Our Story

Our story starts with a dream.  Common Heart is a dream. It is God's dream. It is God's heart of love, shared by us, for our world, our community, our neighborhoods and all our neighbors.

How we got here

Common Heart, a grassroots movement in Union County NC, started in July 2006 with the simple desire of four friends to bridge the gap between our faith and concrete practical demonstrations of God's love.

This rag tag group grew behind the scenes and was hidden for years. Many new friends joined in and we just served, loved and grew.

A simple desire caught on. As we shared with folks, we had a crazy thought: maybe it is just as simple as loving God and loving people. It is growing into a small revolution of kindness loving our neighbors and serving those in need. 

What began in 2006 as four friends, is now more than 350 friends serving hungry families each and every month! In 2017, during our 12th year, we delivered a week's worth of groceries to 3,787 families through our traditional pantries and served another 1,023 families through our mobile pantries. That's more than 16,078 people! As the small revolution matures it is becoming increasingly about empowering folks to move out of poverty.

It really takes a community. And we are grateful for our community of volunteers, donors, friends, supporters, businesses, and agencies.

Together we share this

one common heart


Who are we? 

Who are we?          Just women, men, teens and children from various backgrounds, ethnicities, socio-economic conditions, faith communities, and various faith journeys "bridging the gap & breaking through barriers" for families and our community.

Who are we?          Just common folks motivated by our various faiths desiring to serve and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Who are we?          Just a little yeast hoping to raise the level of love, compassion and service to others in our neighborhoods, businesses, faith communities, city, country and world.

Who are we?            Just a small 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization putting personal faith and values into action serving people without regard  to race, creed, color, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, country of origin, legal status, socio-economic class, political affiliations or anything else that divides people. We believe that God is an "equal opportunity lover" of human-kind. 

WE ARE VOLUNTEERS IN

A SMALL REVOLUTION OF KINDNESS!