Operation Reach Out Inc

Operation Reach Out Inc



About Us

As you did it to one of the least my brothers, you did it to Me. Matthew:25-40

Operation Reach Out is a Christian nonprofit organization in Monroe, NC, focused on honoring God by meeting people where they are in life's circumstances. Operation Reach Out aims to serve both the body and the soul by providing emergency food, clothing, furniture, utilities, and medication as well as well as a daily Bible study and lunch.


Founded in 1991 by Modene Howie, Ben Strickland, and James Sessoms, Operation Reach Out was initially created to serve simply as a food pantry. Over the years, however, Operation Reach Out expanded its services to provide emergency funds for food, clothing, medicine, etc. to the needy in Union County.

What we do:

-Provide emergency food, medicine, clothing, furniture, household items, funding for fuel, utilities, special needs, free fans and heaters.

-Operate our food pantry, Joseph's Pantry, and give out food boxes to over 100 families each month.

-Operate Finders Keepers, our resale shop which sells donated clothing, furniture, and household items at reasonable prices.

-Offer Bible study and free lunch every weekday.

-Assist with the Lord of the Harvest (free meal) each Thanksgiving.

-Make regular deliveries to shut-in families in the Waxhaw area and to senior sites.

-Offer Christian counseling.

-Host the dental bus that provides free dental care.

-Hold an annual fundraiser Taste of Union.


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Rep/Contact Info

Cara Steele
Executive Director
  • Phone: (704) 289-4237
Cara Steele
Executive Director
  • Phone: (704) 289-4237