Food Pantry


JoCo DC Feeds the Community

Dennis Upton, Coordinator

The Why?

When I decided to turn my life around and attend church with my wife, Dorothy, God told me He would make me a better man. And God has done that through food.

I was volunteering at a food distribution and a package of brownies broke open. I decided to go out to the line of people waiting for food and give out the brownies to the kids. I approached one little girl, age 7 and she jumped back when I offered her a brownie. I apologized to the girl’s mom and said I didn’t mean to scare her. The mom said she wasn’t scared but her daughter had never had a brownie before. Well that melted my heart.

What We Do

We offer non-perishable boxes of USDA food to senior citizens (60 and over) with qualifying income in Johnston County on a monthly basis.

We also offer food to other families who are food insecure in Johnston County. We partner with The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

We are open the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10am – 1pm. We distribute food at 1250 S Pollock St, Selma, NC.