912 Black Jack Grimesland Road -Grimesland, NC 27837 Phone (252) 758-6147 Fax (252) 758-6160


The First Born Community Development Center (FBCDC) was established on a vision based on a Hebrews 12:23 scripture derived from the King James version of the bible. The main visionary responsible for the founding of the center on January 1, 1992 was Bishop J. L. Smith.
Bishop Smith was received into heaven on August 29, 2002 while the program he started to help those in need has remained steadfast as family and friends carry on his vision.

The Center has been a member agency of the Food Bank of North Carolina since June 16, 1992. All Federal In-kind food contributions come from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)/USDA. The
Center also administers SNAP, the State Nutrition Assistant Program. In 1993-1994, the FBCDC built a 2,600 square foot building to house the food operation. The center has freezers for perishable goods and storage space for non-perishable items. The foundation of the building  was donated by Burroughs Wellcome, Inc. which is now DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


FBCDC is open every second and fourth Saturday from 10am to 12pm. During this time, families and individuals fill out applications and pick up food.  Food boxes are delivered to the homebound elderly and handicapped.

FBCDC food boxes come in one standard size that usually contain canned, fresh and frozen meats, as well as bread, fruit, vegetables, dairy products beverages and health and beauty aids.

FBCDC has many community volunteers who are dedicated to assisting with food distribution and application processing.

FBCDC has a Thrift Shop open during operational hours, Items are available to recipients at no cost, but donations are accepted for the Thrift Shop information, contact Martha Chamberlain.


The First Born Community Development Center offers the following programs:

Food Box Distribution On-site

Diabetic Education/Nutrition Food Box Distribution

Homebound Delivery Food Box Service

Cloths Closet for Clients

Current Fundraiser
Please mail a check to First Born CDC, P.O. Box 308, Grimesland, NC  27837.  There are thirty cards per box.  Each card cost $1.00.