COVID-19 Community Resources


*FOOD throughout NC-Parents can text for a list of places that will feed children on free/reduced lunch: FOODNC to 877-877


*DPS Meal Service
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the desire to keep our staff safe and well, and the expansion of other food assistance programs serving North Carolina families, Durham Public Schools will make its last meal distribution on Monday, April 6. Friday, April 3, meal deliveries will go on as scheduled to the more than 67 school and community sites listed on the DPS website. On Monday, DPS will distribute a week’s worth of children’s lunches.

*Delivery-DPS Foundation and nonprofit partners are providing immediate assistance to DPS families who need food support while students are out due to COVID-19. If you have an immediate need for a meal, you can sign up to have a family meal delivered. Meals are limited and families who sign up first will be prioritized. Please sign up now if you want to request a meal! CLICK HERE!

*Ninth Street Bakery, which serves coffee, pastries, and sandwiches for (contact-free) takeout or curbside pickup from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Sunday. They’re also offering free lunch or bread for any service workers who were laid off or are only partially employed as a result of the virus.

*Feeding America Food Pantry search OR Food Food Pantry search

*FYI-Benefits will automatically renew for DSS food benefits if recertification due March or April

*Apply for SNAP, Federal Food Assistance,NC Emergency Benefits

*Sheetz Food-Turkey Sandwich, chips and drink available all day at participating Sheetz locations

*Free Food FREE Meals served daily at RTCA 9am-12pm. You may pick up 3 days worth of meals. Open to ANYONE in the community ages 18 and under! Research Triangle Charter Academy, 2418 Ellis Rd Durham, NC 27703

*Parkwood Methodist Church hosts a Food Bank every Thursday from 4-6pm! 

EXPENSIFY matching SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family. It works like this:

  • Purchase food as normal with your SNAP card
  • Download Expensify on iOS or Android, for free
  • SmartScan the receipt, which will tell us how much you paid and show that it was paid for with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card
  • Submit it to
  • So long as we have funds available, we will reimburse up to $50 per family (one time), the very next day.

NC 2-1-1
A statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to health and human services resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this time period. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at 

COVID-19 Community Resources through Duke

*Guardian resources for Durham Public Schools

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.



Here are the steps for filing for unemployment benefits in North Carolina:

  • Create an account at
  • File a claim for unemployment with your SSN, most recent employment, pay, 2 years of work history, bank account and routing numbers.
  • Complete weekly certifications.
  • Check your claim status online.
  • First payments take approximately 2 weeks.

*Tax deadline for 2019 taxes has been extended to July 15th, 2020

*Addiction Professionals of NC Statewide Resource Guide

*Durham Resource Guide during COVID-19-Through Community Empowerment Fund

*COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities