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The Taylor-Burroughs Market P.L.A.C.E. (Pantry of Love, Acceptance, Care and Equality) serves People Living with HIV, and those at high risk for contracting HIV including individuals experiencing poverty, food insecurity, homelessness, substance use and interpersonal violence. We are a USDA-TEFAP distribution center for those who qualify.
We offers a variety of items including non-perishable goods, fresh produce, milk, eggs, meats, personal hygiene items, baby necessities, and household cleaning supplies.
In 2020, the Market P.L.A.C.E. was visited 8,909 times by 4,031individuals/households. 1,932 were first-time visitors - a 90% increase in traffic and demand over 2019.
65% were people living with HIV
15,500 hygiene and PPE kits were distributed
118,000 lbs of food was disbursed
88 food delivers were made to rural residents in outlying counties
100 school-age children received new backpacks and school supplies
125 families received holiday meal baskets
In 2020, we renamed the pantry Taylor-Burroughs Market P.L.A.C.E. (Pantry of Love, Acceptance, Care, and Equality) in honor of a set of generous donations from the families of the late Zachary Taylor and Joseph Burroughs, Hayes Barton United Methodist, ViiV Healthcare and several smaller grants.
These funds enabled us to launch the Nourishment and Encouragement (N&E) program that extends Market P.L.A.C.E. services to medically vulnerable and socially isolated PLWH (People Living With HIV) who are unable to visit the pantry.
We purchase a delivery van and hired dedicated delivery staff to make regular food deliveries and home visits to individuals who lack transportation and/or reside in rural communities.
Additionally, we acquired new commercial refrigerators and freezers, enabling us to expand our offerings of fresh produce, dairy products, fish and meats.