Where to donate food before you move in Raleigh, NC

You’re moving and you have a million things to do. One important task is to pare down the pile of stuff you’re moving! You can cut down on the kitchen packing by finding a new home for your unwanted food. In many cases, it’s easier and cheaper to replace it at your new home than to move it.

You can donate extra food to local food bank and pantries to help people in need. But Few Moves Moving Company in Raleigh, NC, wants to make it easy. Where should you start?

First throw out old and expired food, setting aside usable items you don’t want to carry with you to your new home or office. You can do this early in the packing process for all nonperishables—just the items local food pantries need most. You may even be able to arrange for a pick-up if you don’t have time to drop items off in person. And don’t forget the last-minute perishable items!

Here’s a listing of food donation centers and the types of food items they need in Raleigh, NC. Be sure to call the phone numbers listed to make sure the pantry is open when you make the delivery.

Where can I donate food in Raleigh, NC before I move?

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh branch

3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609, (919) 875-0707

  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (Pop-top cans and low sodium a plus!)
  • Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • For Infants: Formula, Infant Cereal, Diapers, and Wipes, BUT please – no loose glass and plastic jars of baby food, as they will have to be discarded due to health regulations
  • For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups
  • For Seniors: Nutritional shakes and drinks
  • Non-perishable products, sealed beverages, refrigerated or frozen items, and non-food essentials such as hygiene items, cleaning items or paper products.

Catholic Parish Outreach, Raleigh’s Largest Food Pantry

2013 North Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604, (919) 873-0245

  • Cans of vegetables, fruit, Spaghetti O’s
  • Cans of soup, spaghetti sauce, and tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Hamburger/chicken/tuna helper
  • Cereal
  • Jars of baby food (stage 1 or 3)
  • Spaghetti
  • Dried pinto beans
  • Crackers
  • Bottles and cans of fruit juice
  • Packets of gravy mix
  • Infant formula (milk-based with lipids)
  • Diapers (size 3 to 5)
  • Personal care items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bathroom tissue 

Raleigh Vineyard Church

6894 Litchford Road, Raleigh NC 27615, (919) 790-0001

There are food drive donation barrels in the lobby of the church and outside the food pantry door.

  • Tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned goods
  • Cereal
  • Pancake mix
  • Dinner kits
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Crackers
  • Snack items
  • Canned fruits
  • Non-food items such as diapers, paper towels, toilet paper, personal hygiene items, soap, toothpaste, and laundry detergent

North Raleigh Ministries

9650 Strickland Road, Raleigh NC 27615, (919)844-6676

  • Snacks (individually wrapped)
  • Tuna fish/chicken cans – 7.5 oz cans
  • Cereal, Grits – individual packets
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Boxed dinner
  • Canned pasta & canned meats
  • Crackers/granola bars
  • Canned fruit

There are many food pantries in Raleigh, NC, and these are only a few. Check this list or this one to see if there’s one in a location more convenient to you.

Finally—a clean kitchen! Now let Few Moves in Raleigh, NC, help you pack and move to your next home. Request a FREE MOVING QUOTE for your move in Raleigh, NC, or call 919-999-6201.