Women, Infants, & Children's Nutrition Program, Durham
2634 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite 213
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 956-4042

Services: Operates the federally funded nutrition program for pregnant women, mothers of infants, and children up to age five Provides vouchers for foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fruit juice, cereal, dried beans, peanut butter, infant formula, and cereal Nutritionists provide nutrition assessment, counseling and education, breast-feeding support, referrals to health care and community resources. It is accessible on DATA Bus Line, Route 10.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Eligibility: 185% of Poverty Level; infants and children up to age 5; pregnant women and new mothers.

Documents To Bring: Call for an appointment. Nutritional services - Basic groceries provided.

Supportive Service Aid (Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ)
1715 Athens St.
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 688-5066

Services: Provides assistance in crisis situations including housing, food, clothing, financial, furniture, and counseling.

Hours: 7 days, 24 hours.

Eligibility: Open to public.

Documents To Bring: Please call.

Salvation Army - Durham County
810 N Alston Ave
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 688-7306

Services: Provides temporary, emergency food assistance.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Hours vary depending on time of year.)

Eligibility: Please call

Documents To Bring: Please call

Mission Society Food Pantry & Clothing Closet- Urban Ministries (Durham)
410 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-0538

Services: Offers food, clothing, diapers, baby formula, household items, counseling and community referrals to those who are poor and needy. Food is distributed for in home use to families, the elderly, and the disabled.

Hours: Food Pantry: Doors open at 1:30pm to sign in; Maximum:26; M, Tu,Th: 1:45pm - 3:45pm;(Must sign up by 3.30pm); Wed: 1pm-2pm (Shelter residents only)

Eligibility: Durham County, but will assist transients and others if need qualifies. Food only for families with children, persons over 62 or persons receiving disability payments; First-time visitors brings proof of children and/or disability payments.

Documents To Bring:  (Limited to one visit every 30 days from the date of your last visit)

Food Pantry (Immanuel Temple SDA Church)
2104 S. Alston Ave.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-5210

Services: Provides food to the hungry.

Hours: Wed: 10:45 am - 12pm

Eligibility: Open to those in need of food.

Documents To Bring: Please call.

Food Pantry & Financial Assistance (Second Mile Ministries)
2601 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-3596

Services: Provides food to the hungry Provides assistance with Duke power bills and gas bills.

Hours: Wednesdays: 9am - 1pm

Eligibility: Open to those in need of food. Call for financial assistance.

Documents To Bring: First 25 people in line.

Food Pantry (CAARE, Inc.)
205 Broadway
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 683-5300

Services: Provides food for the hungry.

Hours: M-F: 9am - 5pm

Eligibility: Open to anyone in need of food.

Documents To Bring: Please call.

Emergency Financial Assistance
902 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-1964

Services: Provides emergency financial assistance to help with food, rent or utility bills.

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Eligibility: Low income clients.

Documents To Bring: Call for appointment. Average waiting period varies due to availability of funds.

Community Outreach and Mission Effort (Oak Grove Outreach)
1008A Simmons St.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 680-2927

Services: Provides food/clothing assistance and Christian counseling as needed.

Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 9am - 12pm; Thursday: 9:30am - 12pm.

Eligibility: Clients must prove need for assistance.

Documents To Bring: Please call.

Calvary Baptist Church
1204 Lynn Rd.
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 596-2592

Services: Food pantry

Hours: Third Thursday of every month (Only) 9am

Eligibility: First 20 families.

Documents To Bring: Must call at 9am to speak with Church operator.

205 Broadway St.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 683-5300

Services: CAARE's holistic program has helped decrease a broad range of health disparities that are affecting health The top five health disparities - cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and HIV/AIDS are CAARE's primary focus areas.

Hours: Please call.

Food Pantries


Durham County Department of Public Health
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-7600
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
Website: http://www.dconc.gov/government/departments-f-z/public-health

Health Departments

​​NC State Refugee Program Advisory Council

Legal Aid
201 West Main Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 688-6396
Website: https://www.legalaidnc.org/public/learn/offices/durham/default.aspx

Legal Aid

Clothing Banks

Urban Ministries of Durham
410 Liberty Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-0538

Guests may receive groceries and clothing once per 30-day period. Clothing is available to anyone in need, while households must have children or elderly or disabled members to be eligible for groceries. We assist up to 26 households per day of service, 

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Visitors must please wait outside until signup begins at 9 a.m. 

We are now a diaper distribution center for the Diaper Bank of North Carolina. Diapers are distributed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 am to those with a photo ID or other proof of a Durham address.  People receiving food/and or clothing throughout the week can pick up diapers on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 am.

Diapers are distributed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. A parent is allowed one package of diapers per baby once every 30 days.

In order to receive diapers, a parent must show:
     -photo ID for themselves and ID for their child, with a birth date(e.g. birth certificate, insurance card)
     -proof of residency within Durham County, by showing a current address with the same name as the photo ID from any of the following documents: bill, WIC voucher, driver's license, or ID card.