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Find Free Food In Olde CreekLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    The New Antioch Church

    1 hour 20 minutes

    average wait time

    1.48 mi


    Info

    • Will be closed on the 9/5/2023
      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Location

    8324 Idlewild Road

    Idlewild South, NC 28227

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 712-1102

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    New Hope Baptist Church

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    1.87 mi


    Info

    Line starts around 8:30am

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      10:00 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, March 16th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, April 6th (in 2 months)

      10:00 am–11:30 am

    • 10:00 am–11:30 am

      every month on the 1st Saturday

    • 10:00 am–11:30 am

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    Location

    7841 Idlewild Road

    Idlewild Farms, NC 28212

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 537-6340

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill - Nourish Up

    no ratings yet

    2.2 mi


    Info

    Announcing the new name for "Loaves & Fishes": "Nourish", same mission, new name. This is an emergency food pantry that requires a referral and an appointment. To have access to any of their pop-ups, you don't need a referral, ID or financial documents, but pre-registration is required to ensure there is enough food. You can find their upcoming pop-ups and register here: https://nourishup.org/foodshare/ How To Get A Referral: To get a referral please have the following information ready for each person in the household: ▪ First and Last Name ▪ Date of Birth ▪ Phone Number (if available) ▪ Current Address ▪ Gender ▪ Ethnicity ▪ Veteran Status ▪ Receiving Food Stamps/SNAP** ▪ Household Income** ▪ Disability (Y or N) ▪ Email Address (if available) ▪ Date of Pick Up ▪ Preferred Pantry Location and secondary location in case the primary location is at capacity.

    Visit our website at https://nourishup.org/pantries/ under the food pantries tab for a PDF version of our location and hours.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      3:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Thu, March 7th (next week)

      3:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Thu, March 14th (in 2 weeks)

      3:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Location

    9229 Lawyers Road

    Mint Hill, NC 28227

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 523-4333

    https://nourishup.org/pantries/

  5. How do I get food?

    You can receive food by visiting the food pantry or soup kitchen when it’s open. Make sure to check each resource page to see details like address, full schedule, and requirements.

  6. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    Delivery services are very limited and are reserved for senior citizens or those with serious medical problems. If you believe you fall into either category, let us know and we may be able to help you find options in Olde Creek.

  7. What do I have to bring?

    Every location is different! Please review the details included on each resource to see whether you need to bring any documentation like ID or proof of address, or supplies like bags to carry the food. If you don’t see any information on the resource, you don’t have to bring anything!

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Central United Methodist Church -Nourish Up

    12 minutes

    average wait time

    3.11 mi


    Info

    Announcing the new name for "Loaves & Fishes": "Nourish", same mission, new name. This is an emergency food pantry that requires a referral and an appointment. To have access to any of their pop-ups, you don't need a referral, ID or financial documents, but pre-registration is required to ensure there is enough food. You can find their upcoming pop-ups and register here: https://nourishup.org/foodshare/ How To Get A Referral: To get a referral please have the following information ready for each person in the household: ▪ First and Last Name ▪ Date of Birth ▪ Phone Number (if available) ▪ Current Address ▪ Gender ▪ Ethnicity ▪ Veteran Status ▪ Receiving Food Stamps/SNAP** ▪ Household Income** ▪ Disability (Y or N) ▪ Email Address (if available) ▪ Date of Pick Up ▪ Preferred Pantry Location and secondary location in case the primary location is at capacity.

