We thought we’d share the wonderful article in last week’s Macon County News (shout out to Travis Tallent) showcasing the wonderful outcomes from a group of members, partnering agencies coming together for a shared goal: providing resources and enriching lives! Thank you to all!

CareNet Back-to-School Cookout Article Macon Co. News 8.7

No Kid Hungry in the Summertime

Check out this cool interactive map from Google Maps and No Kid Hungry showing the local host sites providing summertime meals for children! Click below to find #SummerMeals sites in your area:

To learn more on how to fight childhood hunger here in Macon County, check out our BackPack Program and learn more about our Summer BackPacks for children!

1st Annual CareNet Back-to-School Cookout

CareNet Back-to-School

Join CareNet, Life Church Franklin, Mirror Dance Hair Design & Modern Barbershop

WHAT: 1st Annual CareNet Back-to-School Cookout

WHEN: Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 10:00AM-1:00PM

WHERE: CareNet Parking Lot – 130 Bidwell St. Franklin, NC

We will be distributing Back-to-School items, such as:

Pencils, Paper, Notebooks, Glue Sticks, Hand Sanitizer & Tissues

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating for the event,

please contact us: 828.369.2642 or carenet@frontier.com

Did You Know…

The estimated value of the many individuals who dedicate their time, talents and enthusiasm to making a difference through volunteering in the state of North Carolina is estimated to be $21.04/hour!?
While we at CareNet believe the value of our volunteers to truly be priceless…when you put a figure like that to the time and dedication of so many willing to help their neighbors in need during times of crisis, we can’t help but to give them all a BIG SHOUT OUT for their support! Thank you and God Bless! Help us spread the word about Volunteering!
Where People Volunteer

Help Make Summer More Awesome For Children…


For every like, watch and share you make of the video below, ConAgra Foods will donate $0.11 to Feeding America to provide 1 meal for children who are at risk of going without food when school’s out for the summer!
‪#‎makesummerawesome‬ ‪#‎FeedingAmerica‬

Did You Know – Here in Macon County, 1 out of every 3 children are considered ‘food insecure’?! Let’s make sure children here in our community are provided food when schools out for the Summer! Want to learn more about what CareNet is doing through our BackPack Program to help fight childhood hunger? Visit the BackPack Program page on our website!

To learn more about ending hunger in your own community, visit ChildHungerEndsHere.com

Stamp Out Hunger 2014

We’d say this year’s ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ event was a HUGE success…
Way to go Macon County!

Thanks to your generosity, our Food Pantry has an additional 1,772 pounds of food to provide to families in need! ‪#‎givelocal

SOH 2014 Website Pic



Macon Bank Matching Grant

Macon County Care Network is teaming up with Macon Bank for a HUGE campaign!

We are excited to officially announce our partnership in the ‘Macon Bank Matching Grant ($1 for $1) up to $25,000!!!

That’s right! For every dollar you donate to Macon County Care Network (CareNet), Macon Bank will match it up to $25,000! Please note, that with this partnership we are looking for both new and current donors to CareNet. Ideally, we hope to see an increase in giving amongst our current donors and look forward to partnering with prospective new donors as well!

To learn more about this exciting opportunity to give back in your community and partner with Macon Bank, please contact the CareNet office at: 828-369-2642! Or be on the lookout in your local Macon Bank branch for more details and our campaign materials to assist you with your contribution!

Marketing Pic


Macon Bank Matching Grant

Volunteers ROCK!

We were so happy to have the CBC Students from Community Bible Church in Highlands contact us about volunteering! The group of 16-18 year olds were working for hours towards their Peak Scholarship (see below) and wanted to give back in Franklin, NC! We were blessed to have them volunteer with us at the office and assist us in planting fresh flowers out front, redesigning our all-new kid’s corner in the lobby and helping out at the CareNet Thrift Store!

Want more information on the Peak Scholarship, as well as, Community Bible Church and the CBC Student group!?
Peak is an intensive discipleship program for dedicated high school students who desire to go deeper in their understanding of Christ. At the same time they become leaders in their schools and communities. Scholarship opportunities are afforded to those who complete the program.
Community Bible Church Highlands