Our community resource agencies are running low on food and other supplies that are normally donated to these organizations because of the COVID-19 Virus. Monetary donations and tangible donations are welcomed at all the following organizations below.
Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are serving a to-go-meal Monday-Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Second Harvest Food Bank Catawba Branch
538 1st Ave SW
Hickory, NC 28602
The greatest need currently is for funds to purchase healthy shelf stable items for food boxes. These boxes will help feed families whose children are missing school meals, seniors being asked to stay safely in their homes, those in need of food who are quarantined, and employees in our community being impacted by decreases in work hours.
Within the next 30 days, we will be packing tens of thousands of these food boxes and you can help us in two ways:
• Make a donation of $25 that will help provide a sever day nutritionally balanced food box.
• Make a donation of $13 for a food box that will include 12-13 healthy staple items.
• Make a donation of $7 that will help provide an additional backpack for children missing school meals.
As a safety precaution, we are asking volunteers and staff to stay home if they experience any symptoms of illness, or if they have traveled to high-risk locations within the last 30 days.
At this time, volunteer sessions are planned to run as scheduled, however, due to many company policies during the virus outbreak, quite a few regular groups have had to cancel their shifts. We are in desperate need of volunteers to help fill those shifts. The Food Bank is taking every safety precaution for our volunteers and staff including increased cleaning/sanitizing of our facility after each volunteer shift, consistent handwashing, along with social distancing. To keep our volunteer group numbers limited, we are hosting small volunteer groups (10 or less) starting next week.
LINK TO VOLUNTEER: www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/news-pages/coronavirus-response
We’re still open and we need your help! Please visit and bookmark our Pandemic Help page for updates on special needs. (And follow us on Facebook!)
We plan to continue operation as long as is safe and possible. Dine-in service is suspended, but we are still providing more than 200 meals to-go every day to-go. Our donations from grocery stores are down 70%, while requests for our help are skyrocketing. Your donations are needed now more than ever!
Donations of cash are gratefully accepted! We use your dollars to purchase groceries and supplies from food bank partners at deep discounts. This helps us continue to serve our usual daily meals and stock our own Food Pantry with take-home groceries.
Financial Donations can be excepted at https://hickorysoupkitchen.org/pandemic-help
We gratefully accept donations of all types of food – whether fresh, canned, or frozen. Call ahead to (828)-327-4828 to make a “contactless” drop-off during business hours!
Special Needs: Food & Goods (*Denotes high need)
Soups & pastas
Cereals, oatmeal, etc.
Our greatest need currently is for canned meats, tuna, chicken, and salmon. We also need pinto beans (canned and bags of dry pintos), cornmeal and flour (2 or 5 lb bags). If you are out shopping, would you pick up an extra can or two to share? Pop-top cans are always preferred. Thank you for your support! Please call (828) 327-0979 on how to drop off donations.
Burke United Christian Ministries (BUCM)
305 B W Union St
Morganton, NC 28655
Burke United Christian Ministries (BUCM) serves Burke County through offering people nutritious meals at our Soup Kitchen, counseling neighbors in times of crisis, and providing families with food, clothing and financial assistance and providing educational opportunities to enhance our client’s quality of life leading them to become a contributing member of society.
Serves Burke County through offering people nutritious meals at our Soup Kitchen, counseling neighbors in times of crisis, and providing families with food, clothing and financial assistance and providing educational opportunities to enhance our client’s quality of life leading them to become a contributing member of society.
Top Ten Food Item Donations Needed:
Canned Soup (Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Beef Stew, etc.)
Canned Pasta (with or without meat)
Mac N Cheese
Monetary donations can be sent to 305-B West Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655 or accepted online through PayPal on website at www.bucm.net
Lenoir Soup Kitchen Inc., A United Way Agency.
1113 College Ave SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
We no longer serve meals inside. We will provide a meal to go and it will be handed out through our dining room windows, Monday – Friday from 11 – 12 noon. One meal per person and the person has to be here to get a meal. Guests will need to leave here as soon as they get their meal. No hanging out and they cannot enter the building. We will be doing this until further notice. Also we will be closed on Sunday until further notice.
If you would like to donate boxes of fresh fruits, bottled water, napkins, buns , slice bread, bagged cookies, small bags of chips or crackers, paper towels, candy bars, snacks it would greatly appreciated to help us through this crisis. Donations can be made M-F from 8:30 AM – 12:30PM.
Second Harvest Food Bank’s Campaign