Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is committed to being a reliable resource for the food insecure in the Wilmington area.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard will be open every Wednesday and Saturday from noon - 3:00 pm with the exception of specific holidays. 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; see FAQ page for holiday closings.

Clients with working appliances may receive frozen and canned food, bread and produce a maximum of three (3) times a month; clients without stoves may receive food once (1) a week.

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.

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!

Click here to see our summary for 2022!

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is on target to serve 44% more clients in 2023 than in 2022, and 76% more clients than we did in 2021! 30% of our current clients are children under the age of 18; 24% are seniors. Want to help? Please volunteer and/or donateSmall yellow heart.

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.

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 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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