Where Can I Donate Food In Wilmington NC Before I Move?

Getting rid of unwanted food is something you can take care of early in the packing process before your move. After all, it might cost more to move it than it would to re-buy it at your new home.

Once you’ve thrown out old and expired food, consider taking your perishable and non-perishable foods to a local food donation center. This is one way you can help people in your community who are in need.  Some places will even arrange for a pick-up if you do not have time to drop them off in person.

Have furniture, clothing, or appliances you would like to donate. Check out our article: 4 Practical Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Stuff

Here are some food donation centers and the types of food items they can expect around Wilmington, NC.

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

Be sure to call the numbers listed to find out when to drop by or arrange for pickup.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Wilmington branch, 314 Marstellar St., 251-1465

Types of Food Donations Accepted:

  • Nutritious, non-perishable food! Listed below are the most needed items
  • 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
  • For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups
  • For Seniors: Nutritional shakes and drinks
  • *Please – No loose glass and plastic jars of baby food as they will have to be discarded due to health regulations

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard- 313 N. Fifth St., 762-2199

Types of Food Donations Accepted:

  • Cereal
  • Fruit
  • Canned Meat
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Black or White Beans
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Individual Drinks
  • Juice Boxes
  • Spaghetti

First Fruit Ministries – 2750 Vance Street, 612-1653

Types of Food Donations Accepted:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Butter
  • Seasonings
  • Milk
  • Eggs

Good Shepherd Center – 811 Martin St., 763-4424

Types of Food Donations Accepted:

  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Hot Sauce
  • Breakfast Foods (Grits, Oatmeal, Cereal)
  • Coffee and Creamer
  • Bottled Water
  • Instant Rice & Potatoes
  • Large Salad Dressing & BBQ Sauce
  • Ketchup, Mustard, & Mayonnaise
  • Milk
  • Margarine, Butter, Olive, Vegetable, & Canola Oil
  • Number 10 Cans Fruits, Vegetables, & Beans

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

Manna Ministries, Victory Free Will Baptist Church – 9835 Wayne St., Leland, 371-6424

Types of Food Donations Accepted:

  •  Canned meats (tuna, stew, chili, Spam, salmon, etc.)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Boxed potatoes
  • Canned or Dried fruits
  • Canned soups, Ramen noodles
  • Pasta, noodles
  • Canned or dry beans (covered by James M., Mesa, AZ)
  • Peanut butter (covered by Grace Point Church)
  • Cereal, oatmeal and grits (covered by Closer Walk Church)
  • Macaroni and cheese (covered by Oasis Church)
  • Pasta Sauce (covered by Leland Church of God)
  • Rice (covered by Zion UMC Church)
  • Fresh foods (garden vegetables, potatoes, etc) can be donated on the day of distribution.  We do not have storage to keep the items fresh.

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