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Wilkes Community Resources: Food and Clothing

Antioch Baptist Church

Food pantry and clothing closet open 8:30-11:30am on the third Saturday of each month.

1298 Antioch Church Rd.

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 984-2323

Food and Nutrition Services (DSS)

FNS is a federal food assistance that helps low income families. In North Carolina, monthly allotments of FNS benefits are issues via Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards (EBT). 

304 College Street 

Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Food Info.

Text to find places nearby that are donating free meals. After you enter your address, you will receive a text with locations and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru meal sites.

Text FOODNC or COMIDA to 877-877

His Light Church and Soup Kitchen

Meals every evening at 5pm.

Curtis Bridge Rd.

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 984-7930

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Wilkes County provides a nutritionally-balanced lunch delivered Monday through Friday to homebound seniors 60 years of age or older.  Meals provide a minimum of one-third of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science.

710 Veterans Drive
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


New Damascus Baptist Church

Food pantry and clothing closet open 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 9:30-11: 30am.

161 Damascus Church Rd.

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 838-4661

School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program

Free summer meals for kids 18 and under. Operational Dates: May 27, 2021-July 30, 2021.

Wilkes County Schools

(336) 667-1121


Byrd Ridge Crisis Center, Clothing Closet

Food and Clothing Assistance - Call Tuesday or Thursday (8am-3pm) for appointment.

737 Byrd Ridge Rd.

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 838-5847

Food Pantry Blessing Boxes - Wilkes County Schools

Outdoor and indoor pantries located at some of the Wilkes County Schools sites and other locations for families/individuals to have easy access to food. Blessing boxes are located outside at the following schools: Boomer-Ferguson Elementary, CB Eller Elementary, CC Wright Elementary, Mulberry Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Mt. Pleasant Elementary, Roaring River Elementary, Ronda-Clingman Elementary, Wilkesboro Elementary, Central Wilkes Middle School, West Wilkes Middle School, North Wilkes Middle School. West Wilkes High School, East Wilkes Middle School also have food pantries inside the school for students/families in need.

Wilkes Pantry Partners Facebook

Mission Thrift Store / Wilkes Cares, Inc.

Emergency food and clothing assistance

809 Elkin Hwy 268 East

PO Box 1171

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 838-4900

Pilgrim Baptist Church

Food and Clothing Assistance. Food pantry open third Saturday of each month, starting at 9am.

493 Pilgrim Baptist Church Rd.

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 927-3491

Dept. of Social Services - WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) / Food and Nutrition

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally funded program that serves low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition-related health problem. WIC works to prevent and improve nutrition-related health problems in its target population.

304 College St.

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 651-7578

Food Pantry - Tiny Food Pantry locations (other than school locations)

Lowe's Motel @ 1201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro

West Park Medical Park @ West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro

St. Paul's Episcopal Church @ 206 West Cowles Street, Wilkesboro

Clingman Community Center @ 3371 Clingman Rd., Ronda

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Food Pantry

Food pantry open second Saturday of each month, 9-11am.

2794 Mt. Sinai Rd.

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 984-3258

Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkes, Inc.

Food assistance with appointment. Back Pack Program for all school age children. Project Joy (a Christmas Box Program). Food pantry open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-1pm by appointment only.

4187 W. US Highway 421

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 838-5331