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find food now
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.
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.
Get help applying.
Provide your contact information here. Someone from our FNS Outreach Team will contact you.
Obtenga ayuda para solicitar SNAP (Cupones para Alimentos)
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.
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)
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.