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Wayne County North Carolina food pantries.

There are two main options for free or low cost food in Wayne County North Carolina. One is from the government, as they offer assistance programs. The second way to get help is from using a free food pantry in the greater Goldsboro area, as there are several located at non-profits and charities in the region.

The places to turn to are below. Each of them provides one or more services, with a focus on food, financial aid, referrals, and general counseling. Most have limited hours and are only open a few days per week. So any interested family should call the food pantry in advance, before stopping in. Applications are also needed.

Since resources are limited, the focus is on solving emergencies. The food banks in Wayne County also focus on assisting senior citizens, children, and the vulnerable. Whether it is a free box of groceries, Clothing, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, or even household products such as soap, some form of assistance is generally available.

The Salvation Army
The Location is 610 N. William Street
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530
Telephone number - (919) 735-4811
A leading charity in the region. They battle hunger by providing food, baby formula, and a meal service. Holiday programs can also offer Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving meals. Or learn about financial aid, counseling, and even clothing programs from the Wayne County organization.

Harvest Fellowship Church
Address is 126 W. Walnut Street
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530
Call the center at (919) 736-2909, ext. 205
Very limited resources. But there may be clothes, household products, disposable diapers, food and more.





Wayne County DSS
Address is 301 N. Herman Street, Box HH
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530
Call (919) 580-4034
Information is given on public benefits. Those may be WIC vouchers, food food stamps, and very low income programs.

WAGES – Wayne County community action
Address is 601 E. Royall Avenue
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534
Call (919) 734-1178
Mostly referrals. Clients can learn about local food banks, housing programs, and other programs.

Community Soup Kitchen
Charity Address: 112 W. Oak Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Call (919) 731-3939
Free hot meals are served Monday – Saturday. There are also holiday meals for the low income, homeless, and working poor. In addition, clients can learn about local clinics, job centers, and more. All of this is in addition to the meal.

United Church Ministries
Address: 119 W. Walnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
For information on the food bank, dial (919) 734-0480
Apply for food, groceries, school supplies, and more. Clients range from the jobless to seniors, military families, and others.




HGDC Community Crisis Center
607 South Slocumb Street
Goldsboro, North Carolina 2753
Telephone: 919-734-6836
Various programs are available. There is a clothing bank, food pantry, and more. The homeless may also use showers and a laundry on site. Some funds for bills may be offered too.

There is also a regional Feeding America food bank in Wayne County. Call 919.875.0707 for referrals to local pantries or USDA programs, such as commodity foods or free school lunches for children.


By Jon McNamara

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