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Food and Nutrition

For Food and Family Support Assistance

  • Call 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
    • Calling 2-1-1 will route people to resources that can help with food assistance, assistance with paying rent and utilities and information on support for families and basic needs
  • Text COVIDNC to 898211 to sign up for updates
  • How to apply for SNAP
  • How to apply for WIC


COVID-19 Food Access Resources can be found here.


For more information on how to apply for SNAP and what is changes have been made to SNAP and anti-hunger efforts visit PDF iconhere.


Children Nutrition:

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will provide grab and go meals while schools are closed. Lunch (and breakfast for the next day) will be served in participating school’s parking lots. Meals are free for anyone 18-years old and under. 

  • Meals will be distributed Monday-Friday beginning Tuesday, March 17 from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. The district will review the meal distribution plan weekly and communicate each week to media and the community. For more information visit  here.

  • Texting Tool to Access Food for Children

    • Free or reduced price eligible families can text FOODNC to 877-877 to find nearby meal sites

PDF iconSchool Meals & WIC FAQ