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Seeing it Through: The Louise Circle Redevelopment Project

DSC_0399.JPGCouncilman Larry Wright recollected just how much effort went into getting the Louise Circle re-development project underway.

“There needed to be a high level of coordination, so I made lots of calls and held lots of meetings, including meetings with the neighborhood residents themselves. But, it was all worth it to see this project come together!” Councilman Wright exclaimed.



ASPIRE Suspending Cumberland County Applications

The ASPIRE Self-Sufficiency Program is no longer accepting applications from Cumberland County until further notice.

Public Notice of Debt Management Program Assumption

Action Pathways, Inc. is accepting vendor bids for total assumption of the Debt Management Program. The contract requires total assumption of the Debt Management Program to include client files, client debts, client fees, creditor information and fair share.

An Action Pathways Success: Mona

Mona says that her spirit of giving manifested itself many years ago as she faced her own hardships and began to understand the power of grace, altruism and giving back. Like many of us, it was through her valleys that she discovered herself, her inner strength and better still, her purpose in life.DSC_0849 (1).JPG

“Coming from a place of being in need, not being able to eat, not being able to provide [for my children],I thank God for an organization like Action Pathways and its Second Harvest Food Bank that works to address all the issues surrounding a person’s battle with poverty, including food insecurity and hunger.” 

Mona Hyppolite, Reclamation Coordinator




Head Start Staff Tell Us Why They Love Their Jobs

Gates for Website Thumbnail.jpgA federally funded child development program, Head Start is staffed by individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of children. Hear their stories on why they enjoy coming into work every day.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina Receives $25,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Fund Infrastructure and Equipment Needed for Handling Fresh Food

“One in five people struggle with hunger in Cumberland and the surrounding counties including more than 51,000 children,” said Ron Pringle, DSC_0116.JPGProgram Director for Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina. “We are thankful to the Walmart Foundation for helping to ensure that people who struggle with hunger have access to nutrient-rich food. 


"Father and Friends" at Monkey Joe's in Fayetteville

Mr. Allen, grandfather to five-year-old Kaiden, spoke highly of Father and Friends at the recent event, raving about the program’s benefits for both father-figures and children. He also praised the program for helping to provide Head Start children with the opportunity to spend time outside of their homes while fathers have the chance to spend regularly, scheduled precious moments with their children.DSC_0325.JPG


Food Lion Feeds supports Second Harvest Food Bank

Cropped Screenshot.jpgEleven-year-old Mikayla Nathan of Spring Lake, North Carolina was recently honored as an "Honorable Mention" winner in the 2017 Food Lion Feeds "Roar Against Hunger" Design-a-Reusable Bag contest. In fact, her design was selected from more than 400 entries this year. Her drawing, which will be featured on the side of the reusable bag, will be sold in more than 1,000 Food Lion stores throughout the United States. 


Action Pathways Awarded Numerous Accolades During N.C. Community Action Association’s Annual Conference

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Mr. Murphy's New Energy-Efficient Home

Mr Murphy Resized by 45p then 65p Smaller.jpgMr. Charlie Murphy, a 75-year-old gentleman, who resides in Fayetteville, says he is grateful for Action Pathways and its Weatherization team for making his home more energy-efficient. “I got a $106 light bill, I’ve never had [a bill that low before]!”

Charlie Murphy, Weatherization Assistance Program participant


Weatherization Intake Session

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Action Pathways' Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has 12 intake sessions throughout its southeastern service area for the month of June. Join WAP for one of its scheduled times to speak with a program specialist about eligibility requirements. This month's intake sessions locations include: 

Cumberland, Sampson, Moore, Hoke, Montgomery, Bladen, Columbus, Roberson, Brunswick and Scotland county.

Please contact WAP staff to schedule an appointment at (910) 223-0116, option 2. We want to help you start saving money on your energy bills next!

Cumberland Community Foundation’s Donates One Million Pounds to Second Harvest Food Bank

Community Gives Together to Stop Hunger


Local residents have contributed enough to Cumberland Community Foundation’s One Million Pounds for Second Harvest Campaign to bring an additional 31 tractor trailers of food and supplies to Second Harvest Food Bank.


Get your Hands dirty at the Community Education Garden

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Action Pathways Consumer Credit Counseling Service Offers Student Loan Counseling

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Get more than repayment options. Get a game plan.

SHFB 2nd Saturday Produce Market

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Please join Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast NC on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  We're giving out perfectly imperfect produce.  

CCCS 1st Time Homebuyer's Workshop

Come learn the secrets to buying your first home! The following topics will be discussed:

  • Homeownership Programs
  • Preparing for Homeownership 
  • Shopping for a Home
  • Obtaining a Mortage 
  • Closing
  • Life as Homeowner

This workshop is free and open to the public, just need to call or email for a spot!

SHFB Driving Out Hunger Golf Tournament

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Join us for the Second Harvest Food Bank Driving Out Hunger Invitational Golf Tournament, and show just how much you care about your community!

Action Pathways, formerly Cumberland Community Action Program (CCAP), launches new brand, reaffirms commitment for future of service to region

Today, the Cumberland Community Action Program, Inc. (CCAP) announces its transition to a new name—Action Pathways, Inc. Since 1965, CCAP has provided services to low-income individuals in southeastern North Carolina. As the agency celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the change reaffirms its commitment to serving the needs of the region with a new name, new brand, and new vision for future service.

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