    Visit our website at https://nourishup.org/pantries/ under the food pantries tab for a PDF version of our location and hours.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Location

    6030 Albemarle Road

    North Sharon Amity / Reddman Road, NC 28212

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 536-9157

    https://nourishup.org/pantries/

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    Financial assistance

    Matthews Help Center

    no ratings yet


    Info

    Client inquiry form https://matthewshelpcenter.org/services/client-inquiry-form/

    Financial assistance program, which will help people meet life’s basic needs, such as funds for paying rent, utilities and/or medical bills, Temporary Housing, Clothing (via BackPorch Thrift Store – new and gently used items at low cost) Average expense of each household bill Proof of Emergency: Doctor’s disability statement, medical bills, eviction notice, disconnects notices, etc. Rental/Homeowners information: Rent lease, landlord’s name and phone number, mortgage papers, late notices and eviction papers

    Schedule

    • Today

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Appointments required
    • Thu, March 7th (next week)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Appointments required
    • Thu, March 14th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Appointments required
    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Location

    119 North Ames Street

    Matthews, NC 28105

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 847-8383

    https://matthewshelpcenter.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Joseph's Food Pantry at Refinery Church

    no ratings yet

    3.27 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      9:30 am–11:00 am

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      9:30 am–11:00 am

    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      9:30 am–11:00 am

    • 9:30 am–11:00 am

      every week on Tuesday

    Location

    11231 Lawyers Road

    Mint Hill, NC 28227

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Eastern Hills Baptist Church - Nourish Up

    27 minutes

    average wait time

    3.95 mi


    Info

    Announcing the new name for "Loaves & Fishes": "Nourish", same mission, new name. This is an emergency food pantry that requires a referral and an appointment. To have access to any of their pop-ups, you don't need a referral, ID or financial documents, but pre-registration is required to ensure there is enough food. You can find their upcoming pop-ups and register here: https://nourishup.org/foodshare/ How To Get A Referral: To get a referral please have the following information ready for each person in the household: ▪ First and Last Name ▪ Date of Birth ▪ Phone Number (if available) ▪ Current Address ▪ Gender ▪ Ethnicity ▪ Veteran Status ▪ Receiving Food Stamps/SNAP** ▪ Household Income** ▪ Disability (Y or N) ▪ Email Address (if available) ▪ Date of Pick Up ▪ Preferred Pantry Location and secondary location in case the primary location is at capacity.

    Visit our website at https://nourishup.org/pantries/ under the food pantries tab for a PDF version of our location and hours.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      2:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • Thu, March 7th (next week)

      2:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • Thu, March 14th (in 2 weeks)

      2:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Location

    4855 Albemarle Road

    Sheffield Park, NC 28205

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 537-5101

    https://nourishup.org/pantries/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Shalom Adonai Ministerio Internacional

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    3.88 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      11:30 am–12:30 pm

    • Mon, March 11th (in 2 weeks)

      11:30 am–12:30 pm

    • Mon, March 18th (in 3 weeks)

      11:30 am–12:30 pm

    • 11:30 am–12:30 pm

      every month on the 4th Monday

    • 11:30 am–12:30 pm

      every month on the 1st Monday

    • 11:30 am–12:30 pm

      every month on the 2nd Monday

    • 11:30 am–12:30 pm

      every month on the 3rd Monday

    Location

    1148 North Sharon Amity Road

    Sherwood Forest, NC 28211

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 910-0450

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Central Apostolic Faith - Feed my Sheep

    8 minutes

    average wait time

    4.06 mi


    Info

    Call Tues, Wed or Thurs for an appointment to be served Saturday 10:30—11:30 am.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      10:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, March 9th (next week)

      10:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, March 16th (in 2 weeks)

      10:30 am–11:30 am

    • 10:30 am–11:30 am

      every week on Saturday

    Location

    6116 Vernedale Road

    Eastland - Wilora Lake, NC 28212

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 537-5439

    http://cafm777.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Hickory Grove Baptist Church

    1 hour 6 minutes

    average wait time

    4.04 mi


    Info

    Closed after major holidays

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • 9:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Tuesday

    Location

    7200 East W.T. Harris Boulevard

    Farm Pond, NC 28215

    directions
  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Olde Creek accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  16. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  17. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Olde Creek do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  18. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  19. Any pantries open today?

    If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options. Here’s a list of everything in Olde Creek that’s open today: Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill - Nourish Up, Matthews Help Center, Eastern Hills Baptist Church - Nourish Up

  20. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Olde Creek for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.