Charlotte-Mecklenburg Covid-19 Food & Financial Help Resource List
Compiled by MeckMIN, Updated April 28, 2020
NOTE: We have confirmed the current status of these offerings as of April 28,2020 as much as possible. We’ve made notes where we’ve not been able to confirm continued availability. The situation is fluid and anything below may change as circumstances change. If you learn that something has changed or is incorrect or if you have something to add, please let us know at email@example.com.
Loaves and Fishes currently has EXTRA CAPACITY to feed more people.
They also recently voted to increase to 12 the number of times a family can receive help in a given year. If you are seeking food support, Loaves and Fishes is a good first place to start. The other resources listed below will be good for people/families who use all 12 visits to Loaves and Fishes and still need support.
20 mobile locations in operation, serving up to 500 people in most mobiles. They have plenty of slots available for those in need.To make referrals: https://loavesandfishes.org/how-to-make-a-client-referral-to-loaves-fishes/
Food & Nutrition Services (FNS): Intake & redeterminations online. Customer Connect at (704) 336-3000
Parents: food assistance for children. Text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. Also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877 or call 2-1-1 to speak to an operator
Dilworth Soup Kitchen: Mon from 11:30a,-12:30pm at 1200 East Blvd. All welcome
Urban Ministry:11:15-12:15pm daily meal, 945 N.College St, 28206
MEALS FOR CHILDREN:
Cuzzos: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tue to Fri. Child aged 12 or younger must be present.
Enderly Coffee: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon to Fri for any child on free lunch program. Child does not need to be present.
Noble Smoke: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon to Fri for any child on free lunch program. Child does not need to be present.
Food within Walls at Movement Center (2225 Freedom Dr) will have Grab and Go lunch and breakfast Items from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Child does not need to be present. (not confirmed)
COVID-19 Emergency Food Resources: Food Resource Map
Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC: find local agency by zip code
Feeding the Carolinas: Food Banks by county
List of Food Banks in NC and SC: WSOCTV(April 20th)
Camino Community Center: Referral required. Food Pantry online application. (704)596 7570 Hope Street: Pantry Thur 4-7pm. Request information online University Soup Kitchen: Also mobile meals.Contact or firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthews Help Center: Food pantry Mon-Thur 10am-1pm.(704) 847 8383 for appointment
Food for Families: Must live in Indian Trail.
Operation Reach Out: Monroe and Union counties. Referral needed.
AGENCIES/GROUPS PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Unemployment Benefits:Department of Commerce Website
Filing unemployment: here or call 888-737-0259.
Financial Advice: text the word “finances” to 474747 and a Common Wealth Charlotte advisor will follow up with you
The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act: Details
Economic Impact Payment (Stimulus): Details
Federal Income Taxes: deadline extended to July 15, 2020 Details
NC State Income Taxes:deadline also extended to July 15, 2020 Details
Legal help:Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
General Steps for Managing Your Finances During the COVID-19 Shutdown: Details
Housing, Community Resources: call 2-1-1 or visit here
Contact information for major banks: here
Mortgage assistance: article with links
Fair Housing: 704-336-5160 here
City of Charlotte Micro Business Relief Fund (MBRF):Details
Disasterloan.sba.gov: for small business and nonprofits
COVID-19 Response Fund: to help those in Mecklenburg most impacted by the pandemic
Student Loan Assistance: Payments for federal student deferred through Sept 30, 2020. Contact servicer MOHELA(1-888-866-4352) Navient(1-800-722-1300) Nelnet: (1-888-486-4722)
COMPANY RESOURCES FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS:
Ally Financial (mortage, auto or bank account holder)
Aquesta Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
Bank of America (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
Charlotte Metro Credit Union (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
Fifth Third Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
First Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
First Citizens Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
First National Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
HomeTrust Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
New Dominion Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
PeoplesBank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
PNC(banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
South State Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
Towne Bank (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
Truist (formerly Suntrust Bank) (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
Wells Fargo (banking, credit cards, mortgage, home equity)
Free Financial E-book from the Center for Financial Social Work
Duke Energy: temporarily suspending disconnections effective March 21, 2020
Common Wealth Charlotte: Advanced Financial Advisors are available to answer some basic questions: “What if I cannot pay my mortgage?” “What if I cannot cover my car payment?” Text the word “finances” to 474747 and submit a question
CLT COVID-19 RESOURCES:
Families Forward Charlotte: Frequently updated list of available Health, Work, Food, Financial, and Education links and resources.
Charlotte Community-Led Resource Map: Interactive map that shows various resource opportunities.
Housing and Neighborhood Services (HNS): Resources and tips
Disaster Distress Helpline: Provides crisis counseling and support. Call (1-800-985-5990) or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 Answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers
CharMeckResponds.org: community resources