Free Choice Food Pantry

Our Free Choice Food Pantry enables adults to choose about four days' worth of food for their families.  Nutritional guidelines are suggested and assistance is provided.  We are a member of the Feeding America Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina.  We also partner with Food Lion and Walmart to receive dated but still good food to supplement our donated and purchased food.


Food Pantry Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
10 a.m. until 12 noon (except in cases of emergency)
910-738-5204
REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD PANTRY ASSISTANCE
 
  • You may get Second Harvest (dated but good) food twice a week. If your Social Security number ends with an even number you may come on Monday and Wednesday mornings. If it ends with an odd number you may come on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Friday Second Harvest is used to supplement our regular food boxes. Second Harvest consists of bread, sweets, deli items, produce and/or meat, quantities and selection may vary according to availability.
  • Our regular emergency food boxes are available when there is an emergency need for food. Size of family determines quantity. A person can qualify for this box every four months if a need exists. Picture ID and social security card is required for all adults in the home and either Medicaid card or birth certificate for each minor child is required. This information is required each visit.
  • As a member of Feeding America Second Harvest Food Bank we distribute federal government food commodities called TFAP every month. This food is pre-boxed so everyone gets the same thing. Folks stand in line, present a picture ID and complete an application stating their address, income and family size. We give away about 65 boxes each month, usually, but not always, the third Thursday of the month, it is first come first serve.

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    SUGGESTED FOOD OF THE MONTH
      
     
        MONTH    ITEMS SUGGESTED   
     
    January    
     
    sweet peas, cereal & dry milk
     
       
    February 

    any type of pasta, boxed meals
     
       
    March
     
    rice, grits, peanut butter and jelly
     
     
     April 
     
    canned meat and fruit, fresh produce
     
     
    May
    peanut butter & jelly, macaroni &  cheese, fresh produce  
     
    June
    cereal, powdered milk, canned vegetables, fresh produce  
       
    July
     
    canned meat and fruit, fresh produce
     
       
    August
    boxed meals, any type of pasta, fresh produce   
     
    September 
    rice, dried beans, peanut butter &  jelly, fresh produce  
     
    October
     
    any type of pasta, sweet peas and dried beans, fresh produce
     
       
    November 
    macaroni & cheese, rice, grits  
       
    December 
    canned vegetables and fruit  
     
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    Robeson County Church and Community Center,
    Jul 25, 2012, 6:17 PM
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