Eliminating hunger in the Carolinas

About Us

We are Feeding the Carolinas

Feeding the Carolinas is a network that unites the ten Feeding America Food Banks serving North and South Carolina. We act as a unified voice regarding hunger and food insecurity in our area, supporting our member Food Banks to provide a healthy, adequate, and consistent food supply to every community every day.


Understanding Food Insecurity

The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life. Some individuals and families may experience temporary food insecurity, but for others, it becomes a regular part of their daily lives. At Feeding the Carolinas, we’re working toward equitable access to healthy food for all.


Children in the Carolinas are food insecure

1 in 7

Carolinians are food insecure

$1 Billion+

Carolinas Annual Food Budget Shortfall


You Can Help

You can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. Make a donation in support of Feeding the Carolinas’ work. Volunteer at your local food bank or host a virtual food drive. Be a voice for ending hunger in your networks. And if you’re a farmer, consider becoming a partner through our Farm to Food Bank program.


Find Food Near You

If you’re in need of food for you or your family, use the below map to find a distribution location nearest to you. Our ten member Food Banks help 3,700 local food pantries and other distribution partners get food directly into your hands.


What People Think About Us

“The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Food Banks of Feeding the Carolinas have a long history of working together to feed those in need. Whether coordinating food distribution, working together during hurricanes or now pandemics, or sharing information and resources, NCDA&CS views Feeding the Carolinas as a valued partner in our work to serve the citizens of North Carolina.”

N. David Smith, Chief Deputy Commissioner
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

“Feeding the Carolinas unites all ten food banks in North and South Carolina in the mission to end hunger across the Carolinas. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is the only one of the ten food banks serving both states and is proud to be working with our peers to make sure every citizen in the Carolinas has a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply. By sharing resources and best practices, we are working more efficiently to end hunger across all 146 counties in North and South Carolina.”

Kay Carter, CEO
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

“Day-to-day Feeding the Carolinas makes such an incredible impact on the lives of South Carolina’s most vulnerable populations but during a disaster, they truly embody selfless service even more. Thanks to the incredible work of their network of foodbanks and volunteers, South Carolina is more resilient than ever preparing for, surviving and recovering quickly from disasters.”

Robert R. Burress, Director of Disaster Services
Emergency Management
South Carolina Department of Social Services

“SECU Foundation has been proud to support the work of Feeding the Carolinas – providing water, food and other essentials to North Carolinians impacted by natural disasters. Feeding the Carolinas’ structure of regional Food Banks uniquely positions the organization to serve residents in areas where emergency assistance is greatly needed.”

Jama Campbell, Executive Director
SECU Foundation

“FTC is a great feeding partner for North Carolina Emergency Management! Their passion and dedication for addressing food insecurity around our state is evident in all of our work with them. They have helped us to distribute food during the COVID-19 and coordinate with us following major disaster to ensure everyone has the food they need. We’re very grateful to work with them!”

Sandra Bridges, Human Services Branch Manager
NC Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Management

“Our families have made it a priority to support food banks – in the Carolinas and across the country. When working with Feeding the Carolinas, it allows us to support the ten food banks across the two states in an efficient and effective manner. The organization provides insight into the challenges and opportunities surrounding food insecurity within North and South Carolina. We are proud to support Feeding the Carolinas and their tremendous support of food banks.”

Nicole Tepper, Owner
Tepper Sports and Entertainment
Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Football Club

“Feeding the Carolinas provides crucial services and benefits to food banks, their partner agencies, and the people they serve across North Carolina and South Carolina. The organization’s ability to speak with a unified voice is impactful in federal and state advocacy efforts–as evidenced by its track record of securing significant government financial support. Additionally, its role in disaster response helps provide critical food and water when Carolinians face crises. Feeding America sees Feeding the Carolinas as a vital partner in the effort to end hunger.”

Vince Hall, Chief Government Relations Officer
Feeding America

Food Partners

Our Member Food Banks

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If you need help, know someone who does, or want to get involved, reach out today!

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