The Dorcas Food Pantry provides free emergency food assistance. Shoppers choose canned goods, frozen meat, fresh produce, and dairy items.  Food is provided by generous community donors and managed by caring volunteers.   

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m by appointment.

How To Apply

Please call 919-469-9861, ext 203  for an appointment and then bring in the following documents:

Drop Off Food

Bring your contribution to the food pantry receiving door, located immediately to right of the Dorcas Thrift Shop. Learn more about our most needed items HERE.

Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Saturday: 9 M – 3 PM
Sunday: Closed

Dorcas Ministries
187 High House Road
Cary, NC 27511


Client Story

“Jerry” came in to the Crisis Ministry last Tuesday to get food. His cupboards were empty, and he had no money for groceries. Three weeks ago, his mother, the woman who had cared for Jerry for the last 54 years, had been placed in a nursing home. Jerry is disabled and can’t care for himself. He has a little part-time job but will never be able to do more than that. A social worker is trying to find a new place for him to live, but that takes time. Until all of that is sorted out—Jerry is hungry and has nothing to eat at home. As the volunteer loaded Jerry down with bags to take home by bus, his eyes filled with tears. “Thank you so much,” he said. “I didn’t know what I was going to do. Thank you all.”