Food pantries in Durham North Carolina.

Anyone who needs free food or groceries in Durham County North Carolina has a number of churches, charities, food banks and pantries 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.

Not only can people receive food, meals, and perishable items, but many Durham NC pantries also distribute clothing, holiday meals and gifts, 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.

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.





Salvation Army - Durham County
810 N Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27701
Main phone number - (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.

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.

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



By Jon McNamara

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