Free food pantries and grocery programs in Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland County.
Pantries operate around the Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln County region. Based on the needs of the family and an application process in place, those seeking help may be given support. Resources from the food banks near you include free groceries, surplus USDA commodities, and information on programs such as SNAP food stamps in North Carolina. Find a pantry, that may be open today, below as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.
Whether it is a church or some other charity organization, each location will do its best to meet the needs of the family that is seeking aid. The pantries will assist regardless of race, religion or age. In fact, senior citizens from counties such as Gaston may even receive additional benefits, such as a free Meals on Wheels service or they can sign up for surplus USDA commodities. Other non-profit food pantries may offer gift certificates to a grocery store or financial aid as well.
Catholic Charities of Gaston and nearby counties
A wide number of services are run. They range from free food from a pantry to Christmas gifts, meals and toys from the adoption service. The churches may also have canned goods, hygiene items, clothing, and more.
Fallston Baptist Church Food Pantry of Lincoln County
109 Circle Drive
Fallston, North Carolina 28042
Cherryville Area Ministries
Food pantry address is 212 North Mountain Street
Cherryville, NC 28021
Call (704) 435-3816
Free food is combined with money for rent or bills. Other services in Gaston County include a thrift store, clothing, and applications to SNAP food stamps. The box of food may have fruits, milk, and more.
Crisis Assistance Ministries of Gaston County
Main address is 805 West Airline Avenue
Gastonia, North Carolina 28052
Dial (704) 867-8901
A soup kitchen is for families in poverty and the charity also have a pantry.
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County - Soup Kitchen
230 E Water St
Lincolnton, NC 28092
A low cost or free mid-day meal or lunch is served.
G.O.R.E. Community Development Corporation, Inc.
2118 Breezewood Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
Dallas High Shoals Christian Ministry
Application site - 110 South Gaston Street
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: (704) 922-1236
Assistance includes a free Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, medications, and more. Volunteers pass out groceries or direct Gaston area families to free diapers and other basic necessities.
Belmont Community Organization
Main address - 91 East Catawba Street
Belmont, North Carolina 28012
Furniture, free food, housewares, and back to school supplies are provided. They also run the regional Christmas Angel Tree program.
Bessemer City Crisis Center
Location is 111 N 12th St
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Main telephone number for intake is (704) 629-2147
Cramerton Ministerial Relief Fund
171 South Main Street
Riverside Baptist Church
Cramerton, NC 28032
Gaston Baptist Social Ministries - Baptist Association
1607 Rankin Lake Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
The faith based group will help regardless of religion. The pantry may have emergency bags of groceries. Or get referrals, including to financial aid for bills or rent.
Mount Holly Community Relief Organization
2120 Spring Street
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Serving Our Community with Kindness in Springwood
Main address - 160 Woodlawn Avenue
Belmont, NC 28012
Dial the food pantry at (704) 827-8780 for information.
The Center of Hope of Gaston County
107 South Broad Street
Gastonia, North Carolina 28052
This resource is run by the Salvation Army. Families that are underemployed are struggling can receive a box of food or meal from the pantry. Or apply for emergency financial aid, food stamps, or holiday gift baskets.
Crisis Assistance- Home Meals
Location 4278 Catawba Ave
Denver, NC 28037
Call for Meals on Wheels from volunteers.
First United Methodist Church - Stanley
217 North Main Street
Stanley, North Carolina 28164
Meals are given to children in schools. They also run the help fund and provide referrals.
Locations of other food programs in the region
For more information or referrals, call 704-376-1785. Find information on free food programs, soup kitchens or pantries near you or seasonal services, such as summer meals for children or holiday support.