Operation Love Thy Neighbor

Operation Love Thy Neighbor is a charitable program intended to provide assistance to Currituck County residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals, businesses, and community groups are asked to make monetary donations during the month of May to help their fellow county residents. Then in early June, all donations will be distributed in the form of Food Lion gift cards.

This program is modeled after Operation Santa Claus and the Department of Social Services is managing the collection of donations and distribution of gift cards. The Food Lion gift cards will be worth a specified amount of money and will have a restriction on them that does not allow the user to purchase alcohol or tobacco products.

There is no application or proof of financial hardship required to receive a gift card, other than being a county resident. But please remember that this is intended to help county residents who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A distribution date has not yet been scheduled. When it is, there will likely be two distribution points – one each in the northern and southern areas of mainland Currituck – and will be set up in a drive-thru format to help limit the possible spread of COVID-19.

When the cards are distributed, adults will have to present an ID with a county address to be given one gift card.  The NC Cooperative Extension in Currituck County is also expected to participate by handing out numerous items, such as materials/activities for children to do at home, seed packets and planting guides, and a healthy recipe booklet.

Please take part in Operation Love Thy Neighbor and help each other make it through this tough time! Remember, we’re all in this together!

How To Donate

You can donate your tax deductible donation to help a Currituck County citizen who is financially struggling due to COVISD-19 3 ways.

Please make checks payable to Currituck County.

  • In-person
    Dropbox is located at:
    Currituck County Department of Social Services
    2793 Caratoke Highway
    Currituck, North Carolina  27929
  • Mail
    Currituck County
    Department of Social Services
    153 Courthouse Road, Suite 400
    Currituck, North Carolina 27929
  • Online
    Use Currituck County’s PayPal account.