Sun Realty works with several local food pantries to collect and distribute unopened, non-perishable food from our guests, to benefit those in need across the Outer Banks. Lower Currituck Food Pantry serves our Northern beaches, from Corolla and Carova to mainland Currituck County. Beach Food Pantry serves our Dare County residents on our main beaches from Duck to Nags Head. Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men Food Bank serves our Southern beaches from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, serving all of Hatteras Island.
Please consider dropping off any unopened, preferably non-perishable, foods including dog and cat food at any of our Sun Realty locations. Basic hygiene products and household goods are also accepted. **THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS**
Lower Currituck Food Pantry
109 Forbes Loop, Grandy, NC
Hours: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00PM, Wednesdays, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
The Lower Currituck Food Pantry (LCFP) began initially in 2008 as the Lower Currituck Food Drop, through the visioning of two area pastors. Several locations for the truck deliveries were visited through Lower Currituck.
LCFP’s first food drops were located at Jarvisburg Elementary School and the Dr. W. T. Griggs Elementary School but soon became established in Grandy, North Carolina. As food drop recipients and volunteers increased, and by the generous support of many area pastors with their respective churches, plus sponsorship by organizations and individuals, the food drop later became established in its current location as the Lower Currituck Food Pantry.
Business and individual sponsorship of the Lower Currituck Food Pantry is the primary manner the pantry can remain open year around to support those in need of food. Please visit their website to learn more on individual, small group or organizational corporate sponsorship opportunities.
To learn more or inquire about current needs visit: www.lowercurrituckfoodpantry.weebly.com.
Other ways to give back: Donate! If you have any questions, feel free to submit questions through the ‘Contact Us’ section on the website or call 252-202-6005.
Beach Food Pantry
4007 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC
Hours: Monday – Friday, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
The Beach Food Pantry (BFP) was organized by a few local religious organizations in 1989. In 1992, the BFP incorporated. In 2004, they became an IRS Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They serve an average of 4,100 Dare County residents annually. In 2014, the BFP was named Outer Banks Non-Profit of the Year by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. They are an affiliate of Feeding America and the Food Bank of the Albemarle; and members of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Center for Non-Profits, and NC Tech 4 Good.
The BFP operates under a set of bylaws with its primary mission to: help fight hunger and poverty of residents of Dare County by providing temporary assistance of food, and to establish other services as to alleviate hunger and poverty.
Along with donations from community food drives, religious organizations, businesses, philanthropic groups, and individual citizens, the BFP purchases a large amount of food and other items from the Food Bank of the Albemarle and Dollar Tree. Once a month, they are supplemented with products from the State Nutritional Aid Program (SNAP).
To learn more or see current needs visit: www.beachfoodpantry.org.
Other ways to give back: Volunteer! Donate! If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-261-2756.
Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men FoodBank
PO Box 1591 Buxton, NC 27920
Hours: By appointment only
The Hatteras Island FoodBank operates under the United Methodist Men Emergency Assistance and Food Pantry program. The FoodBank is in its 37th year of service to fellow Hatteras Islanders who are suffering, in need of food, shelter, medical, or spiritual care.
Over the past 37 years, the United Methodist Men (UMM) FoodBank has served over 100,000 individuals and donated over $1.5 million is goods and services to those in need on Hatteras Island. The UMM provides these services in a sincere, compassionate, and trustworthy manor without stipulation or discrimination. They insure that 100% of all donations are used to help the needy, with its members providing all necessary labor and operating expenses.
The best way to further assist the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men’s FoodBank is through monetary donations. The UMM FoodBank program also accepts basic hygiene products and household goods, along with unopened, preferably non-perishable, foods. Dog and cat food is also accepted.
Other ways to give back: Donate! If you have any questions, please call 732-299-4734.