Need help with food? Want to start a career in culinary arts?
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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 460+ 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.
Use our Agency Locator tool below to locate food assistance near you. 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
Programs listed are open to the public. Our network partners set their own hours. Please call ahead.
GET HELP FOR THE MONTHS AHEAD
Sometimes it can take a while to get back on your feet.
Food and Nutrition Services (formerly called Food Stamps), may be able to help you buy food and free up resources for other items, such as utilities and medicine.
To receive FNS assistance, households must meet income limits. 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.
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 Meal 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)
Get Inspiration for Healthy Meals on a Budget
We know that 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.
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. Contact us at 336.397.7062 or visit Forsyth Technical Community College's West Campus enrollment offices or the offices of Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC.