Cabarrus County ‘Blessing Boxes’ Filled With Food, Hope For Community

CABARRUS Co —A Concord woman found a unique way to lend a hand during the Coronavirus crisis.  And her vision came to life long before this pandemic.

Sheryl Kluge created Cabarrus Blessing Boxes.  

They are little boxes filled with nonperishable foods, personal hygiene items and activity books for kids.  All of the items are free for people in need.

There are five Blessing Boxes located across Cabarrus County.  One at fire station 4 and 5 in Concord, another at the ZMAX Dragway and One Life Church also in Concord. Another box can be found in Kannapolis at the Cabarrus Health Alliance.  And Kluge hopes they’ll soon begin popping up in communities all over the world.

“A woman came up to me tears in her eyes asked if she could hug me. She told me that the box was the only thing that her and her son had as far as food for three of four days,” says Sheryl Kluge. “It’s not just a box that’s sitting here with food, it’s really being used and definitely helping people.”

Kluge hopes if someone takes an item from the blessing boxes, they’ll eventually add some items too.  

She also suggests people sanitize anything they take from the boxes.