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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 515+ 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 to find help in:

Alamance | Alexander | Alleghany | Ashe | Caldwell | Caswell | Davidson | Davie | Forsyth Guilford | Iredell | Randolph Rockingham | Stokes | Surry | Watauga | Wilkes | Yadkin 

To locate additional resources for obtaining food and other assistance within and outside of Northwest NC, contact North Carolina 211.


Need help outside North Carolina? Visit Feeding America for help. 


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get help for the months ahead

SNAP/ Food and Nutrition Services assistance (formerly Food Stamps), may be able to help you buy food and free up resources for other expenses, such as utilities and medicine.


You may be able to get assistance even if you own a home, car, land, property, or have a retirement plan or money in the bank.

Second Harvest team members can help you with the application process over the phone.


To receive help applying, provide your contact information here. Someone from our FNS Outreach Team will contact you.

Haga clic aquí para obtener ayuda con la aplicación  (SNAP/ estampillas de comida)



Help for Families With Young Children and Infants


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age five.


summer meals

Free Summer Meals  for Children and Teens 


Making up for the meals your kids are able to get at low or no cost during the school can be a challenge. Free summer meals are available for children (age 18 and under) when school is out.


No registration and no IDs are required.


Find a summer meal site close to you:


Text "FOODNC" to 877-877 or call toll-free 1.866.3Hungry (1.866.348.6479) or 1.877.8Hambre (1.877.842.6273)


nutrition services

You want to provide your family with the healthiest foods possible, but when household finances are stretched thin, your main concern can quickly become making sure there is enough to eat.


Second Harvest's Nutrition Services team is here to help. 


interested in a culinary career? 

Do you have a love of cooking? Do you want to learn new skills or enhance skills you already have for better-paying opportunities?


Our Providence Culinary Training program has helped hundreds of individuals launch and enhance their culinary careers. PCT is a 13-week, hands-on experience, culminating in a one-week internship with one of Providence's employment partners, including many of our area's most beloved eateries.


New sessions each month. Scholarships are available. Learn more and submit inquiries here.

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Second Harvest is moving to a new headquarters home. Until December 4, food donations and partner agency food distributions will continue at 3655 Reed Street. Contributions and all mail should be sent to our new address: 3330 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC  27105.

Tel: 336-784-5770
Fax: 336.784.7369