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Food banks, soup kitchens and free pantries in Forsyth County NC.

Find free food banks in Forsyth County that help low income families and people who are struggling. There are a number of charities and churches that provide everything from a free bag of groceries to personal hygiene items and give away free, emergency boxes of food. There are also free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, personal toiletries and other items. The free food pantries near you are open limited hours (some today) and rely heavily on donations as well as volunteers, and there is a toll free referral number at the bottom of this page.

Many of the food pantries also offer other support to the needy in the Winston Salem region. This can include things such as applications to USDA food stamps or maybe senior citizens can enroll into a Meals on Wheels service. Another focus is on referring families to meal sites in Forsyth County that can offer Christmas or Thanksgiving meals, or snacks for children that are on summer break. The main pantries in the county are below.

Ardmore United Methodist Church
630 South Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-3718
Call the charity at (336) 723-3695
This pantry has food and clothing. Also, the disabled or seniors can even get free cat or dog food.

RICH Food Pantry
Address: 5307 Peters Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, NC 27127
Dial (336) 784-9347

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
Address is 710 Trade St., Winston-Salem NC 27101. Main phone - Dial 336.723.1848

High Horizons
3254 Kernersville Rd, Winston-Salem  North Carolina 27107. Phone - 336.245.8146
There is a free food bank and soup kitchen. Get canned groceries, hot meals, bag lunches, and fruits, vegetables or meat. Donations keep the pantry running as well as volunteers from Forsyth County.




Senior Services - Meals on Wheels
2895 Shorefair Dr, Winston-Salem NC 27105. Dial 336.725.0907
The homebound, disabled, and elderly can get free home delivery of meals, mostly frozen. There is also a wellness check. There are vitamins, Ensure for the Elderly, USDA commodities and other items for seniors. Even free congregate meals and holiday food boxes.

Neighborhoods Hands Inc
Location is 1713 N Liberty Street, Winston-Salem NC 27105. Phone - 336.391.0218

City Lights Ministry
1600 Williamson St, Winston-Salem North Carolina, 27107. Dial 336.831.1003
A food pantry and soup kitchen feed the poor, homeless, low income and others. Rice, spaghetti, sauce, oatmeal, dairy, meats and more.

Catholic Social Services
627 West Second Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27120
Main phone - (336) 727-0705
The emergency food pantry is operated by volunteers. The charity can also offer referrals to public aid in Forsyth County, such as SNAP food stamps or vouchers for baby formula from WIC. Get everything from cereal to canned food, fruits, formula, and free holiday meals (Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas).

The Salvation Army food banks and soup kitchens in Forsyth County help feed the low income. There are free groceries, hot meals, clothes and more. Another major service are free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals. Or get free hygiene supplies, personal toiletries, stuff like laundry detergent or soap and other goods. More on free food from Forsyth County Salvation Army.

  • The Salvation Army, 1255 N Trade St, Winston-Salem NC 27101. Dial 336.722.8721
  • The Salvation Army-Kernersville, 130 E. Mountain St., Kernersville NC 27284. Telephone - 336.993-8844

Goler Memorial AME Zion Church
The food bank location is 630 N. Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 842-3455

Community Mosque
1419 Waughtown Street
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 756-7766
Rice, meats, non-perishable goods, and clothing for work is offered.

Beloved Community Food Pantry
Main address is 3205 S. Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127





Positive Wellness Alliance
Address is 704 Brookstown Avenue
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
710 Trade St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone - 336.723.1848
Assistance programs include a shelter, blankets and hygiene supplies for the homeless, soup kitchen, and guidance.

Canaan United Methodist Church
1760 Shady Grove Church Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Dial (336) 769-2782

Abbotts Creek - Labor of Love
2817 Abbotts Creek Church Rd
High Point, North Carolina 27265
Dial 336.869.8410
Get everything from Boxed or Canned Soups, Canned beans, Detergent, personal toiletries, and other groceries.

Iglesia Alianza Cristiana
4995 Hampton Rd
Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone number is 336.778.7575

Catholic Charities
1612 14th St
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105
For hours, dial 336.727.0705
A number of social services are offered from the church. Whether free holiday meals, a box of groceries, financial aid, or support for immigrants or single moms, programs are offered.

H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem - Soup Kitchen
Feeding site address is 355 Crawford Pl
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone 336.816.0801
Meals are served in the city.

Samaritan Ministries - Soup Kitchen
414 E Northwest Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone 336.748.1962
Free hot meals, bag lunches and other help. The homeless, seniors, working poor and others can get a hot meal, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.





St Peter's World Outreach
Pantry address is 3683 Old Lexington Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27107
The pantry may have Cooking Oil, Canned Tuna, Detergent, Soap, Canned Fruits, Rice, Pasta, and similar free groceries.

Agape Care and Share
Address - 3650 Patterson Ave
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Telephone - (336) 744-4004
Free food is provided to those in poverty up to 4 times per year.

AIDS Care Service
995 Northwest Blvd
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101
(336) 777-0116
The non-profit only serves residents with HIV or AIDs.

Clemmons United Methodist Church - Food Pantry
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 331-3432

Crisis Control Ministry
Kernersville-East Forsyth - 431 West Bodenhamer Street, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284, call (336) 996-5401
Winston-Salem Office, 200 East 10th Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101. dial (336) 724-7453
Free food as will as financial aid for bills or housing is offered. Case managers can refer clients to social services, such as USDA commodities and state of North Carolina food stamp program. The pantry may also have free personal toiletries, food such as baby formula, Dried bean, milk, or surplus USDA commodities.

Goler Memorial AME Zion Church
Location - 630 N. Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
Address - 3655 Reed Street
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 397-7062
The Triad Community Kitchen serves meals, including holiday, to the low income. They also refer residents to churches and charities that have meat, groceries, and more. They also help with Free Meals on Wheels for the seniors and disabled.

Centenary United Methodist Church
646 W Fifth Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101
For hours, call (336) 724-6311
The pantry offers other services as well.







Sunnyside Ministry of the Moravian Church
319 Haled Street
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 724-7558
A clinic and pantry is on site. Whether infant formula, soap or detergent, or fresh fruits or vegetables, the pantry feed the hungry. There may also be USDA commodities and other goods.

Forsyth County Department of Social Services
County office is at 741 N Highland Ave
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Call (336) 727-2850 for intake.
Food programs include Children's Protective Services, Food Stamps/SNAP, Welfare Rights Assistance, and grants. Or new low income parents can apply for formula from WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Or on NC government food assistance.

The Shalom Project
639 South Green Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 721-0606
A congregate meal site is for elderly. Other assistance includes Meals on Wheels and a free food bank.

Bethabara Moravian Church
2100 Bethabara Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106
(336) 924-8789
A soup kitchen and pantry are on site for meals and groceries.

Beulah Baptist Church, Beyond The Walls Ministry
Pantry address is 1352 North Trade Street
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 722-2907

First Baptist of East Winston
Main address is 700 Highland Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 722-0595
Clothing as well as food boxes are offered in Forsyth County. Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are also served.

Holy Trinity Full Gospel Baptist
Location is 5307 Peters Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27127
(336) 784-9347

Maple Springs UMC
Address is 2569 Reynolda Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106
Telephone number for applications is (336) 722-7563

Morris Chapel UMC
2715 Darrow Road
Walkertown, NC 27051
(336) 595-8101

First United Church of Christ
1912 Waughtown Street
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 788-5900
Volunteers run this faith based pantry. All religions and ages can use the center.

Alpha & Omega Church
1445 Gray Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 748-8797
Resources include parenting classes, vouchers for baby formula, and WIC applications, including for single moms.

Whole Man Ministries
3916 Old Lexington Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107
(336) 785-2080





Kernersville Seventh Adventist Church, Nature's Pantry
Main address is 896 Old Winston Road
Kernersville, North Carolina 27284
Telephone number is (336) 996-3777
They run a Vegetarian Food Pantry

Centro Cristiano para las Naciones
901 Peters Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101
Call - (336) 725-1727
Immigrants and special dietary needs are served by the food bank. Get Salsa, Pasta, Christmas food baskets, Tomato sauce, Tacos, and cultural food.

Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist
1225 N. Cleveland Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 724-0491
Assistance programs include a hot meal site and free food bank. Free groceries, canned goods, dairy, fruits, and Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets are offered.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Main address is 1212 N. Dunleith Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Telephone : (336) 723-9743

St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church
Pantry is at 1625 E. 12th Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Dial (336) 725-9200
There is a free emergency food pantry. Items may include Boxed stuffing, Canned yams, Pumpkin, dry and canned goods, paper products, and other goods for seniors or the low income.

Transformed Lives
Main address is 2610 New Walkertown Road
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 293-7959

Anglican Mission Christ Church
2252 Queen Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
Phone: (336) 978-7382

Christ Kingdom Building Worship Center
3894 Northampton Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 725-1712

Christ Rescue Temple
1500 N. Dunleith Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 722-9841

Dreamland Park Missionary Baptist Church
The pantry is at 2340 Dunbar Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105
Dial (336) 722-6709 for hours and applications.

Faithzone Christian Fellowship
3650-L Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105
(336) 744-4414
Low income families, seniors, and even children are some of the main clients of the pantry.

Love Community Development
3980 N. Liberty Street
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Dial (336) 306-8119
A clearing hours can direct the working poor to help in Forsyth County. Free food, including fresh items, are passed out.





St. John CME Church
Location is 350 NW Crawford Place
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 725-3968

St. Paul United Methodist Church
Main address is 2400 Dellabrook
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 723-4531

St. Stephens Missionary Baptist
5000 Noble Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105
(336) 744-7303

Union Baptist Church
406 E. Northwest Blvd
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Call the staff at the church at (336) 724-4223
A food pantry feeds the vulnerable. Free canned groceries, fresh food, home delivery and other goods are offered. There is Canned chicken or other meats,  paper products, peanut butter, instant milk and more groceries.

Bridges Church-Bridging the Gap
5490 Shattalon Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 782-2253
The center works to help people in poverty. Emergency food is provided along with referrals to USDA programs. Holiday meals are also offered in Forsyth County, as well as summer snacks for children.

Piney Grove Baptist Church
Main address - 4633 Grove Garden Drive
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106
Phone - (336) 744-8995

Canaan United Methodist Church
Address is 176 Shady Grove Church Road
Winston Salem, NC, 27107
Dial 336-769-2782
UMC has a free Food pantry open. The site is only available every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, and it opens at 6pm. Groceries, food boxes, and other goods are given out.

Central Triad Church
Main address is 2935 Cole Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107
Call the pantry at (336) 784-0887

Iglesia Wesleyana el Buen Sama
2800 Ludwig St
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 785-0860
Another site is at 4995 Hampton Road, Clemmons, NC 27012, dial (336) 778-7575
Or stop by 4423 S. Main Street, Winston Salem, NC 27127, telephone (336) 720-9204

Praise Assembly Christian
3254 Kernersville Road
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 723-1020
The faith based charity operates a food pantry. Emergency boxes are passed out a few times per year to the unemployed and working poor. The contents vary. The disabled and seniors may even receive a home delivered meal.

Cordero de Dios
Address - 2046 Althea Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107
Main number is (336) 692-2728
Call the food bank for hours. They support seniors, the disabled, and working poor in Forsyth County.





Central Terrace UMC
Location is 3 E. Devonshire Street
Winston Salem, NC 27127
Main number is (336) 777-8404

Mt. Moriah Outreach Center pantry
Location is 317 Jefferson Street
Kernersville, North Carolina 27284
(336) 608-6266

Additional free food programs in Forsyth County

A number of other pantries are available as well, and Feeding America is a key partner. For information on additional free food pantry locations or soup kitchens near you in Forsyth County, call 336-784-5770. Non-profits offer everything from groceries to hot meals. Or get help applying for USDA SNAP food stamps, surplus government commodities, free school lunches from USDA and other aid.


By Jon McNamara














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