Need food assistance?

More than 1,000,000 pounds of food provided through mobile pantry

We’re thrilled that the number of Covid cases continues to drop in Union County, but that doesn’t mean the Covid crisis is over. Hundreds of households continue to have less than normal income and to experience food insecurity. That’s why we are continuing our twice-monthly drive-thru food pantries.
Check out these stats. Since Covid started in March 2020, we’ve distributed more than 1 million pounds of food to Union County families in need.

Need food?

Our last pantries of the year are Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 to 11:30 and Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 160 Meadow Street in Monroe. Anyone needing food can attend. You don’t have to leave your car; our wonderful volunteers will load the groceries for you.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who man the distributions, giving a grocery cart full of food to each family.

Happy to share staples, produce, bread, meat,  desserts and more. And that’s because of donors like you who are bringing product. Here are some of the items that are given – and that we always need.

  • Canned tuna, chicken & sardines
  • Canned soup, chili & stew
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Instant grits & oatmeal
  • Canned pasta
  • Shelf-stable entrees
  • Pasta sauce and dry pasta
  • Canned fruit & vegetables
  • Hamburger helper
  • Instant potatoes
  • Ramen noodles
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Rice

Want to donate food? Bring to the “donations” door (off the back parking lot) between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., avoiding mealtimes of 8 – 9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.


Want to help?

The Community Shelter of Union County has taken enhanced steps to help keep our homeless population healthy. Homeless and food-insecure people are particularly vulnerable to health issues because they are residing and eating in a congregate setting.
We have implemented enhanced cleaning protocols and are working with the Union County Health Department, Emergency Management and Environmental Health to provide additional protections for our clients, volunteers and staff. 



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