The Dorcas Food Pantry provides emergency food assistance for residents of Cary and Morrisville. Approved shoppers select items from our pantry which is set up like a grocery store. Shoppers choose canned goods, frozen and fresh food which is generously provided thanks to donations from the local community.
Open Monday – Friday 9 AM – 3 PM by appointment. Call 919.469.9861, ext. 203 to schedule an appointment for food or financial assistance.
Our Food Pantry is run by generous volunteers who spend their time sorting, organizing, and assisting clients as they shop for their groceries.
Client Story“Jerry” came in to the crisis ministry last Tuesday to get food. His cupboards were empty and he had no money for groceries. Three weeks ago, his mother, the woman who had cared for Jerry for the last 54 years, had been placed in a nursing home. Jerry is disabled and can’t care for himself. He has a little part-time job, but will never be able to do more than that. A social worker is trying to find a new place for him to live, but that takes time. Until all of that is sorted out—Jerry is hungry and has nothing to eat at home. As the volunteer loaded Jerry down with bags to take home by bus, his eyes filled with tears, “Thank you so much. I didn’t know what I was going to do. Thank you all.”
Documents Required for Food Assistance
- Application for Assistance
- Photo ID
- Proof of Residence in Cary or Morrisville (utility bill with your name, lease, etc.)
Would your group or organization like to be a part of our Adopt-A-Shelf program? You can help keep our shelves stocked by sponsoring a shelf in whole or in part.
Interested in coordinating a food drive but don’t know where to start? Please contact Jill by email or call 919-469-9861, ext 201 for further information.
These are items we are in most need of:
- Can Fruit
- Can Pasta Meals
- Flour, Sugar, and Baking Mixes
- Stuffing Mix
- Fresh Potatoes
- Fresh Onions
- Fresh Celery
- Fresh Lettuce
- Fresh Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)
- Laundry Detergent
- Dish Soap
- Bathroom Cleaner
Drop Off Food
Bring your contribution to the drop-off area at the back of the Dorcas Thrift Shop building.
187 High House Road
Cary, NC 27511
Monday-Friday 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 8 AM – 4 PM
Sunday 11 – 2 PM