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Food Assistance

Charlotte Awake


Services: Creates pathways of hope by equipping the Church to meet unmet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs within the refugee community.

Phone: 704.769.0299

Website: http://charlotteawake.com/

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.

Phone: 704.336.3000


Billingsley Office


Address: 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 or

Freedom Drive Office


3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28082 Website:

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/dss/esd/Pages/FoodandNutri tion.aspx

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

Website: http://dilworthsoupkitchen.wikispaces.com/

Friendship Trays – Meals on Wheels


Services: Delivers lunch to elderly, handicapped and convalescing individuals for a minimal fee. No referral necessary.

Phone: 704.333.9229

Website: http://friendshiptrays.org

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

Website: http://www.theharvestcenter.org/

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.

Phone: 704.523.4333

Website: http://www.loavesandfishes.org/

Calvary United Methodist Church


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


First Presbyterian Church


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


Galilee Ministries


Address: 3601 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church


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


Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church


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

Website: http://ngscenter.org/



Matthews Help Center


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

Website: http://www.matthewshelpcenter.org/

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

Website: http://www.refugeesupportservices.org/

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

Phone: 704.347.0278




Website: http://www.urbanministrycenter.org/

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.

Phone: 704.336.3144

Address: 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 Website:

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/dss/adults/Pages/AdultNutri tion.aspx

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.

Phone: 704.336.6500

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Website:

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/HealthDepartment/ClinicSer vices/WIC/Pages/Default.aspx




WIC East Charlotte


Address: 5624 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212

WIC Clanton


Address: 801 Clanton Road, Suite C-110, Charlotte, NC 28217

Northwest Campus


Address: 2845 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216

Southeast Campus


Address: 249 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

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