Beach Food Pantry
The mission of the Beach Food Pantry, a benevolent non-profit organization, is to provide direct nutritional assistance to Dare County residents in a temporary crisis or emergency situation. We pledge to serve the needy persons in our community to help fight hunger.
The BFP’s primary mission is to help fight hunger and poverty of residents of Dare County by providing temporary assistance of food and personal items, and to establish such other services as to alleviate hunger and poverty.
Along with donations from community food drives, religious organizations, businesses, and individual citizens, we purchase a large amount of food and other items from the Food Bank of the Albemarle, Food Lion, and Dollar Tree. Once a month, we are supplemented with product from the State Nutritional Aid Program (SNAP). Additionally, we receive meat, produce, baked goods, and other items a minimal per pound cost from the Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Food Lions and the Kitty Hawk Walmart.
The people and families that we serve are given a minimum two-week supply of food based on family size. We provide temporary assistance up to four times a year, with a minimum of 30 days required between visits. Referrals need to be obtained from the Dare County Department of Social Services (DSS) or Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO).