Dear Wake County NC Families,                        

Many families in our school and community deal with food insecurity and unfortunately, this is going to be compounded by the recent slow downs and closures due to Covid-19 virus related concerns.  We have compiled a list of area food pantries to ease some of the burden during this time.

If you are able to help, please contact the organizations below. Please note monetary donations, gift cards for food or gas, bus passes and other non-tangible food items are always needed, especially now. Food donations must be pre-packaged and non-perishable,  unless otherwise noted by the individual food pantry. No glass packaging allowed!

Additional food pantries can be found at

Following list is created by Wake Government and has verified functioning food pantries as of 3/17/2020 -

You can filter by City.

For more information regarding schools and covid-19 please visit

Developed by Local Wake PTAs and Community Advocates


Here is the link to Crosspoint + YMCA NW cary + Duke initiative - Cary location


Update 3/16/2020 - 2 new location added

UPDATE 3/15/2020:

“With the closing of school, I know many of you are concerned about your low-income children and their access to food during this emergency closure.  Through the Summer Meals Program, we are able to open emergency meal sites in our area.  These will be curb-side service, so families can drive through and pick up meals at no charge!  We are happy to announce that the meals are prepared by Boston Market!


The following locations will provide meals:

  • First United Methodist Cary (117 South Academy Street, Cary NC) – Lunch 12:15-1:15pm Monday through Friday.
  • Chatham Forest Apartments (880 Glendale, Cary NC) – Dinner 6:30-7:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
  •  Apex First Baptist Church (419 South Salem Street, Apex NC) – Dinner 6:30-7:30pm Monday and Wednesday
  • Arbors of Cary (200 Wrenn Drive, Cary NC) – Dinner 6:00-7:00pm Monday through Thursday.
  • CrossTimbers (800 Golden Horseshoe Dr, Morrisville) - Lunches M-F 12-1
  • Holly Springs UMC (108 Avent Ferry Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540) - dinners T/W/Th from 6:30-7:30.


Additionally, Briarcliff Elementary, (1220 Pond St, Cary NC), will be providing school meals Monday through Friday from 12:00-1:00pm.


If you know of a family that lacks transportation, we are diligently working with volunteers and the police/fire departments to arrange delivery.  If you know a family that would benefit from this service, please email  We cannot guarantee delivery, but we will do our best!


Thank you for your support of children!

Stephanie Workman, Chair of the Western Regional Food Security Action Group”