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Food Insecurity – COVID-19

End Hunger Durham 

The website includes downloadable lists of pantries in English and Spanish. You can also download their mobile phone app (it’s on the website as well) called Durham Food Resources.







Durham County COVID-19 Food Security Project

Durham County Government and community partners are working together to improve food security for Durham residents. The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center has launched a “one-stop” portal for residents to sign up to help nonprofits that are serving the food insecure in our community during COVID-19. Click here for more details.

Durham Neighbors Free Lunch Initiative

Provides healthy, accessible meals for anyone who is food insecure. Its focus is Durham Public Schools students, the homeless population, and workers who have been laid off as a consequence of COVID-19.Go to Durham Neighbors Free Lunch Initiative.

Love and Nourish 2020

An initiative to provide family-style meals to the community in Durham and Cary, NC. By creating meal packages available for purchase through Southern Harvest’s virtual store and by providing free meals for families in crisis, the program will simultaneously support the most vulnerable populations and put people back to work. Go to Love and Nourish 2020.


WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) is using telehealth to communicate with WIC clients and issuing their benefits over the phone. Information is also available via its website for community partners and providers such as: client referrals, and the prescription form for special formulas. WIC client benefits can be used at any store in NC. If clients are having difficulties finding formula please have them call the WIC office as soon as possible to help solve the problem.

Courtesy of CDC

Public Schools

Durham Public Schools – Information about meals for students

Durham FEAST: Meal Program for Children and Families. Families going to school sites across Durham County will receive free children’s breakfasts and lunches prepared by Durham restaurants, while adults will receive shelf-stable food supplies and/or family-style casseroles. Sites and schedules will be regularly updated at

Wake County Schools – free meals for children

Person County Schools – free meals for children

Vance County Schools – free meals for children

Granville County Schools – free meals for children

Franklin County Schools – free meals for children

Courtesy of USDA

SNAP Food Assistance

Individuals and households that need food assistance may be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with more information at the NCDHHS SNAP website. For individuals that currently utilize SNAP and those who are new to apply, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act expanded eligibility to unemployed individuals and waived time limits.

Durham County SNAP resources are available on the Durham County Services website and by phone at 919-560-0300 between 7:30AM-5PM.

Orange County SNAP resources are available on the Orange County Services website or by phone at 919-245-2844.

Wake County SNAP resources are available on the Wake County Services website or or by phone at 919-848-5391.

Other Food Resources:

You can search the Food Bank NC database to find resources near you.

No Kid Hungry North Carolina also compiled a statewide list of meals for kids in all counties. More information is available on their website. Text FOODNC (for Spanish services text COMIDA) to 877-877 to find the pick-up and drive-thru locations closest to you.

To search for resources and learn more about available services, visit Passage Home’s Community Resource Guide or the NC Care 360 website.

Sources: End Hunger Durham, Congressman David Price