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North Carolina free food banks.

Low income families and people facing a hardship can get free groceries as well as household supplies from North Carolina food banks, soup kitchens and free pantries. The non-profit centers listed below operate in every county across the state, and help tens of thousands every year. A number of assistance programs and resources are available for those that need help.

Many of the food banks that are near you also partner with charities and agencies such as soup kitchens, churches, the Salvation Army, shelters, and programs for children and adults. They do this in order to combine resources to help as many people as possible. Any one of the food banks may rely on these partners to distribute food at the local level to those individuals who need the most assistance.

A food bank in North Carolina is also a great place to stop by to learn about other resources and services that are available to you during a difficult time. For example, a volunteer at a pantry can advise you on government programs or local charities. Learn about food stamps, where to go for free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and others items such as clothing, baby formula or diapers. In addition, if the need is just for infant supplies, then find free diaper and baby supplies in North Carolina.

A sampling of food banks and pantries in North Carolina are below. If a location is not near you, call a nearby location to find other distribution centers in your county as there are thousands of sites across the state. There is also a phone number at the bottom of this page for referrals to other local free food pantries and distribution centers near you.

Food banks in your county in North Carolina

A number of other food pantries are located across the state. Find phone numbers, addressees, and more information on various centers and food banks in your city or county in North Carolina. These are specific to those regions, or find a wider ranging list below.








MANNA FoodBank
627 Swannanoa River Rd
Asheville, North Carolina 28805
Telephone number is 828.299.3663

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500 B Spratt St.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

Food Bank of the Albemarle
109 Tidewater Way
P. O. Box 1704
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27906-1704
Phone 252.335.4035
This non-profit distributes canned goods, groceries, surplus government commodities and other resources to churches and pantries in the region. Those locations then distribute the items to clients, seniors and low income families.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina
Address 406 Deep Creek Road, PO Box 2009
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Both central and the southeastern part of the state are supported. Fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and frozen goods may all be served.

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
Address of food pantry - 3808 Tarheel Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Dial 919.875.0707 for information and information.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Main address - 1001 Blair Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
Location 3655 Reed Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27107
Phone number - 336.784.5770
In addition to referrals to regional pantries, inquire into applications for government programs such as WIC / Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Chapel Hill Interfaith Council Community House & Kitchen: Shelter and Meals
100 W. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill - North Carolina
Dial the pantry at (919) 967-0643
Hot meals, lunches, emergency food boxes and more are passed out. Senior citizens, families with children, and the working poor can get support.





Food Runners Collaborative Inc.
1001 Blair Dr.
Raleigh - North Carolina, 27603
(919) 856-1823

Ministry Volunteer Network
105 Foxglove Drive
Garner - NC, 27529

Second Harvest Food Bank - Mount Gilead
105 S Main St.
Mount Gilead - North Carolina, 27306
Dial - (910) 439-4407

Western Wake Crisis Ministry
101 N. Salem St.
Apex - NC, 27502
Call 919-362-0657
Call the center in a crisis. Emergency bags of groceries, free food, maybe baby formula and more is offered. Other aid includes holiday meals and turkeys, clothing, and snacks for students.

The Storehouse
627 7th Ave E
Hendersonville - NC, 28792
(828) 692-8300
The Storehouse was founded in May 2000. Almost 200 people per month get free food, clothing, counseling, and prayer. The non-profit is also able to help people in the surrounding community through Community Food Distributions, sponsored by Manna Food Bank. Several different assistance programs that serve different needs throughout the year. For example, they provide food and groceries on a weekly basis. Numerous other low income and senior programs are also offered as well.

Manna Food Bank - Asheville
627 Swannanoa River Rd
Asheville - NC, 28805
Phone number -  (828) 299-3663





Food Bank of The Albermarle
109 Tidewater Way
Elizabeth City - North Carolina, 27909
(252) 335-4035
Works with churches and non-profits across NC and the community. It provides them with food, holiday meals, and other support.

Food Bank Of Central & Eastern NC
Location 708 Gilbert St.
Durham - North Carolina, 27701
Call (919) 956-2513 for hours and services

Hendersonville Community Coop
715 Spartanburg Hiway
Hendersonville - NC, 28792
Phone number is (828) 693-0505

St. Peter's Soup Kitchen
Location of pantry is 115 West Seventh Street
Charlotte - North Carolina
The homeless in the community can get a meal. Other social services for Mecklenburg County include clothes, shelter, and advice.

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission: Shelter, Food, Rehab, etc.
Address 717 Oak St.
Winston Salem - NC
Free meals, food, and perishable items are offered for the low income and homeless.

Weaver's House Shelter
Food pantry is 305 West Lee Street
Greensboro - North Carolina
Dial (336) 271-5993

Good Shepherd House: Soup Kitchen
811 Martin Street
Wilmington - North Carolina

Women's Center of Wake County: Day shelter, hot lunches, clothing, etc.
128 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh - NC
Main number is (919) 829-3711
Those items are provided to women in the community.

The Lord's Table: Shelter, Food, Outreach, etc.
Location - 1215 Parkway Drive
Goldsboro - NC

Raleigh Rescue Mission: Shelter and Meals
Address: 314 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh - NC
telephone - (919) 828-9014
The homeless can get a place to stay and hot meals. A thrift store may sell holiday gifts and other seasonal supplies as well.

Second Harvest Food Bank - Dallas
Address - 3146 Dallas High Shoals Hwy
Dallas - North Carolina, 28034
Phone number (704) 922-1399





Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC - Wilmington
1314 Marstellar St.
Wilmington - North Carolina, 28401
Call (910) 251-1465 for hours and information
The non-profit partners with churches and pantries.

Information on other North Carolina food banks

In total a couple thousand food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, and other nutritional assistance programs are located in North Carolina. Dial 919.875.0707 to find other options in your area that may be near you.

By Jon McNamara

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