The Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry is dependent on your generous donations. Your gift will go right to work helping to reduce food insecurity in Chowan County. In fiscal year 2021, we helped create a safety net for more than 900 food insecure individuals.

By combining your gift with gifts from others, your donation will be used where it can do the most good. You can donate four different ways:

  • Donate food
  • Sponsor a food drive
  • Coordinate a fundraiser
  • Make a monetary donation

Donating Food - We accept all non-perishable, sealed, unexpired food items. For the safety of our volunteers, we prefer non-glass containers. The most needed items are: cereal, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, hamburger helper, mac n cheese, jello and canned meat (tuna, beef stew, chili with meat), fruit, soup, vegetables, and pasta sauce. If you are a farmer, gardener, or poulterer and would like to donate fresh items, please call our office at 252-482-2504. We also accept unopened personal care products (e.g., shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) and ask that they be kept separate from food items. Food and personal care donations can be dropped off Monday or Thursday mornings between 9 and 11am. 

Sponsoring a Food Drive - is a great way to raise awareness about food insecurity in our community and encourage friends and family to help. Individuals, schools, community organizations, and businesses can all sponsor food drives. Contact Amanda Howell, Community Awareness Coordinator, at 252-258-9521 or for ideas on how to get started. Donations coming from food drives should be scheduled with our office by calling 252-482-2504.

Sponsoring a Fundraiser - is easier than you think and is an effective way to take on food insecurity with your friends and family. Because we can purchase food for much lower prices than what you would pay at the grocery store and because sorting and inspecting donating food items takes time and resources, sponsoring a fundraising event returns more food items, with less labor, than a traditional food drive. Whether you're thinking about a birthday fundraiser using Facebook, an art auction, gaming marathon, or some other kind of event, contact Amanda Howell Community Awareness Coordinator at 252-258-9521 or for ideas on how to get started.

Making a Monetary Donation - provides us with maximum flexibility in that these monies can be used for anything the Food Pantry needs. Donations can be made in honor of a significant event like a birthday or anniversary, or in someone's memory. They can also be designated for "best use" or for our children's feeding programs. Monetary donations can be made in three ways: 

By mailing a check to:

Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry

P.O. Box 643

Edenton, NC 27932

By using your credit card on our Facebook page:

By using your credit card here:

Please click here. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed. After you click the "SEND" button, you will be taken to a secure payment page. Complete your donation by entering your credit card information. Please be patient and do not push the SEND button twice. Sometimes the system is slow to respond.

Qualified as a nonprofit charitable organization under Section 501 (c) (iii) of the Internal Revenue Code, all gifts are tax deductible. A tax receipt is available, upon request, for all food/personal product donations. Tax receipts are automatically provided for all monetary donations.