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 ragtag 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 2021, our 15th year, we delivered a week’s worth of groceries to 10,861 families an average of 12 times! 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 Common Heart
Who are we?
We are: 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.
We are: Just common folks motivated by our various faiths desiring to serve and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
We are: 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.
We are: 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.