Food insecurity is defined as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Nutrition is a critical component of maintaining good health, managing chronic diseases & illness, and prevention. More than 250,000 in the Triangle metropolitan are impacted by food insecurity. Many North Carolinians are having to make difficult financial decisions like choosing between food, housing, transportation, and medicine. Below is a list of local resources in Wake County to assist individuals and families who may need assistance with food. Everyone deserves healthy food.
Interfaith Food Shuttle
1001 Blair Dr, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27603 919-250-0043
The Food Shuttle operates pop-up food pantries and other services in multiple central NC counties.
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
1924 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604 919-875-0707
Provides food to local pantries, as well as multiple direct food and nutrition programs and resources.
Urban Ministries of Wake County
1390 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603 919-836-1642
Offering food bank, shelter, medical clinic, and pharmacy services to Wake County residents.
Meals on Wheels
Provides daily, nutritious meals that are delivered to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Programs available in every county.
Women’s Center of Wake County
400 S. West St. Raleigh, NC 27601 919-829-3711
Services include providing nutrition, emergency food, personal hygiene products, clothing, mail services, and access to a phone and computer.
NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
220 Swinburne St, Raleigh, NC 27610 1-866-719-0141
Access to and assistance with applying to government sponsored programs including food stamps, WIC, unemployment benefits, etc.
Resource Look-up Websites
These websites are useful in looking up additional resources and service agencies that may be available in your area: