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Providing food for
Wake County Residents in Need

Raleigh's trusted all-volunteer emergency food pantry since 1975. Dedicated to helping Wake County residents in need of nutritional meals.
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We're Open

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every 4th Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clients may come once every 60 days

* Wake Relief will be OPEN on Federal Holidays.

* Wake Relief follows Wake County Schools inclement weather policy.

Wake Relief Closed Days for 2024:

  • Monday, May 27th
  • Monday, Sept 2nd
  • Tuesday, December 24th
  • Wednesday, December 25th

Come Find Us

Saint Savior's Center (Bottom Floor)
616 Tucker Street,
Raleigh, NC 27603

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What is Wake Relief?

Since 1975, Wake Relief has provided food to Wake County residents in emergency situations. Wake Relief DOES NOT CHARGE for the food provided. Local agencies, churches, and other outreach organizations may refer clients or individuals may reach out to us if in need. Wake Relief provides a week's worth of nutritional groceries based on the size of the family.

Want to Learn More?

Explore the sections below to see how we help our community

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Who We Are

We are Wake Relief, an all-volunteer run organization. We do not have a paid administrator. Our funding comes from grants and donations from individuals. With the exception of incidentals and rent, money goes to the purchase of food for our shelves. Additional food is supplemented by Interfaith Food Shuttle and food drives.

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Who Helps Us

Who helps us and runs Wake Relief is our many dedicated volunteers! Volunteers sign up to serve assigned year round monthly shifts. Each shift serves those in need by packing bags of food based on family size, restocking the shelves, and distributing groceries to clients and helping carry groceries to cars, if needed. The day chair assigned to the shift records clients in our database.

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How You Can Help

How you can help is to volunteer, organize a food drive, or make a donation. Contact us by leaving a message for Wake Relief on the phone number listed. Want to organize a food drive? Here is a list of the foods we provide: canned tuna and chicken, canned lunch meat, canned peas, green beans, corn, mixed vegetables, soup, beans, peanut butter, fruit, oil, boxed milk, rice, grits, pasta, canned tomato products, as well as, toilet paper, soap, and detergent pods. (Please no glass containers) Our clients also enjoy receiving personal hygiene products, and various condiments when we have them available through donations.