Feeding the Port City’s Hungry: Where to donate food in Wilmington NC
Now that you are sitting back, enjoying a bounty of leftovers, take a moment to make a plan to help feed those people in the Port City who are hungry. In addition to civic groups, non-profit organizations, churches, and many businesses, this list will help you find where to donate food in Wilmington NC.
Here some practical ways to help eliminate hunger in our community:
- Ask dinner or football party guests to bring a “host gift” of canned goods
- Request food pantry donations in lieu of holiday gifts
- Round up friends and family to volunteer at a shelter, preparing and serving a meal
- Put a food donation box in the break room at work
To get specifics on what is needed and how to connect with those who need food, try these organizations:
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington
Donate money online – every dollar donates provides $10 worth of food or five meals. Organize a food drive with your colleagues or neighbors or organization – canned food, pasta and cereal, peanut butter, and non-food essentials like hygiene items and baby products.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
You can make a monetary donation to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard via Paypal online or you can mail a check. Donation of food items is always needed, and the top items are cans of healthy soups, canned meat, canned spaghetti sauce, dried beans.
Atheist Alliance Helping the Homeless of Cape Fear
The Atheist Alliance is a secular group organizing volunteers to collect and distribute food and other essentials in the Cape Fear region. Founded in 2009 in Austin TX to help homeless people with monthly giveaways of ready-to-eat food and toiletries, the local chapter is a newly formed initiative. Volunteers and donors can get involved to donate food in Wilmington NC and the surrounding communities via the group’s Facebook page.
Walking Tall is a mobile mission that works to transform the lives of people living without shelter. They regularly share meals with hungry people who are living on the street. Contact Randy Evans to make a donation of funds or food.
Donate to Good Shepherd via Paypal or JustGiving online at their website. Good Shepherd Center started as a modest soup kitchen in 1983, and has grown to a program that provides hot weekday breakfasts and lunches, as well as dinner 7 nights a week. Serve 70,000 meals a year to hungry, low-income, and homeless guests. Volunteers pick up more than 400 tons of food every year from grocery stores, restaurants, and bakeries for distribution through the Soup Kitchen and other local food programs.
Provides healthy food to hungry children. You can help by hosting a food drive or a giveback day. Nourish NC looks for nourishing food options that appeal specifically to kids, including wholesome snack and lunchbox items, like juice boxes, sandwich crackers, canned pasta like ravioli, mac and cheese cups, Clif bars, granola bars, and tuna or chicken in pouches. Well-fed kids do better in school, and a healthy lunch or snack can make a huge difference in the classroom.