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Free food pantries in Durham County North Carolina.

Anyone who needs free food or groceries in Durham County North Carolina has a number of options. Find a list of churches, charities, food banks, soup kitchens and pantries near you to turn to for help. They offer services to anyone in need, with a focus on families with children, the low income, unemployed, and senior citizens.

Many of the local food pantries in Durham also partner with various non-profit organizations across the state of North Carolina and the nation in order to offer the most comprehensive services possible. Individuals who need help may also be referred to these other non-profits too. There is a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page.

Not only can people receive food, meals, and perishable items, but many Durham North Carolina County pantries also distribute clothing, holiday meals and gifts. There may also be free baby formula, hygiene items and household products to the low income and needy. Or those families facing poverty can get help in applying for public benefits such as SNAP food stamps.

All solutions will be explored, as the primary goal is to help people make it through a difficult period in their lives by providing free food and other aid. Many families have lost their jobs or are faced with some form of economic hardship, and a pantry can’t often be a last resort.

United Pentecostal
Address - 2008 W. Carver St.
Durham, North Carolina 27704
Phone number - (919) 477-6555

205 Broadway
Durham, North Carolina 27704
Call (919) 683-5300 for emergency food assistance.
Another site is at Healing with CARE at 214 Broadway Street, Durham, NC 27701. Call this free food pantry at 919-683-5300




Nehemiah Christian Center
514 North Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone number is 919-688-4203
The charity offers self-sufficiency programs, hot meals, and applications to government aid, including job training programs, SNAP food stamps, USDA benefits and more.

Ministerio Guerreros De Jesucristo International
1800 North Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27701
The food pantry also serves immigrants and Spanish Speakers in Durham County. Get produce or vegetables. There is bread, dairy, and canned and dry goods. Or get frozen meat, spam, and household cleaning supplies, including detergent or wipes.

Salvation Army - Durham County
.810 N Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27701. Main phone number - (919) 688-7306
909 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701. Call 919-688-7306
A thrift store, food bank, and household products are all offered. Also offers information on social services. Also apply for holiday meals and gifts, including Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The low income, homeless and unemployed can also use a soup kitchen. More on Durham County free food from Salvation Army.

Monument of Faith Church
The free food bank is at 900 Simmons Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701





Russell Memorial CME Church
Location is 703 South Alston Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
For hours call 919-682-2523
The pantry is open to people of all faiths. Items like pasta, cereal, canned meat, feminine goods, tuna and other groceries are offered.

Southside Church of Christ
800 Elmira Avenue
Durham, North Carolina 27707

Urban Learning Gardens
110 East Geer Street
Durham, NC 27701
They teach people (kids and adults) how to grow their own food, including for sale at farmers markets. Get seeds, classes on growing or shopping, and other support.

Two Fish Five Loaves
Main address is 316 Hebron Road
Durham, NC 27704
Programs include a free food pantry, clothing bank, and soup kitchen.

Durham Center For Senior Life
1308 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Seniors and the disabled can get free Congregate Meals. There are lunches across Durham County. Volunteers also operate Meals on Wheels for the homebound.

Emanuel Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
Main address 2504 North Roxboro Street
Durham, North Carolina 27704
Call 919-451-6626

Mount Zion Christian Church
3519 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27713





Christian Assembly Emergency Food Pantry
5516 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27712
Both emergency food and holiday meals are offered, including at Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Find Crackers, Cooking Oil, Juice, Beans, Pasta, PB&J and more.

Parktown Food Hub and South Durham Connections
Main address 5123 Revere Road
Durham, NC 27713

Jewish Family Services - Durham and Chapel Hill Social Services
Main address is 1937 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
Call 919-354-4936 for details
Assistance includes financial aid, medical, food, and meals. Most of the resources are for the elderly and vulnerable. Find Jewish Family Service programs near you.

Immanuel Temple SDA Church
Church address - 2104 S. Alston Ave.
Durham, NC 27701
Call the church at (919) 682-5210

Calvary Baptist Church
Location - 1204 Lynn Rd.
Durham, North Carolina 27703
(919) 596-2592
Clothing, blankets for the homeless, and hot meals may be served. Low income families in Durham County in a crisis may receive a free box of groceries with milk, perishable items, and other goods.

Second Mile Ministries - Provides free food, meals, perishable items, clothing, and other aid to the less fortunate in Durham NC.
2601 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(919) 286-3596





Mission Society Food Pantry & Clothing Closet- Urban Ministries
Location of food pantry - 410 Liberty St.
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Telephone number is (919) 682-0538 x26
Gently used or new clothing, free food, and other forms of financial and non-financial assistance is provided to the low income. They also can refer people to government food assistance, such as SNAP food stamps and other aid.

Calvary Baptist Church
1204 Lynn Rd.
Durham, North Carolina 27703
(919) 596-2592
(267) 536-9880
Can provide information and referrals.

Oak Grove Outreach runs the Community Outreach and Mission Effort program
Stop by the center at 1008A Simmons St.
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Call (919) 680-2927 for hours or to make an appointment.

Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ - Supportive Service Aid
1715 Athens St.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone number - (919) 596-4998
The elderly as well as families with children can get a free bag of groceries or other support.

Women, Infants, & Children's Nutrition Program, Durham
2634 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite 213
Mechanics and Farmers Corporate Office Building
Durham, North Carolina 27707
(919) 956-4042
The WIC program was created by the government to offer baby food, meals, groceries, and other nutritional support to the low income and people in poverty.





Find other free food and meals near you in Durham County

There are other free food programs near you in the Durham area. For referrals, call 919-956-2513 or 919-875-0707. Everything from home delivered meals for seniors and the disabled may be provided along with applications to WIC, SNAP food stamps and other benefits.

By Jon McNamara

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