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Johnston County Blessing Boxes

Have a blessing? Leave a blessing.  Need a blessing? Take a blessing.

While we could never predict the Covid-19 outbreak, we did know that people in our county would be willing to help their neighbors. We see this giving spirit on display in our Johnston County Blessing Boxes.

Let's continue to help our neighbors in need. If you have non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, or household goods to share, please donate them to one of the ten teal Blessing Boxes located at the fire departments of

Benson | Clayton Fire Station 1 | Clayton Fire Station 2

Kenly | Meadow | North Side Fire and Rescue Station 1 (Archer Lodge)

North Side Fire and Rescue Station 2 (Thanksgiving)

Pine Level | Selma | Smithfield.

If you are unable to donate at one of our physical locations but still wish to help, click below to make a monetary donation.  All donations made will go directly to stock the boxes. We also have an Amazon Charity List with items you can buy for our Blessing Boxes.

Blessing Boxes are designed by the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield for community members to anonymously donate or pick-up essentials like non-perishable food items and toiletries during their time of need.

We encourage community members to drop off donations at the Blessing Boxes to help keep them stocked for those in need.

Suggested donations include non-perishable food items like canned goods (soups, vegetables, chili), boxed meals, canned proteins (tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage), pasta, vitamins, canned or boxed milk, peanut butter, cereal bars, granola bars, oatmeal, grits, baby food, bottled water, etc. Hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, soap, cleaning supplies, deodorant, Q-tips, toilet paper, diapers, tissues and band aids are also great donations for the Blessing Boxes. 

Visit our Facebook Page for up to date inventory alerts at our boxes.  

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Johnston County Food Resource Guide 

Our Provisional Member Class of 2019 - 2020 created a guide of resources that can be found in Johnston County to assist families and individuals with additional support when it comes to hunger.  We encourage you to use this guide in order to direct people to assistance and pass out in your local community.  If you have additional resources or questions regarding the guide please email us at  Click on the link below for a printable copy of the guide.

Amazon Charity List for Blessing Boxes

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JWL now has an Amazon Charity list with non-perishable food and toiletry items that you can purchase to help stock our Blessing Boxes. We are so appreciative of every donation as we help those in need. Items purchased from the charity list are shipped directly to our distribution sites and will be divided among all JWL Blessing Boxes.

Build Your Own
Blessing Box 

The Junior Women's League of Smithfield receives many inquiries from members of the community regarding how they may build a blessing box. With that in mind, we are happy to share the schematics our Provisional members used to build the ten teal Blessing Boxes JWL currently has in place at local fire departments. Click on the link below for a printable copy of the Blessing Box Plan.

 Blessing Box Repair Request

The Junior Women's League of Smithfield has ten teal Blessing Boxes at local fire stations in Johnston County for community members to anonymously donate or pick up essentials like non-perishable food items and toiletries during their time of need. 


This form is intended for Public Use to easily inform JWL of damages and/or repairs needing to be made at these blessing boxes. Thank you for your assistance. 

Blessing Box Community Contributors 

Want to become a Blessing Box Community Contributor? We have 10 blessing boxes across Johnston County and would love for your organization or business to join us in our effort to address food insecurity in our community. 

Blessing Box Community Contributors can provide non-perishable items, such as canned vegetables, pasta, applesauce, canned meats, and cereal bars, each month for one or more of the Blessing Boxes. These community organizations and businesses will be recognized by JWL through social media and the website.  We are eager to partner with the community to serve the families of Johnston County. If your organization or business is interested in joining the JWL in this effort, please contact us at

The Junior Women's League of Smithfield is proud to partner with our Community Contributors, McNutt Orthodontics and Clayton Pediatric Dentistry.

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