North Carolina Food Resources

If you are looking for food resources in North Carolina, this information may help.

There are different programs such as Summer Meals, P-EBT, and several different community agencies that can assist households in providing healthy meals for their families.

Summer Meals: Do you need help finding food for your child? To find the sites nearest you:  Text FOODNC to 304-304 and provide your full address, zip code or city.

You will receive a text back with the location of the closest meal sites and serving times. You can also call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator 24/7 who can help locate meal sites and other resources.

For more information on Summer Meals, visit: NC Summer Meals

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing:

  • Healthy Foods
  • Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
  • Nutrition Education
  • Community Referrals

For more information on WIC or to apply, visit:

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a benefit program for:

  • Students who got free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program
  • Children in an active case through Food and Nutrition Services (also known as Food Stamps)

The Pandemic EBT program has ended but benefits are still being processed.

For a full list of resources visit: Households can also visit NC211 or dial 211 to be connected to community resources. For the latest updates on SNAP, visit More In My Basket SNAP updates.