There are several ways you can support the Take and Eat Food Pantry. The pantry is an all-volunteer organization, that receives all of its funding from private donations and grant awards.
Financial contributions are always welcome. Checks can be made out to Take and Eat Food Pantry and mailed to 11098 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6009.

Approximately thirty percent of the food we distribute is donated by individuals and supporting organizations. Please see the list below for our most needed items. Donations may be dropped off during Tuesday distribution times, or by appointment.

Please note that we do not accept the following:
  • Expired items or items beyond the' best by' date
  • Dented or bulging cans
  • Opened or soiled packages
  • Home-canned foods

Needed items:
  • Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken, chili, stews)
  • Canned and dry beans
  • Soup
  • Tomatoes (whole, diced, sauce, paste)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice
  • Breakfast foods (Oatmeal, grits, pancake mix and syrup, dry cereal)
  • Canned, low-sodium vegetables
  • Canned fruits
  • Peanut butter and jelly/jam
  • Fresh produce
  • Basic necessities (Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper)