We're all in this together.
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Do you need help obtaining food for yourself or your family? We can help.
Second Harvest can help connect you with over 430 programs that provide groceries or meals, as well as other services. Our partner network includes emergency pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and meals programs for children, seniors, and older adults with disabilities.
Enter your address or zip code in the search box below to find help in:
Alamance | Alexander | Alleghany | Ashe | Caldwell | Caswell | Davidson | Davie | Forsyth Guilford | Iredell | Randolph Rockingham | Stokes | Surry | Watauga | Wilkes | Yadkin
Program hours/days of operation may change through the COVID-19 public health threat--be sure to call ahead.
You can view or print a complete listing of Second Harvest partner programs that are open to the public here.
Resources for Children & Families
COVID-19 is creating tremendous uncertainty and new challenges for us all. And for families who were already struggling financially, the situation is even more difficult now.
Read on for resources for you and your family.
Meals for Children
During the summer, you can
Text FOODNC to 877-877
to find locations for free meals for children.
Just For Kids
A Comic Exploring New Coronavirus
From the CDC
The Center for Disease Control has been urgently encouraging people to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly during the COVID-19 crisis. With this directive in mind, enjoy these video segments for both children and adults on the proper hand washing technique.
Providence Community Meals
Second Harvest Food Bank is partnering with area Recreation & Parks Departments and others to provide meals for youth 18 years of age and younger. The meals are free.
Contact your local system for more information about meals that may be available for your children.
From helpful hints to maximize your food purchases on a budget to delicious and healthy recipes,
Second Harvest's Nutrition Services team is here to help you keep your family healthy and strong through the COVID-19 pandemic
Give time. Give funds.
Give food. Give voice.
In the wake of COVID-19, children, families, and seniors
need your help. Help us provide safe access to food resources
for the most vulnerable members of our community.
Support our Virtual Food Drive.
Trusted resources to help you and your family stay healthy.
It’s important to practice self-care and things that support you and your family's physical health and mental health during stressful times. Here are some suggestions:
Don't rely on social media for accurate information. Follow guidelines suggested by trustworthy sources. World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are both trusted and reliable.
Budget food purchases wisely and prepare meals for your family that can be eaten over several days. Check out Second Harvest's NUTRITION RESOURCES for helpful information.
Remember to unplug from the media and take some time to focus your family's attention on positive activities.
-Cooking together will not be cancelled.
-Conversations will not be cancelled.
-Music will not be cancelled.
-Reading will not be cancelled.
-Exercise will not be cancelled.
A Few More Helpful Links:
North Carolina 2-1-1: An information and referral service provided by the United Way of North Carolina with connections to services like housing and shelter, food, health care and more. To reach live support 24/7, dial 2-1-1. The service is free, confidential, and multilingual.