Our mission: “Improving lives through service and collaboration in Johnston County”. This Thanksgiving, Serve the Need in Johnston County, Inc. – in partnership with area businesses, churches, civic organizations and over 100 volunteers, served over 3000 meals to Johnston County residents.

This annual event caught the attention of WRAL News, who broadcast live from the event. In case you missed it, this is the video from their broadcast along with a nice write-up. We’re so thankful to our members and all those that helped to make this extraordinary event possible! “What we do by ourselves matters; What we do together, really makes the difference.” “When we give we get back.”

Clayton community comes together for Thanksgiving meal :: WRAL.com
Serve The Need in Johnston County held it’s first of four Community Spirit Nights on Tuesday, March 14th. Zaxby’s in Clayton hosted our fundraiser and it was a lot of fun!  Thank you for your support.


Volunteers Stephanie Pena and Tom Ricks

Volunteers deliver weekly meals to CAM
Each Saturday, volunteers for Serve The Need visit local Food Lion stores to pick up donations for CAM. Shown here are CAM / Serve The Need volunteer, Stephanie Pena and Serve The Need Vice President, Tom Ricks. Thank you to Food Lion and our volunteers!

If you’d like to help with weekly delivery — whether it be every week or one week a month — please contact Tom Ricks at 919-333-8399.

Thank you

L to R: Sandy Ross, (Anita Godwin – gave certificates) JoAnne Richardson, Lois Stephenson, Margaret Gooding.

STN 9 to 3 Project Members Recognized
The “9 to 3” Project Committee was formed October 23, 2015, under the direction of Jerry Dodson.  The committee members of the 9 to 3 Project were recently recognized by Anita Godwin, Counselor at Selma Middle School, for their outstanding selflessness and dedication to the 9 to 3 program.

The program offers support for students in any capacity based on need.  Anita Godwin has been instrumental in making sure students are supplied with anything from pencils to meals.  

STN plans to expand this community outreach into other schools for the 2017 year and beyond.  If you are interested in helping with this committee, please contact Anita Godwin at Selma Middle School 919-965-2555.