About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

SHFBM truck

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHMETROLINA) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. SHFBM has been in existence since 1981.

Who We Are and What We Do

We provide a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. We provide training, technical assistance and hunger education to our partner agencies.

Counties Served

We serve a total of 19 counties - 14 counties in North Carolina including Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly and Union. We serve 5 counties in South Carolina including Cherokee, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York.

To see facts about each county, click county on the map below.

Agencies Served

SHMETROLINA provides food for over 770 partner agencies including soup kitchens like Urban Ministries, emergency pantries like Loaves and Fishes, homeless shelters like Uptown Men’s Shelter and Center of Hope, senior programs, and low-income daycares.

Food Distributed

SHMETROLINA annually distributes over 60 million pounds of food and other household items throughout our 19 county service region. 32 million pounds of our annual distribution is fresh produce, meat and dairy.

The Need

18.3% of our service area population, over 527,000 people, live in poverty including over 188,000 children and over 41,000 seniors. Our emergency pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters continue to report significant increases in requests for assistance over last year.


Where Our Food Comes From

Approximately 75% of the food we distribute is donated, 11% is purchased and 14% of the food comes from government commodities.

How We Distribute Food

We distribute food through our main warehouse in Charlotte and through branches in Hickory (Catawba County), Dallas (Gaston County), and Spartanburg (Spartanburg County).

Our Neighbors In Need Are Counting On You

©2018 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street  •  Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 376-1785 • Fax: (704) 342-1601



Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 56-1352593
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