Do you need a hot meal for you or your family or groceries for the week? Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is an organization that helps collect and distribute food across our community to soup kitchens, emergency food pantries and other places where hungry people gather. Second Harvest's website lists dozens of partner agencies that can help you and your family.

Visit Second Harvest's website to search for an agency near you. Click on the type of program you need (soup kitchen, summer feeding, pantry, etc.). Call 704.376.1785 for more information.
 

self-referral 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
Tuesday and Thursday starting at 9:00AM

First 55 families to line up will be served; first come first served basis.

FAITH SOLDIERS WORD MINISTRIES

835 Eastway Dr
704.567.2128
Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

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.

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHARLOTTE

1825 Eastway Dr
704.563.5810

Call at 9 am on Thursday only to schedule same day appointment; first come first served (typically serve about 8 – 10 families per week) ID required for SS purposes; can use this pantry every 30 day
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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, 10:00AM – 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
Monday and Thursday 4:30

Walk-in time Application; ID with address required.

BETHEL WORSHIP CENTER PANTRY

420 E. 15th St
704.333.8771
1st Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12PM

Walk-in time; no appointment needed Photo ID (drivers license, state ID, or passport); proof of current address; self-certify by filing out application form which is based on current poverty guideline(s)
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JACKSON PARK MINISTRIES

5415 Airport Dr
704.392.4981

Must call in advance for an appointment; hours vary : open on Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment with ID and SS card; clients will speak with counselor who will review eligibility requirements; cannot have been to this pantry within the past 90 days.

NEW OUTREACH CHRISTIAN CENTER

3900 Gossett Ave
704.398.1777
Open Fridays 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

All other services are available on a first come first served basis

THRIFT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

8245 Moores Chapel Rd
704.392.9807

Call after 9:00 AM on Thursday to schedule same day appointment. No documentation required; clients can be served once every 6 months; 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 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Friday 3:30 to 4:30 pm first come first served
Hours vary during holidays, please call to confirm.

No referrals; no appointments; clients can only use this service once per month, but they do not have to come on the same week every month (for example, a client could pick up food the second week in June and the first week in July); clients must bring valid NC photo ID and a bill with their current address; EBT card would be acceptable; clients must be Mecklenburg residents

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.

These self-referral food pantry resources were compiled by Jessica Nazario from Mecklenburg County DSS.

 

PHOTO ABOVE COURTESY OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF CHARLOTTE