The Campus Harvest Food Pantry offers free bags of non-perishable/shelf-stable groceries, fresh produce, snacks, menstrual products, hygiene products, and diapers/wipes to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.

group of students mark cans with donation dateLocation and Hours

Phillips (Building 3), room 3-110

  • Snacks: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Grocery shopping: Wednesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 6:00 p.m.  

Email for additional information about our grocery pick-up and food assistance at Durham Tech or complete a Food Pantry Request.

The Campus Harvest Food Pantry published a cookbook with easy-to-prepare, healthy recipes that use ingredients most commonly donated to the pantry for students facing food insecurities.

How to donate to the Food Pantry


We appreciate donations of non-perishable/shelf-stable groceries, fresh produce, snacks, menstrual products, hygiene products, and diapers/wipes. They can be dropped off at the Pantry in the Phillips Building (Building 3), Room 3-110. Please be sure items are in good condition and have not expired. 

Most Needed Items:

  • Heat-N-Eat Meals: Noodle cups, mac & cheese cups, microwavable meals
  • Snack Items: Granola bars, pop-tarts, nuts, fruit snacks, any individually packaged snack items
  • Soup: Hearty soups, Progresso or chili 
  • Canned Beans: Pinto, garbanzo, great northern, kidney
  • Canned Fruit: peaches, pineapples, fruit cocktail
  • Juice Boxes or Gatorade 
  • Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, lotion, deodorant 
  • Menstrual Products: Pads, panty liners, tampons 

Community Food Resources

Black Farmer's Market logo with a hand thrust in the air holding tightly to an ear of cornDurham Tech will host the Black Farmers’ Market every other Sunday, rain or shine, in the Main Campus parking lot. The market is open to the public and features locally-grown produce. There will also be cooking demonstrations, family entertainment, music, and food trucks. Join us on our journey to create a strong Black-led food system right in the heart of NC. Beginning in April 2024 on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month.

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Benefits (also known as SNAP or Food Stamps)

Not sure if you are eligible? Complete an assistance form and a Benefits Outreach Coordinator with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC will call you to check eligibility and complete your application over the phone in just 10-15 minutes!

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a food assistance program for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and children up to age five)

No Kid Hungry North Carolina

No Kid Hungry provides information about food resources when people text FOODNC to 877-877.

Durham County Food Resources
Orange County Food Resources
  • For Orange County Campus Students, visit our Hillsborough campus at 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278.
  • The Town of Chapel Hill is maintaining an up-to-date list of food distribution resources.
  • Inter-Faith Council’s Food Pantry provides food bags to residents of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and those who work in Orange County. Call 919-929-6380 to place a food bag order and arrange a pick-up time. Food bags will be brought to your car upon arrival.
  • The Inter-Faith Council continues to serve hot meals daily in a grab-and-go format (lunch daily, dinner Monday-Friday).
  • Orange Congregations in Mission provides food bags to residents of the Orange County school district (including residents without children). Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for drop-in service. Call 919-732-6194, ext. 12.
  • TABLE is delivering bags of non-perishables and fresh food to families with children in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System. If you have students in the CHCCS district and you are not already a TABLE recipient, sign up for their waiting list by calling 919-636-4860.
  • Orange County Seniors Supplemental Food Box program distributes a box of non-perishable groceries once a month to qualified Orange County residents who are over 60. To enroll email or call 919-245-4243.
  • Food Not Bombs: Request food or supplies, and they will respond within 48 hours.

Jessica Zettlemoyer holds a big check for $5,000NC Collegiate Hunger Challange Winner

Congratulations to Jessica Zettlemoyer for winning First-in-Sector in the NC Collegiate Hunger Challenge. Due to her effort and contribution, Durham Tech was awarded $5,000 to go towards the Campus Harvest Food Pantry. Read more about this accomplishment below: