Get to know our amazing staff and board of directors!

candy "granma" taylor

Candy Taylor, co-founder of the organization and known to many in the community as "Granma," generously spends her life empowering her fellow Wilson residents. She is dedicated to meeting the needs of those around her, even when it means waking up in the middle of the night. The only compensation she receives for her long hours of work is the joy it brings, which is enough to keep her going. 

marvin "preacher" taylor

Marvin Taylor, husband of Candy Taylor and co-founder of the pantry, is responsible for the inital spark that brought about the organization's birth in 2006. His care for his Wilson neighbors led to the organic development of what is now the New Christian Food Pantry. Marvin is confident that God has called him to this specific ministry in Wilson County and finds great fulfillment in being the hands and feet of Jesus in this way.

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Born in Greensboro, NC and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, Chuck Andrews relocated to Wilson over 23 years ago. Through his 35 year career with BB&T, Chuck held various banking positions and retired in 2014 as a Senior VP responsible for 13 operation centers.... full bio here.


Anthony currently serves as NCFP’s Chairman of the Board. A long-time Wilson resident, Anthony has a passion for the community and a desire to help others thrive physically, spiritually, and financially. Having seen Candy and Marvin give selflessly to advance the outreach of NCFP, he felt compelled to join the board of directors in 2013.... full bio here.


A lifelong resident of Wilson County, Reginald is passionate about serving his community. Having worked in the Wilson County School system for over 25 years, his desire to help others extends to his involvement with NCFP where he serves as Vice President.... full bio here.



Originally from Williamsburg, VA, Dale moved to Wilson to attend Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College). Eventually transferring to East Carolina University, Dale earned a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and began her career as a recreation therapist working with special needs children.... full bio here.