In the early 2000s, pastors from several churches in the North Hills area started having lunch together to fellowship and talk about what was going on in the lives of their respective churches. During their conversations, they realized that their neighbors in crisis were coming to each one of their churches for help with emergency financial and food assistance. They wanted to help more people and help them in a more efficient way. Thus, the idea for a nonprofit that could effectively distribute benevolence to North Raleigh residents in a Christian spirit was born.