food pantries

LOAVES AND FISHES (SERVES MULTIPLE LOCATIONS)

Loaves and Fishes operates many food pantries throughout our region. You must have a referral! Call 704-523-4333 for more information or visit: https://loavesandfishes.org/food-pantries/
 


MATTHEWS HELP CENTER 

119 North Ames St
704.847.8383
Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00 PM

By appointment only; walk-ins discouraged. Must have a photo ID (drivers license, state ID, or passport). If receiving assistance from this center for the first time, must schedule appointment with social worker for assessment prior to receiving assistance

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

1123 S. Church St
704.370.3262
Call for information and schedules.

FAITH SOLDIERS WORD MINISTRIES

857 Eastway Dr
704.567.2128
Monday, Tuesday by appointment only

Call to schedule appointment and discuss qualifications. Photo ID required along with proof of Mecklenburg County residency (utility or telephone bill with current address will do); those receiving food stamps are NOT eligible for this pantry; however, they will serve people who have applied for food stamps but have not yet received their cards. Household income must be verified.

Metropolitan Community Church

7121 Orr Rd

(704) 563-5810

Thursday 9-11am

Please call starting at 9am to pick up food that day.

ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH/PANTRY

1401 N. Allen St
704.334.5309 (for information only, food pantry does not have its own phone)
2nd Wednesday only, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

First come first serve; not by appointment; will give out food as people arrive until all food has been distributed ID (do not have to have photo ID).

IF MY PEOPLE MISSION CENTER

2511 Lucena Ave
704.756.5176
Tuesday and Thursday 5:00

Must fill out application to determine eligibility; ID with address required.

NEW OUTREACH CHRISTIAN CENTER

3900 Gossett Ave
704.398.1777
Open Fridays 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

All other services are available on a first come first served basis. No ID needed. Clothing closet is also available at this time.

THRIFT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

8245 Moores Chapel Rd
704.392.9807

Call after 9:00 AM on Thursday to schedule same day appointment. Clients must call on their own to schedule an appointment, referrals not accepted.

SILVER MOUNT BAPTIST PANTRY

501 West Arrowood Rd
704-522-1528
Tuesday 11:00AM – 1:00PM and Wednesday 9:30AM – 12:00PM
Hours vary during holidays, please call to confirm.

Clients must bring valid NC photo ID and a bill with their current address; EBT card would be acceptable; clients must be Mecklenburg residents. Can come once a month.

MINISTERIO INTEGRAL HISPANO (HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH)

7424 E. WT Harris Blvd
704.531.4060
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Walk-in with Photo ID (any kind of photo ID; will accept expired IDs and can be from any country); Application required.

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