Food Insecurity Resources

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.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
Provides food to local pantries, as well as multiple direct food and nutrition programs and resources.
1924 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604

Interfaith Food Shuttle
The Food Shuttle operates pop-up food pantries and other services in multiple central NC counties.
1001 Blair Dr, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27603

Meals on Wheels
Provides daily, nutritious meals that are delivered to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Programs available in every county.

NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
Access to and assistance with applying to government sponsored programs including food stamps, WIC, unemployment benefits, etc.
220 Swinburne St, Raleigh, NC 27610

Urban Ministries of Wake County
Offering food bank, shelter, medical clinic, and pharmacy services to Wake County residents.
1390 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603

Women’s Center of Wake County
Services include providing nutrition, emergency food, personal hygiene products, clothing, mail services, and access to a phone and computer.
400 S. West St. Raleigh, NC 27601

Resource Websites
These websites are useful for additional resources and service agencies that may be available in your area:

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