Services: Creates pathways of hope by equipping the Church to meet unmet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs within the refugee community.
Department of Social Services
Services: Provides the Food Nutrition Services Program (FNS) that include Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) assistance plus more to qualifying families.
Address: 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 or
Freedom Drive Office
3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28082 Website:
Dilworth Soup Kitchen at First Christian Church
Services: Lunch served Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 am-12:30pm to anyone who is hungry.
Address: 1200 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203 Phone: 704.334.3771
Friendship Trays – Meals on Wheels
Services: Delivers lunch to elderly, handicapped and convalescing individuals for a minimal fee. No referral necessary.
Harvest Center of Charlotte
Services: Hot meals four times per week for anyone who is hungry.
Address: 1901 Brewton Drive, Charlotte, NC 28206 Phone: 704.335.1616
Jackson Park Ministries
Services: Include pre-job guidance
, children's clothing shelter and food.
Call for eligibility requirements.
Address: 5415 Airport Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704.392.4981
Loaves and Fishes
Services: Provides groceries and support to people in crisis. Must have referral from human service agency, clergy, medical provider or school counselor. Numerous distribution pantries in Mecklenburg County. See website for more locations.
Address: 512 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203 Hours: Tuesday and Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Eastern Hills Baptist Church
Address: 4855 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28205
Hours: Thursday 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Address: 200 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm; 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Address: 3601 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Address: Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Wednesday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Address: 217 W. Todd Lane, Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Address: 101 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28213
Hours: Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; 1st and 3rd Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neighborhood Good Samaritan Center
Services: Provides emergency assistance and food distribution. Address: 3557 N Sharon Amity Rd, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 704.531.9989
Services: Provides crisis assistance (food, clothing, temporary housing) for those living in the following zip codes: 28079, 28104, 28105, 28226, 28227 and 28270. Appointment required to determine eligibility.
Address: 119 N. Ames Street, Matthews, NC 28105 Phone: 704.847.8383
Refugee Support Services
Services: The Help Center distributes free game
, vegetables, fruit, bread and bagels on Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. The Help Center also hosts a community garden where refugees are given individual plots to grow their own vegetables.
Address: 3601 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 704.458.3245
Saint Peter’s Soup Kitchen at Urban Ministries
Services: Serves hot lunch 365 days per year from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. Address: 945 N. College Street
, Charlotte, NC 28206
Senior Citizens Nutrition Program
Services: Provides nutritiously balanced meals to homebound and mobile seniors age 60 years or more. The Congregate Meal Program provides hot, nutritious meals to seniors at 16 dining sites
throughout Mecklenburg County. The Home Delivered Meal Program provides nutritionally balanced meals at no cost to seniors who are unable to leave their homes due to illness
, disability or frailty. The Supplemental Meal Program provides a liquid nutritional supplement such as Ensure to senior citizens under the care of a physician. No income eligibility test is required for the Congregate, Home Delivered or Supplemental Meal Programs. The Short Term Homebound Meal Program delivers meals to seniors who become temporarily homebound and need meal service for a short period of time (12 week maximum). A referral is required for the Short-Term Homebound Meal Program. See the website for more information.
Address: 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 Website:
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Services: Provides basic nutrition services to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding
, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to 5 years, including issuance of monthly food package (baby formula, milk, cheese, eggs, juice, cereal, dried beans or peanut butter), fruits, vegetables, brown rice, whole wheat bread, tortillas, tofu and jar baby food. Vouchers redeemable at participating NC stores
, provision of nutritional education, and coordination with Health Department clinics or private healthcare providers in the community. See website for eligibility criteria. Appointments required.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Website:
WIC East Charlotte
Address: 5624 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212
Address: 801 Clanton Road, Suite C-110, Charlotte, NC 28217
Address: 2845 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216
Address: 249 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211