Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone receive food from the pantry?

Anyone in need of assistance can receive food. However, to receive assistance on a regular basis one must apply for Food Stamps and/or meet financial guidelines.

How often can you receive food?

Each eligible person can receive food assistance once a month. Usually food for three to five days is provided.

When are you open?

Food distribution days are Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00am to 11:15am; and Wednesdays, 9:30am to 11:30am, to serve 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.

Where are you located?

1370 N. Broad St., Edenton, NC.

How are you funded?

Primary funding comes from sponsoring churches. Additional donations are received from individuals, civic groups, area businesses, foundations and local fund raising events including the annual Walk For Hunger.

Do you rely solely on donated canned goods?

No. In addition to food items donated by churches or acquired through food drives, the Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry receives food from Food Lion and from the Food Bank of the Albemarle (USDA/SAM/CSFP). Supplemental food items are also purchased from local stores.

Could I organize a food drive?

Yes. Resources are available to help organizations and individuals sponsor their own food drive on behalf of the Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry. For additional information, please call our office at 252-258-9521.