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Find Free Food In CharlotteLemontree 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)

    Silver Mount Baptist Church

    39 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Hours: Tues. 11:00AM-1:00PM and Wed. 9:00AM-12:00PM; first come first served; hours vary during holidays, call to confirm.

    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • Photo ID – Primary Participant (Green Card or Passport)
      • Drive-Thru Only
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Call in advance for services
    • Tue, June 4th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Map of Silver Mount Baptist Church

    Location

    501 West Arrowood Road

    Montclaire South, NC 28217

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 522-1528

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Victory Christian Center

    10 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Call (704)529-5888 to make an appointment. No walk-ins will be allowed/accepted.

    • Be sure to call 7045295888 to set up appointments
    • Requirements

      • Call in advance for services
      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      9:00 am–4:45 pm

      • Appointments required
    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–4:45 pm

      • Appointments required
    • Next Monday

      9:00 am–4:45 pm

      • Appointments required
    • 9:00 am–4:45 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Victory Christian Center

    Location

    6916 Old Pineville Road

    Montclaire South, NC 28217

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 529-5888

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Giles Presbyterian - Nourish Up

    15 minutes

    average wait time


    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.

    • Requirements

      • Referral Required. Lemontree can provide this referral. Please see the requirements in notes.
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Provide prepacked bags or boxes of food

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Fri, May 31st (next week)

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Fri, June 7th (in 2 weeks)

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    Map of St. Giles Presbyterian - Nourish Up

    Location

    Saint Giles Presbyterian

    2027 Emerywood Drive

    Closeburn - Glenkirk, NC 28210

    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 Charlotte.

  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)

    Hickory Grove Baptist Church

    54 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Closed after major holidays

    • Requirements

      • Registration required on site
      • Drive-Thru Only
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Tue, June 4th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Tue, June 11th (in 3 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • 9:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Tuesday

    Map of Hickory Grove Baptist Church

    Location

    7200 East W.T. Harris Boulevard

    Farm Pond, NC 28215

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Central United Methodist Church -Nourish Up

    17 minutes

    average wait time


    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.

    • Requirements

      • Registration required
      • Referral Required. Lemontree can provide this referral. Please see the requirements in notes.
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • Tue, June 4th (in 2 weeks)

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • Tue, June 11th (in 3 weeks)

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Map of Central United Methodist Church -Nourish Up

    Location

    6030 Albemarle Road

    North Sharon Amity / Reddman Road, NC 28212

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 536-9157

    https://nourishup.org/pantries/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Steele Creek AME Zion Church

    18 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • Please visit their website for more information on their Pop Up Food Share
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Sunday

      11:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Clothing may be available
    • Sun, June 2nd (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Clothing may be available
    • Sun, June 9th (in 3 weeks)

      11:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Clothing may be available
    • 11:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Sunday

    Map of Steele Creek AME Zion Church

    Location

    1500 Shopton Road

    Eagle Lake, NC 28217

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    New Hope Baptist Church

    17 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Line starts around 8:30am

    • Requirements

      • Registration required on site
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • Sat, June 1st (next week)

      10:00 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, June 15th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, July 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

    Map of New Hope Baptist Church

    Location

    7841 Idlewild Road

    Idlewild Farms, NC 28212

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 537-6340

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Central Apostolic Faith - Feed my Sheep

    4 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

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

    • Requirements

      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      10:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, June 1st (next week)

      10:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      10:30 am–11:30 am

    • 10:30 am–11:30 am

      every week on Saturday

    Map of Central Apostolic Faith - Feed my Sheep

    Location

    6116 Vernedale Road

    Eastland - Wilora Lake, NC 28212

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 537-5439

    http://cafm777.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Nations Ford Community Church - Nourish Up

    24 minutes

    average wait time


    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.

    • Requirements

      • Referral Required. Lemontree can provide this referral. Please see the requirements in notes.
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • Tue, June 4th (in 2 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • Tue, June 11th (in 3 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Map of Nations Ford Community Church - Nourish Up

    Location

    5901 Nations Ford Road

    Yorkmount, NC 28217

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 523-4333

    https://nourishup.org/pantries/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Eastern Hills Baptist Church - Nourish Up

    28 minutes

    average wait time


    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.

    • Requirements

      • Referral Required. Lemontree can provide this referral. Please see the requirements in notes.
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      2:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • Thu, May 30th (next week)

      2:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • Thu, June 6th (in 2 weeks)

      2:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Map of Eastern Hills Baptist Church - Nourish Up

    Location

    4855 Albemarle Road

    Sheffield Park, NC 28205

    directions

    Contact

    (704) 537-5101

    https://nourishup.org/pantries/

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte that’s open today: Victory Christian 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 Charlotte for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.