COVID-19 Community Resources

Restaurants 
The Loyalist Markets (Restaurants) – Free Student Lunch Programs – 11 am to 1 pm
Loyalist Market
Good Year House
True Craft Pizza
Noble Smoke
Nothing But Noodles
Common Market South End
Charlotte Country Club – Food for adults only. Contact Dr. Fahnie Shaw at 980-207-8089 for supports
Houses of Worship 
United Methodist Church Food Distribution Sites- Grab and Go Distribution Sites
Provide food from 11 am – 1 pm
Simpson Gilespie UMC
North Davidson UMC
Nations Ford Church
The Exchange Church
Urban Promise Churches – East, West, and South Locations
Here are some City of Charlotte Civic Leaders Service Task Force Information:
NOBLE FOOD & PURSUITS MEAL EFFORT
Noble Food & Pursuits, the restaurant group behind Rooster’s Wood-Fired Grill, Noble Smoke, Bossy Beulah’s, Copain and The King’s Kitchen, has shifted its focus from “food” to “pursuits” in an increased effort to feed the underserved and homeless in Charlotte amid COVID-19. Donate at http://cltdc.org/.
 
SOUTH MECKLENBURG HIGH SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE
Drop donations off from 8 a.m. to noon. Pick up for pre-made meal bags is from noon to 2 p.m.
Location is Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church at 8801 Park Road, Charlotte.
FRIENDSHIP TRAYS
Friendship Trays Meals on Wheels of Charlotte-Mecklenburg is accepting donations of nonperishable food items at its Distribution Street office, as it refocuses deliveries during the pandemic on its most vulnerable recipients. This organization supports the elderly. Call 704-333-9229 for more details
VOLUNTEERS MAKING CDC-COMPLIANT MASKS
Anyone who’d like to join the group or who has supplies to give can email Nardone at kristensnardone@gmail.com.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF METROLINA
The Food Bank on Spratt Street in Charlotte is working with its more than 800 partner agencies in 24 counties, including local school systems, to assess how it can best be of service.
Donate money at SecondHarvestMetrolina.org/coronavirus.
Volunteers also are needed. Register on the volunteer sign-up page at SecondHarvestMetrolina.org.
LOAVES & FISHES
Loaves & Fishes has an immediate need for volunteers to pack emergency food boxes at its Charlotte warehouse, located in Fordham Park at 648 Griffith Road. Various 2-hour volunteer shifts have been added throughout the day.
Register to volunteer at LoavesandFishes.volunteermatrix.com.
Loaves & Fishes also needs donated canned fruit — no sugar added or in juice — as well as canned tuna and canned chicken.
Food donations can be dropped off at the warehouse 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays and at Loves & Fishes food pantries throughout Mecklenburg County. See the list of location at:   https://loavesandfishes.org/food-pantries/.
Monetary donations also are welcome on the Loaves & Fishes website or by texting HUNGERACTION to 44321.
CHRIST COMMUNITY FRIDAY FOOD COLLECTION
Christ Community Church, 16301 Old Statesville Road, Charlotte, will collect food donations for Caterpillar Ministries and Charlotte Rescue Mission 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday.
Both ministries need individual packets of both oatmeal and grits; peanut butter; jelly; boxed macaroni and cheese; canned chicken or tuna; dry milk; rice; cereal; sugar; spaghetti sauce, pasta; canned ravioli; bagged beans.
Drop off any of the items at Christ Community Church, and staff will distribute the food to the two ministry partners, Michael Byrd, pastor of assimilation and local outreach.
LEARNING HELP CENTERS OF CHARLOTTE
Learning Help Centers of Charlotte welcomes volunteers to prepare meals at its catering partner facility and/or deliver meals to children who are home-bound.
Individuals, families and corporations are needed to donate food items to the families the organization serves in the South Boulevard corridor.
LHCC also encourages residents to contact the organization if they know of children in low-income apartment communities who are unable to pick up meals at South Boulevard area feeding centers. Email at info@lhcclt.org.
CHARLOTTE RESCUE MISSION
Instead of customers dining at the mission’s Community Matters Cafe, they are encouraged to order a meal for take out or to purchase a gift card.
Instead of completely isolating mission residents from the community, the mission encourages the community to mail notes of hope and encouragement. Mail the notes to Charlotte Rescue Mission, PO Box 33000, Charlotte, NC 28233-3000.
For more ways to help the mission during the pandemic, visit its How to Help during COVID-19 page at https://charlotterescuemission.org.
FEED NC
Feed NC, formerly known as the Mooresville Soup Kitchen, welcomes volunteers to deliver meals to people who are home-bound.
Individuals, families and offices also are needed to donate specific toiletries for Blessing Bags given to FeedNC guests.
FeedNC also encourages residents to contact the organization if they know of people who are home-bound, isolated and in poverty who could use the free meal service.
Details: 704-660-9010; FeedNC.org.
BAGS OF HOPE
The Lake Norman location of the non-profit welcomes volunteers and donations as it distributes food at new drop-off spots, such as churches, for the families it serves.
To volunteer or donate, email BagsofHopeLKN@gmail.com.