Food Pantry

Food - the most basic need

Did you know??  

In Randolph County, over 21,000 individuals are food insecure based on the hunger study done by Feed America, a national organization that monitors hunger in America.  The term "food insecure" means that person may not know where their next meal is coming from at any given time.  That is why we operate a food pantry and have several remote food distributions for those unable to come to the center.

CUOC partners with many local restaurants and grocery stores, Second Harvest Food Bank, the United Way, the faith community, local farmers and many other local partners to provide nutritious food for our clients.

In addition to the food donated and purchased, CUOC also distributes the commodities known as TEFAP, that we receive from the NC Dept. of Agriculture to anyone income eligible to receive these items. This partnership has been a big help during times when our donations of food were not adequate to meet the need. Even though families may not get everything we would like them to, they never leave without food!

Our pantry is a client choice pantry. People in need of food shop in the pantry to pick the food their family needs and likes. This is a better use of the food because the waste factor is so low. If a family does not like grits, they won't pick up grits!! Of course, there are guides and limits to follow so all families have the same opportunity but people really appreciate the fact that they can participate in the solution.  The CUOC food pantry is located at the 930 S. Fayetteville St. location and is open Monday - Wednesday 10:00 - 3:00 and Thursday from 12:00 - 6:00.  

You can donate food at 930 S. Fayetteville St. Monday-Thursday 9:30-5:00, Friday 8:30-2:00, and Saturday 8:30-4:30.  Look for the door that says "Food Pantry Donations Here".  

Anyone can help by providing non-perishable food, monetary donations or volunteering.


Winners of our Food Sculpture Contest!

   

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