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Food Assistance

When money is tight or when you are faced with a sudden illness or emergency, there may not be enough for food. Don’t go hungry! There are programs that may be able to help. We created this section of our website to help you find food assistance programs across the state. 

This page has three topics: Food Pantries, Help Paying for Food, and Hot Meals. Scroll to the topic that meets your need and click on a link to find programs that may be able to help.

Food Pantries

Looking for a food pantry?  Use the link below to find programs that may be able to help.

Help Paying for Food

Need help paying for food? Use the link below to find programs that may be able to help.

  • Food Stamps/SNAP/EBT - provide SNAP, food stamps, EBT, and other financial help to purchase food

  • WIC - provide nutrition education and food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children younger than age five who cannot afford an adequate diet

Hot Meals

Looking for a hot meal? Can't leave your home and need meals delivered? Use the links below to find programs that may be able to help.

Can't find what you need or need additional help?

Our NC 2-1-1 call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 from any phone. The call is free, confidential, and available in any language.

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