Newton, NC – Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) has announced the Share the Harvest Banquet to be held on September 14, at Catawba Country Club. Support of the Share the Harvest Banquet enables ECCCM to meet the growing demands of hunger in our community.

The annual Share the Harvest Banquet will highlight the Faith of Fifty years for ECCCM and will begin with a social at 5pm, 6pm dinner followed by dancing. The event includes live music by The Extraordinaires, a silent auction, raffle and more. Tickets for the event are $75 per person and may be purchased online at

ECCCM remains true to the mission of the original founders in 1969, bringing together the resources of the Christian community to serve the people in need of crisis assistance, support and education, in response to God’s call. The Food Pantry is a key component for ECCCM and the people they serve. Food insecurity affects 20% of Catawba County residents. In 2018, ECCCM provided 1.3 million pounds of food to those in need.

“Support for Share the Harvest Banquet is support for our neighbors that are less fortunate. Gifts from Share the Harvest will feed many of the residents in our county who now suffer from food insecurity,” shared Rev. Robert Silber, Executive Director of ECCCM.

ECCCM, a Catawba County United Way partner agency, provides assistance with mortgage/rent payments, utility bills, hunger relief, transportation, and financial coaching. ECCCM has extended “a hand up, not a hand out” to those in need in eastern Catawba County since 1969, never turning away a qualifying client.