Who can receive food?

Anyone in need of emergency food assistance can receive several days of food by coming by the Food Pantry when we are open or by calling our office at 252-482-2504. If we're not there, leave a message and we will return your call. Assistance is available to EVERYONE, regardless of religion, employment status, citizenship, etc. To receive ongoing assistance, you may be required to apply for Food Stamps and/or meet other financial guidelines. Call our office or stop by when we are open and talk with our staff to learn more. 

How often can you receive food?

If you qualify for the Monthly Food Assistance Program or the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (Seniors age 60+)  you can receive food assistance once a month. Children participating in Book Bag Buddies or Weekend Grub receive assistance most Fridays during the school year. Families participating in the Children's Summer Nutrition Program receive assistance most weeks during the summer, when school is not in session.

When are you open?

The Monthly Food Assistance Program operates Monday and Thursday mornings 9:00am to 11:15am. Seniors participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program are served the first and second Wednesday of the month between 9:30am to 11:30am. During the summer, the Children's Summer Nutrition Program operates Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. These are the best times to come by our office to ask questions, enroll for food assistance, and/or donate food.

When are you closed?

We are closed most Federal holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas) and follow the lead of Edenton Chowan Public Schools for weather related closings. Check our Facebook page for other holiday and/or weather related closings.

Where are you located?

1370 N. Broad St., Edenton, NC

How are you funded?

Funding comes from donations received from sponsoring churches, individuals, businesses, civic organizations and clubs. We also receive income from several grants/foundations and our endowment fund. 

Do you rely solely on donated canned goods?

No. In addition to the shelf stable items donated by churches, individuals and food drives, the Food Pantry receives fresh and frozen food from Food Lion, the Food Bank of the Albemarle (USDA/SAM/CSFP), and Pizza Hut. From time to time, we also purchase supplemental food items from local retail stores and farmers.

May I organize a food drive or fundraiser?

Of course! Our Community Awareness Coordinator would be happy to help you plan and organize such an event. Please contact Amanda Howell at 252- 258-9521 or email her at  winkhowell@gmail.com