Campus Harvest Food Pantry

The Campus Harvest Food Pantry has changed to a curbside pick-up model to safely serve our students during COVID-19. Durham Tech now offers bags of groceries, frozen family meals, and feminine hygiene products to currently enrolled Durham Tech students for contactless pick up by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays. After completing the Durham Tech Food Assistance Request form, the food pantry staff will contact you to provide the pick-up address and your scheduled time.

Email Jes Dormady for additional information about our curbside grocery pick-up and food assistance at Durham Tech.

More than 500 students benefit from the Campus Harvest Food Pantry at Durham Tech every year, which provides nearly 30,000 pounds of food to students in need.

In 2017, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab surveyed 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 U.S. States and they found the following:

  • 66% of students are food insecure
  • 50% of students are housing insecure
  • 14% of students are homeless

The Campus Harvest Food Pantry published a cookbook with easy-to-prepare, healthy recipes that use ingredients most commonly donated to the pantry for students facing food insecurities.

How to donate to the Food Pantry

  • Make a financial donation through the Durham Tech Foundation. Choose ‘Other’ in the Designation dropdown menu and type ‘Food Pantry.’
  • Email Jes Dormady to arrange a donation drop-off.

Community Food Resources

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Benefits (also known as SNAP or Food Stamps)

Not sure if you are eligible? Complete an assistance form and a Benefits Outreach Coordinator with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC will call you to check eligibility and complete your application over the phone in just 10-15 minutes!

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a food assistance program for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and children up to age five)

No Kid Hungry North Carolina

No Kid Hungry provides information about food resources when people text FOODNC to 877-877.

Durham County Food Resources

Orange County Food Resources

  • The Town of Chapel Hill is maintaining an up-to-date list of food distribution resources.
  • Inter-Faith Council’s Food Pantry provides food bags to residents of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and those who work in Orange County. Call 919-929-6380 to place a food bag order and arrange a pick-up time. Food bags will be brought to your car upon arrival.
  • The Inter-Faith Council continues to serve hot meals daily in a grab-and-go format (lunch daily, dinner Monday-Friday).
  • Orange Congregations in Mission provides food bags to residents of the Orange County school district (including residents without children). Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for drop-in service. Call 919-732-6194, ext. 12.
  • TABLE is delivering bags of non-perishables and fresh food to families with children in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System. If you have students in the CHCCS district and you are not already a TABLE recipient, sign up for their waiting list by calling 919-636-4860.
  • Orange County Seniors Supplemental Food box program distributes a box of non-perishable groceries once a month to qualified Orange County residents who are over 60. To enroll email or call 919-245-4243.
  • Food Not Bombs: Request food or supplies, and they will respond within 48 hours.