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Free food pantries and groceries in Fayetteville NC area.

There are many free food pantries across both Fayetteville as well as Cumberland County that help struggling families. The programs, which are often based at charity organizations or churches near you, will try not not turn anyone away that is facing hunger. The food banks, many of which are open today, may have everything from a box of groceries to other basic items such as clothing, Christmas meals, hygiene supplies or even financial support, especially for military families. Find free food and groceries below as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for more referrals.

When contacting a local pantry, resources are limited. While they will try to provide free food to everyone today and other days of the week, this is not always possible. Priority will be for seniors as well as families in Cumberland County with young children. There are also free Meals on Wheels services for the elderly and disabled in Fayetteville NC. 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 they can learn about how pantries and nutrition works, such as information on what do dates on food packages mean. In addition, many charities also offer free meals on Wheels to the elderly or disabled. Or some of the food pantries also pass out clothing and similar personal hygiene items.

Where to get free food, meals and other goods in Cumberland County North Carolina

Upper Room Prayer House
Location is 7035 Doe Hill Rd., Autryville, Nc 28318. Call (910)531-4008
There is an emergency food assistance program (TEFAP) as well as pantry. Get shelf-stable food, household items like toilet paper or hand sanitizer, produce and other goods.

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
330 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 321 Dick Street, 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. The low income in Fayetteville can get help applying for summer snack or backpack programs, USDA meals and other services.

Catholic Charities - Cumberland County
726 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301. Call (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. There are shelf-stable foods, free toiletries such as soap and other goods.

Partners in Ministry
12 3rd St, Laurinburg, NC 28352. Call (910) 277-3355

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Location - 330 Old Wilmington Rd, Fayetteville, NC 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. There may be baby formula, Meals on Wheels, toiletries, laundry detergent, diapers and more.
Clothing and boxes of food containing meats, soup, coffee, and more are offered from the food pantry.





St. John Holiness Church
Address is 9246 Gip Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28312. Call (910)758-9527

Savannah Missionary Baptist
The church is at 6675 Tabor Church Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28312. For hours, dial (910)323-1962

Operation Blessing
Main address is 1337 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. Main number is (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.
This is a free client choice food bank. Clients can “select” the groceries, meats, dairy, household items and more that they need.

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. There may be household items, pots or pans, canned meats and fruit juices, baby formula and other goods.

  • 220 E Russell St, Fayetteville, NC 28301. Call (910) 483-8119
  • Or try 433 Robeson St, Fayetteville, NC 28301. Main phone number is (910) 764-1041

Love Of Christ Ministries
Address is 6755 Matt Hair Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28312. Dial (910)850-2460

Gray's Creek Christian Center
The location is 3028 School Rd., Hope Mills, NC 28348. Dial (910)485-3005
A soup kitchen and shelter is on site. The homeless, job less and others can get free food, groceries, hot meals and more.

Bethany Church Of God Of Prophecy
A food bank and soup kitchen is at 7350 Maxwell Rd., Stedman, Nc 28391. Phone number is (910)483-1044

The Household Of Faith
Location is 468 N. Plymouth St., Fayetteville, NC 28312. Main number is (910)483-8942

Christian Pentecostal Church
Location is 742 E. Russell St., Fayetteville, NC 28301. Call (910)527-3045

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, Cumberland Community Action Program
406 Deep Creek Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28312. Call 910) 485-6923 or (800) 758-6923
This center offers referrals to soup kitchens and pantries. Feeding America/Second Harvest partners with many non-profits to help the unemployed, hungry and others. Learn about programs such as USDA Commodities, cheese or milk, canned tuna, fruits or vegetables and other goods.

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.

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

Find more free food programs in Cumberland County and Fayetteville near you

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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