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We help your friends, neighbors, and family. It is our goal to help anyone who comes to us in their time of need.

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What we’re about

RCS is a faith-based organization that addresses the basic needs of our community by providing food, clothing and shelter to those who need it most. We have a diverse group of volunteers who come to us from local churches and businesses; all wanting to give of themselves to help others. Our primary programs include the Soup Kitchen, Clothing Closet and Homeless Shelter, but we have many other thriving programs that help nourish the whole person: mind, body and spirit. We offer many opportunities and welcome volunteer and monetary support for the following programs:

  • soup kitchen
  • clothing closet
  • homeless shelter
  • transportation assistance
  • disaster relief and recovery
  • food pantry
  • rent & utility assistance
  • enrichment programs
  • STEP education with
    Craven Community College



Who we help

We help the men and women who have lost their job for reasons beyond their control. We help the children who need a well-balanced meal when school is not in session. We help the families who have lost their homes from an unforgiving natural disaster and need a place to stay or assistance starting over. We help the women who have been abused and need a safe place to stay with their children. We help your neighbors, friends and family. It is our goal to help anyone who comes to us in their time of need by providing quality programs and services that provide assistance and promote self-sufficiency.


Who We Are

RCS is made up of the following groups:

  • 20 individuals serve on our Board of Directors
  • Executive Director, Finance Director, Operations, Special Events Coordinator
  • A part-time staff of 10 who oversees the Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter, Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, Prescription Medicine, Rent & Utility Assistance, Enrichment & Education, and Community Outreach
  • More than 300 volunteers who are ready to serve in the kitchen, warehouse, or shelter. Wherever there is a need, we count on our volunteers to be there.

Board of Directors

  • Deborah Cook, President
  • Patti Peebles, Vice President
  • Dick Dodson, Treasurer
  • Lynn Anderson, Secretary
  • Juliet Rogers, Executive Director
  • Judith Dale
  • Paul Dernier
  • Winston Dixon
  • Sonia Fonville
  • David Kick
  • Sara King
  • Lt. Ronnie Lovick
  • Lynn Maletzky
  • Peter Moeller
  • Rick Phillips
  • Pastor Angie Scott
  • Eric Smith
  • Shelia Stansberry
  • Deborah Swan
  • Kimsey R. Welch


JULIET ROGERS Executive Director

Juliet joined RCS in August of 2012. She has two great kids, Kelly and Julian, and a really cute husband, Richard. New Bern has been home for 13 years and a wonderful place to raise her kids. She is lucky to have her Mom and Dad living in New Bern as well. She loves RCS because it loved her first, and she looks forward to lots of years serving the people of New Bern and surrounding counties.


Susan began working with RCS as a soup kitchen volunteer, but has just recently joined the team as the bookkeeper in Fall of 2014. Susan and her husband moved to New Bern in 2007 with their 3 children and truly feel that it was a blessing from God that relocated them to the area. They have enjoyed being a part of the New Bern community. She has spent most of her recent time as a highly active volunteer in the school system and is looking forward to the time ahead of her serving with RCS.

ROSEANN BROWNELL Special Events Coordinator & Social Worker

Roseann joined RCS on January 1, 1998 as the Soup Kitchen Manager.  Over the years, her duties have evolved to include volunteer coordinator, food pantry, clothing closet and warehouse ministries. A native of  New Bern, Roseann has watched New Bern grow in many ways and loves what she does for God and for RCS. She and her husband have two sons and enjoy the many activities that go on in and around the New Bern area.


Sally came to the New Bern area in September 2003 to be with her daughter Karrie, her son-in-law Scott and her 5 beautiful grandchildren. She became aware of RCS that same year while volunteering with her church and fell in love with the people and the community she now calls home. She cooked the first holiday meal for RCS on Christmas Day 2004 for the Shelter guests. Sally is originally from Wisconsin, but moved to Ohio in 1970 where she opened up a very successful restaurant and learned quickly of her love of cooking. Sally gives a lot of time and effort overseeing the Kitchen and Warehouse, but the most she gives is from her heart. RCS is very blessed to have Sally!