COVID-19 Operating Hours

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is committed to continuing to be a reliable resource for the food insecure in the Wilmington area, while keeping clients and volunteers safe and doing our part to slow the spread of any illness in our community. Until further notice, all clients with cars should remain in their vehicles; a MHC volunteer will come get your information and food will be delivered to your car. Clients without vehicles will check in outside the 315 Red Cross Door; staying at least 6 feet from each other in the line.

Clients with working stoves may receive food a maximum of 3 times a month; clients without stoves may receive food once a week.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard will be open every Wednesday and Saturday from noon - 3:00 pm as volunteers are available. Please call 910-762-2199 to confirm operating hours if weather seems to be an issue or if a holiday falls on or near a Wednesday or Saturday.

Volunteer Needs: We are currently in need of volunteers to help serve clients on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:15 am - 3 pm. Please go to the Volunteer Tab and complete the volunteer form. THANK YOU!

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What We Do...


Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard serves those who are hungry in the Wilmington area through distribution of emergency food. This service is provided by volunteers in partnership with the community, without regard to race or religion and with care to preserve the dignity of the individuals being served.

Once a month, any needy individual or family may come to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard to receive a 3-5 day supply of groceries. People without stoves receive a smaller bag and are served weekly. Those requesting food are asked to self-declare their need.

As an all-volunteer organization, we are grateful for the support of groups and individuals in the community. View our wish list here. Donations of non-perishable food, money, and volunteer time are greatly appreciated. 

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (MHC)
(Emergency Food Pantry) is now listed on SMILE.AMAZON.COM

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. Unless otherwise noted, the only goods and services provided are tangible charitable benefits.

Mother Hubbard's is a partner agency of both United Way of the Cape Fear Area and Food Bank of Central Eastern North Carolina.

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