Food Assistance

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VIDEO: The need for food continues for our Union County neighbors.

The Community Shelter of Union County has a robust food program that serves many of our neighbors across the county.

Dining Hall

Our kitchen and dining hall provides 3 prepared meals a day to anyone experiencing a need, no certification needed. *Note-if you are a meal provider, please see the Kitchen page for the full service times and what time to arrive.*

Drive-thru Pantry

We operate 2 drive-thru pantries a month in the parking lot of the Community Shelter at 160 Meadow Street.  You can come through both pantry dates each month.

Our Pantry Guidelines








2021 Pantry Dates

2022 Pantry Dates

Senior Food Boxes

The Senior Food Box program is a collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. It is an  extra monthly food box aimed at low income, 60-year-old and up individuals. Currently accepting applications for the WAITING LIST.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is a quarterly food distribution for our low income senior neighbors in Marshville, Monroe and Waxhaw. Amazing Grace is currently on hiatus due to Covid.


For information about any of these food services, including how to apply for a senior food box, call (980) 220-9488 or email

Your donations of food would truly be appreciated. Go to to see our most urgent needs.

The Community Shelter of Union County shall not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, including: race, ethnicity, national origin, language, ancestry, religion, sex, familial status, age, gender identity, LGBTQ+ status, marital status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or sensory, mental, or physical disability,

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