Fayetteville area food pantries.

There are many food pantries across both Fayetteville as well as Cumberland County for struggling families. The programs, which are often based at charity organizations or churches, will try not not turn anyone away that is facing huner. The food banks may have everything from a box of groceries to other basic items such as clothing, Christmas meals, or even financial support, especially for military families.

When contacting a local pantry, resources are limited. While they will try to provide free food to everyone, this is not always possible. Priority will be for seniors as well as families in Cumberland County with young children. The person seeking assistance should come prepared with proof of their need, including income and expenses. If a charity can't help, then inquire into other state of North Carolina assistance programs, such as TANF, summer snacks for children or SNAP food stamps.

Also, clients can inquire into special programs available in the Fayetteville area, such as free Thanksgiving or Christmas programs and meals. Or some of the food pantries also pass out clothing and similar personal hygiene items.

Alms House
Address is 215 West Patterson Street
Hope Mills, North Carolina 28348
Main phone number is (910) 425-0902
The ministry passed out free emergency food, groceries and clothing to the working poor.

Abney Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church
332 Old Wilmington Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Main phone - (910) 483-4384
The Cumberland County Department of Social Services needs to refer families to this charity. There is a food pantry, soup kitchen for the very low income and homeless, and other support.

Cumberland Community Action Agency and Aspire
The main office is at 316 Green St
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Call (910) 223-0116
Numerous government aid programs are run. Clients can apply for SNAP food stamps, or get a referral to a local pantry. Or learn about job training or grants for paying for groceries, rent, and other expenses.




Catholic Charities - Cumberland County
590 Cedar Creek Road
Fayetteville, NC 28312
(910) 424-2020
Emergency food is combined with financial aid. There is also baby formula, furniture from a thrift store, and clothing for students and employees. Other assistance will be non-perishable goods, Christmas toys and meals, and Meals on Wheels for seniors in Cumberland County.

Partners in Ministry
12 Third Street East
Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352
Telephone - (910) 277-3377
Clothing and boxes of food containing meats, soup, coffee, and more are offered from the food pantry.

Operation Blessing
Main address is 1337 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 483-1119
A focus of the non-profit is on Military Families in the county. Learn about WIC vouchers, food for single parents, and other support.

Beatitude House, New South River Baptist Association
102 N. Main Street
Spring Lake, North Carolina 28390
Call the pantry or thrift store at (910) 496-0925 for an application.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, Cumberland Community Action Program
406 Deep Creek Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28312
(800) 758-6923
This center offers referrals to soup kitchens and pantries.





Anderson Creek Community Church
2085 Ray Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390
(910) 436-0548

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Location - 2996 Rosehill Rd
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Main phone - (910) 483-4384

Fayetteville Urban Ministry
Address: 701 Whitfield Street
Fayetteville, Carolina 28302
Phone - (910) 483-5944
Funds can help with buying groceries or paying bills. Medications, housing, and other support is also at the pantry. Children can receive a summer meal, or the location offers surplus USDA commodities too.

City Rescue Mission
120 North Cool Spring Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 323-0446
A soup kitchen and shelter is on site.

Hope Center
913 Person Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 920-4729

Open Arms Community Church
342 Moore Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
(910) 829-7424
Free healthy food is offered to low income families. The elderly can get a meal, and other personal hygiene items are passed out.




Salvation Army – The charity offer free food and a thrift store. Children can get Christmas toys, and there are also Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas meals. Other support may be money for medications or grocery store gift certificates in Cumberland County.
245 Alexander Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301, main phone (910) 485-8026
Address - P.O. Box 514, Fayetteville, NC 28302, (910) 483-8119

New South River Baptist Association
102 N. Main Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390
(910) 496-0925
Clothes, toys, and food is offered. Volunteers can help people apply to other social services too.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
Main location is 4760 Fayetteville Highway
Godwin, North Carolina 28344
(910) 567-5470

For additional help or referrals, dial 910-485-8809. A call center can refer individuals to Commodity Supplemental Food Program or other pantries. There are also food programs for the disabled, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) is always an option in Fayetteville too.


By Jon McNamara

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