*** UPDATE ***

NC FAST in Wake County

Wake County is transitioning all food and nutrition applications to North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST), new technology developed by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). NC FAST is designed to improve the way DHHS and the 100 counties distribute food and nutrition benefits.
Wake Food and Nutrition Services is experiencing a backlog in processing applications and recertifications in the new state system. The staff is working as quickly as possible to catch up, and we apologize for the delay. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • If you are eligible to receive benefits, you will receive backdated benefits.
  • We are working to process your applications and recertifications as quickly as possible, but if it takes longer than expected, you will receive benefits from the day your application or recertification was supposed to take effect.
  • If you have submitted an application, you do not need to call unless you need to update your contact information.


Food Resources in Wake County Assisting with NC FAST clients

Looking for a listing of resources or locations that you can use to supplement or replace your food needs while waiting for your benefits to be reestablished?

We have provided a list of locations throughout Wake County that can help you:

Location ​Phone Number ​Address
Apex Food Pantry 919-362-0657​ 103 E. Chatham St., Apex, NC 27502
Brooks Avenue Church of Christ​ 919-821-2400 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607
*Catholic Parish Outreach​ 919-873-0245 2013 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
Chest of Hope Pantry​ ​919-831-1200 ​3309 Cedar Springs Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Dorcas Ministries ​ ​919-469-9861 ​187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511
Fuquay-Varina Pantry​ 919-552-7720 ​216 W. Academy St., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Garner Area Ministries​ ​919-772-9100 ​560 Village Court, Garner, NC 27529
Longview United Methodist Church​ ​919-834-7551 ​2312 Milburnie Road, Raleigh, NC 27610
*Saint Savior's Center​ ​919-833-6400 ​616 Tucker St., Raleigh, NC 27603
Salvation Army​ ​919-834-6733 ​215 S. Person St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen​ ​919-831-2010 ​125 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603
​Tri-Area Ministries ​919-556-7144 ​149 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587
​Urban Ministries Crisis Support 919-832-0820 ​1390 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27603
*Wake Relief​ ​919-833-6400 ​616 Tucker St., Raleigh, NC 27603
​Western Wake Crisis Ministry ​919-362-0657 ​1600 Olive Chapel Road, Suite 408, Apex, NC 27502
​Women's Center ​919-829-3711 ​112 Cox Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605



*Catholic Parish Outreach, *Saint Savior's Center and *Wake Relief require clients to obtain a Food Referral from WCHS. Special eligibility requirements apply for Food Referrals. To obtain a Food Referral for Catholic Parish Outreach, Saint Savior's Center or Wake Relief, please come to our Swinburne facility and see your case manager.

Urban Ministries Crisis Support will only serve 40 families each day. Please call Urban Ministries Crisis Support directly for more information.

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