United Way of Iredell County Partner Agency Spotlight: Yokefellow Ministry

ADDRESS: 1386 Shelton Avenue, Statesville
PHONE: 704-872-1459 (Thrift Store/Business Office); 704-872-7677 (Helping Center)
EMAIL: yokefellowthriftstore@gmail.com and yokefellowhelpingcenter@gmail.com
WEBSITE: yokefellowministry.squarespace

Executive Director: Neil Furr
Board Chair: Jean Land

Number of employees: 7

Description of services: Emergency food boxes, diaper program for families in need, mobile food pantry, emergency assistance with utilities, other assistance when possible, clothing vouchers

Number of clients served last year: 11,228 individuals from 3,787 households

What is the best way for someone to contact your agency to access services: Call 704-872-7677. Leave a message and phone number for Helping Center staff. There is an initial application process for food services to get your name in the system. Utility or rental assistance requires an interview.

What role do volunteers play in your agency: Volunteers help greatly with putting up stock as it comes in. They also help prepare food boxes.

What is the best way for someone to get involved with your agency: Contact the Helping Center at 704-872-7677 or Store manager at 704-872-1459.

Budget for current fiscal year: $321,854
United Way funding for current fiscal year: $8,729

The Thrift Store is the primary source of funding. Located at 1386 Shelton Avenue, the store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday-Saturday.