Eligibility Guidelines

Currently, 1,700 Chowan County families participate in the food stamp program. Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry provides assistance to 500 of these families monthly.

To be eligible for assistance, individuals must provide the following information:

  1. Picture ID or driver’s license and proof of residency in Chowan County.
  2. Second Visit: Proof of food stamp application and birth certificate for each dependent.

Clients must renew eligibility annually by providing the following items:

  1. Proof of residency.
  2. Proof of monthly income.

Each family is eligible to receive food once a month. Current hours for distribution are Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 am to 11:15 am and on Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am for senior citizens participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. During the summer months, the food pantry is open on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm to assist parents with the nutritional needs of their children.

For additional information please call the food pantry office at 252-482-2504 or e-mail ecpantry@gmail.org.