LIST: Food, water, supply distribution sites now open

Water, MREs and essentials available at New Hanover PODs

We are working to keep this list up-to-date on the weekend, but people looking to visit a distribution site may want to call the site ahead on Saturday and Sunday.


Three Points of Distribution Sites, better known as PODS, opened Tuesday in New Hanover County. The sites offer Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), water and tarps to residents of New Hanover County (including the beach towns) and the City of Wilmington.

  • North POD location: 5301 Sidbury Road, Castle Hayne, NC   This site was once The Rock Church, but is now being used as College Park Elementary School. 
  • Central POD location: 700 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC  CFCC – Downtown Main Campus –  Between Brunswick and Hanover Street. *This location will also have a walk-up option. 
  • South POD location: 840 Halyburton Memorial Parkway, Wilmington, NC  This site is located in Veteran's Park.

The PODS will operate daily from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Water, mobile ATM service

Bank of America is setting up a mobile ATM, phone charging and water station at 3500 South College Road in Wilmington on Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cases of water will be available for area residents in need as well as a mobile ATM and charging station.

Charging station, relief kits

Mattress Firm in Wilmington is repurposing its store into a charging station Saturday from noon-4 p.m. The store located at 343 South College Road will be equipped with USB charging towers and power cables.

Relief kits containing snacks, water and a portable battery charger will also be distributed to those in need.


The following sites will be Red Cross distribution centers:

  • Maple Hill VFD, 115 Old Maple Hill Rd., Maple Hill
  • American Legion, 16660 Hwy. 17, Hampstead
  • Penderlea VFD, 4005 NC Hwy 11, Penderlea
  • The old Bank of America, 102 E. Fremont St., Burgaw
  • EMS Station, 14388 Hwy 210, Rocky Point

The following drop sites for relief items will be:

  • Lighthouse Church, 98 S. Trade Way, Rocky Point
  • Atkinson, 700 E. Church St., Atkinson
  • Maple Hill, 115 Old Maple Rd., Maple Hill
  • Hampstead Kiwanis Park, 586 Sloop Point Loop Rd., Hampstead
  • style="text-autospace:none;">Shiloh-Columbia Fire Department, 19170 US-421, Willard

For assistance of food, toiletries, and cleaning products, visit:

  • Share the Table, 12395 Hwy. 50, Surf City (call 910-616-8897 for hours)
  • Gateway Baptist Church, 416 W. Bridgers St., Burgaw
  • Lighthouse Church, 98 South Trade Way, Rocky Point.

Monetary donations may also be made to the American Red Cross, Gateway Community Church, Pender Christian Services, Baptist Mem of North Carolina, Lighthouse Church, and Share the Table.

Rocky Point Methodist Church will be giving out food, water, diapers, cleaning supplies and more beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The church is located at 13700 NC 210.


County officials say those in need of meals, bottled water and supplies can stop by the following locations:

  • Elizabethtown Baptist Church, 1800 West Broad St., Elizabethtown, North Carolina, 28337 (11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Spraulding Monroe Cultural Center, 508 MLK Jr. Dr., Bladenboro, North Carolina, 28320 (12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Libson Baptist Church, 4588 Libson Rd., Clarkton, North Carolina, 28433 (Call 910-879-2500 for supplies.)
  • Clarkton Baptist Church, 10233 North College St., Clarkton, North Carolina, 28433 (11 a.m. - noon)
  • Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church Hurricane Florence Relief Center will begin serving the general public, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Several relief items are available for the public.

10/1/18 thru 10/5/18

SOLDIER BAY CHURCH - 3905 Whiteville Rd. Ash, NC; Tues, Wed, Thurs. Fri. 11:00am – 3:00pm

NAVASSA COMMUNITY CENTER - 334 Main St., Navassa, NC 28451; Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am -1:00pm

WAVES OF PRAISE - 9 East Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs; Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, 10:00am -4:00pm

BRUNSWICK BAPTIST CENTER - 1041 Old Ocean HWY., Rd. 17 Business, Bolivia, NC 28422; Wednesday & Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm

ST. JAMES AME ZION CHURCH - St James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Rd., Leland, NC 28451; Wed & Thur. 1:00pm – 5:00pm

THE BRIDGE - 1180 Mt Pisgah Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462; Tues. & Thur. 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Brunswick Family Assistance Shallotte office will take any questions regarding distribution sites at 910-754-4766.


Food and water are available at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday:

  • Bolton Fire Department
  • Brunswick Fire Department
  • Evergreen Fire Department
  • Fair Bluff at the old auto parts store
  • Hallsboro Fire Department
  • Lake Waccamaw at the BB&T in Hills Plaza
  • North Whiteville Fire Department
  • Tabor City Fire Department
  • White Marsh/Welches Creek Fire Department

From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, the following distribution sites will be open:

  • Bolton Fire Department
  • Evergreen Fire Department
  • Fair Bluff at the old auto parts store
  • Hallsboro Fire Department

Looking for food, ice or gas for sale? Here's a list of area locations that are open for business:

Livingston Baptist Church

Hot barbecue plates, ice, baby supplies and more are being given out at Livingston Baptist Church at 4629 Livingston Chapel Road in Delco.

Diapers, baby formula, shovels, rakes and more are available.

Butler Branch Missionary Baptist Church

United Sikhs, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the United Nations, is giving out water, juice, warm meals and toiletries at Butler Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Fair Bluff from 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The church is located at 246 Carver Circle in Fair Bluff.

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