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. We just served, loved and grew.

A simple desire caught on. As we shared with folks, we had a simple thought: maybe it is as simple as loving God and loving people. It has become a small revolution of kindness to love our neighbors and serve those in need.

What began in 2006 as four friends, is now more than 250 friends serving hungry families each and every month! In June 2015, as we entered our 10th year, we delivered a week's worth of groceries to more than 1,025 people and served another 938 through our traditional pantry. That's 568 families in one month.

It 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 stages in our faith journeys "bridging the gap together" for families and our community.

Who are we?          Just common folks seeking to follow Jesus and desiring to serve and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

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

Who are we?            Just a small 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization putting personal faith 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.