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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 


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:

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

CMS: school program here and meal distribution here. Call (980) 343 6041

No Kid Hungry: map of drive-thru or pick up sites and by county

Loaves and Fishes: Need to be referred. (704)523-4333

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina: food assistance by county

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

The Bulb: Offering fresh food boxes to prioritized families with children. For assessment and guidelines call (980)224-3972 or email

Christ Resurrection Church: Seniors can reserve a meal4527 Freedom Dr, call (704)398-3244 (not confirmed)


  1. Cuzzos: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tue to Fri. Child aged 12 or younger must be present.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. St. Luke Missionary Baptist(Food Pantry third Thur 10-12/Community Lunch Sat 12-1pm), and Sacred Souls Community Church, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Mon to Fri. Child must be present. (not confirmed)

  5. 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


Matthews Help Center: Food pantry Mon-Thur 10am-1pm.(704) 847 8383 for appointment

Common Heart: Must live in Union county resident. Mobile pantry.

Food for Families: Must live in Indian Trail.

Operation Reach Out: Monroe and Union counties. Referral needed.

Pineville Neighbor’s Place: Pineville 28134 only. Pantry, grab and go lunches. (704) 972 8722 Servant’s Heart: Mint Hill pantry. Call (704)680-6533 ext 4. Will need this paperwork


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

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

Immigrant Eligibility:Details 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)


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


AT&T:will not disconnect services due to inability to pay for 60 days beginning March 13, 2020

Duke Energy: temporarily suspending disconnections effective March 21, 2020

Spectrum: offering free broadband and WiFi internet access to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. To enroll your household call 1-855-243-8892

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


Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte: Focus on critical home repairs in Mecklenburg apply onlineor call (980) 236 0979

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 community resources


Truist (BB&T/SunTrust)


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