Wilmington Branch

The Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank serves 4 counties in southeastern North Carolina: Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender.  

Contact Us

Location: 1314 Marstellar Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.251.1465
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Branch Director: Beth Gaglione
Regional Council Chair: Matt Rogers, Ph.D, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Aramark

By The Numbers

People facing hunger, living in the Wilmington Branch service area
Children facing hunger, living in the Wilmington Branch service area
Seniors at or below the poverty level, living in the Wilmington Branch service area
Hours served by volunteers at our Wilmington Branch last year
Meals distributed by our Wilmington Branch last year
Pounds of produce distributed by our Wilmington Branch last year

Wilmington Events & Blog Posts

Grab & Go Meals for Kids during COVID-19 @ Multiple locations & times
Mar 31 – May 15 all-day

With schools out due to COVID-19, there are active locations across our service area providing free grab-and-go meals for children. We will be updating the list as often as needed.

List of Grab & Go Meals for Kids

  • Food will be distributed by volunteers at curbside or other designated area to minimize safety concerns.
  • Social distancing is to be enforced by all.
  • The food will be placed in safe and sanitized food containers.
  • You will not be required to show ID.
  • Children do not have to be present with you to pick up food.

Any organizations interested in filling a need and setting up meal pick up location(s) in our service area can submit a request to serve meals for kids.


More places to find food:

Anyone in our 34-county service area who needs help with food can visit our Food Finder page to look up local members of our partner agency network. (Live outside our service area? Find your local food bank here.)


More ways to give help:

As we shift our inventory to be as nimble as possible to meet the ever-changing need, funds are the resource we need most. They allow us to make purchases in bulk, and tailor our operation as needed in the coming days and weeks.

Also, the Food Bank greatly relies on our volunteers, especially in times of crisis. If you are a healthy adult and want to volunteer, you can self-schedule a shift at foodbankcenc.org/volunteer

Bytes for Bites (month long)
Apr 1 – May 1 all-day

Bytes for Bites Logo

Calling all Technology Companies and Organizations!

Technology companies and organizations across the Food Bank’s 34- county service area are invited to raise meals in a friendly competition to fight hunger for bragging rights, an exclusive volunteer opportunity and a trophy!

Think your company has what it takes to win? Sign up today! Here’s what you need to know:

  • The competition runs from April 1st to May 1st, 2020
  • After registering, you will receive an email with a unique URL to your own “virtual food drive” fundraising page. Share this link with coworkers, teammates, friends, family and even on social media! Every dollar donated provides 5 meals for people facing food insecurity!
  • Want to hold a physical food drive as well? Visit our food and fund drive page for information on drop-off locations and collection boxes. You can also download donation signs and a list of our most-needed items. Every 1.2 pounds of food is equal to 1 meal for a neighbor in need.
  • Food donations must be dropped off at one of our branches by 12:00pm on Friday, May 1st in order to be counted in the competition.
  • Bytes for Bites will have two winners: most meals raised overall, and most meals raised per employee.
  • For more details or questions, please contact Liz Moss, Food & Fund Drive Officer, at emoss@foodbankcenc.org.

Click Here to Register!

The Food Bank’s mission is to nourish people, build solutions, and empower communities. Thank you for believing in our mission, and our vision that no one goes hungry!

2020 Census: Get Counted

The census is not only an opportunity to empower our community — it is also an opportunity to help ensure our friends and neighbors have access to food.

Scheduled Closings

All branch locations will be closed on these holidays:
Thanksgiving – November 28-30, 2019
Christmas – December 24-25, 2019
New Years – January 1, 2020
MLK Day – January 20, 2020
Good Friday – April 10-11, 2020
Memorial Day – May 25, 2020

All branch locations will close at noon on these days (5th Fridays):
January 31, 2020
May 29, 2020