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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Statesville NC

Diakonos Inc.
Statesville, NC 28677
Details: Diakonos, Inc. was organized in Burnsville, NC in September 1988. The intention was to provide for the basic needs of homeless and impoverished persons. Gary and Patti West, founders of the organization, agreed that the basic necessities of life including nourishing food, safe shelter, freedom from abuse, and an opportunity to move towards self-reliance. In 1990, the organization moved to Statesville, NC to operate an emergency shelter, a winter shelter and a domestic violence shelter. Over the years, the programs have developed, expanded and changed to incorporate and address the needs of those individuals seeking assistance. The Open Door Clinic was born in 1993 and operated as a free medical/dental clinic until 2007. The Molly McKay Children's Program developed in 1998 and ran until 2008 when it was incorporated into the Boys and Girls Club. The Soup Kitchen came under the auspices of Diakonos in 1992 and today serves three meals per day, seven days per week. Today, a night shelter, emergency shelter/transitional housing, soup kitchen outreach program for the homeless mentally ill, nurse clinic, educational programs, therapeutic opportunities, services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including safe shelter, victim advocacy with in the judicial system, hospital accompaniment, group and individual counseling are the primary services offered. The needs are great and the solutions are often difficult. We continue to work through a variety of avenues to creatively address the multitude of needs and walk with our residents to a more stable, productive place in their lives. Soup kitchen: Our kitchen is open twice daily to all in need. Additionally, we provide a breakfast for everybody in transitional housing and night shelters. The nutritious food provided is vital to the health of homeless children and adults and especially to persons who abuse alcohol and/or drugs who likely would not get adequate nutrition from any other source.
Iredell Christian Ministries
Statesville, NC 28677
Details: Iredell Christian Ministries (ICM) has been helping people in need throughout Iredell County since they opened their doors in 2007. During 2005 and 2006, the downtown churches in Statesville were noticing a steady increase in individuals coming directly to church offices requesting food, clothing and financial assistance for shelter, transportation, utility bills and medications. Churches and agencies in the area could not keep up with the need. Leaders from several churches began working together to develop a way that they could consolidate services and funds to meet the needs. The result was a volunteer-run organization which would work with the families on a one-on-one basis, keep track of their needs and current status and assist with crisis needs as well as long term needs. By drawing volunteers from fifteen church congregations and the community at large, and by developing a relationship with the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW North Carolina and with donated funds along with the assistance of local grocery stores, ICM was born. ICM was originally set up to assist 100 families a month. Today, Iredell Christian Ministries serves close to 800 families per month!
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church Food Closet
Statesville, NC 28677
The Salvation Army Statesville - Emergency Food Pantry
Statesville, NC 28677
Details: If you need food for yourself or your family, The Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry is here to help. We provide emergency food at the Statesville Salvation Army, located at 1361 Caldwell Street. Households in need of food may receive assistance once every 30 days. The amount of food each household receives is based on the number of individuals in the family/household and availability.
Yokefellow Ministry of Statesville - Yokefellow Helping Center and Pantry
Statesville, NC 28677
Details: Each year more than 200 tons of food of all kinds flow through the Yokefellow Helping Center and Pantry and into food boxes for more than 4,000 families. Our food sources include local grocery stores, the Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, area churches and goodhearted folk who bring us donations. Food drives help us in the spring and fall, and we are especially in need of food donations in the summer and winter. While canned food of all types is welcome fresh produce, donations of meat products, canned fruit, and fruit juice are especially treasured. Dry goods such as rice, pintos, mashed potatoes, and pasta can be combined with meat or meat sauces to make food go farther. The food pantry is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for client applications but we are always willing to step in for emergencies.