Local Food Pantries Need Help Right Now


The Food Waste and Recovery Program, of the recently formed Carteret Food and Health Council (CFHC), has launched an initiative to help with food shortages in Carteret County resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Daryl Walker, manager of Ayreshire Croft Farm and member of the Food Waste and Recovery Program, said, “Our initial concern was for school children who have no meals from schools during spring break following Easter.”

These meals were prepared at six designated schools for pick up or delivered via school buses and will be restarted on April 20.


However, food pantries are already short of supplies and funds due to the COVID-19 impact. In order to assist the local pantries in meeting this challenge, the CFHC is requesting the community to immediately donate boxed or canned food or cash to a food pantry listed below. Farmers are also being asked to donate any excess produce to the pantries and should call before making a delivery.

Local Pantries

Storehouse Pantry

  • 3114 Bridges Street, Morehead City
  • (443) 956-4633
  • Open Monday-Friday, 11 am – 3 pm, and weekends by appt.
  • Send checks to Storehouse Pantry, c/o Miss Delicia, P.O. Box 1793, Morehead City, 28557

Martha’s Mission

  • 901 Bay Street, Morehead City
  • (252) 728-1717
  • Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 am – 3 pm
  • Send checks to Martha’s Mission c/o Ginger Wade, 901 Bay St, Morehead City 28557

ACTS Food Pantry

  • 450 Hwy 70, Bettie
  • (252)-728-1414
  • Open Thursday 11 am -1 pm

For more information or questions, please contact: Daryl Walker at [email protected] or 252-728-4515, or Rebecca Drohan at [email protected] or 919-961-3299.