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Governor Roy Cooper announced that 2-1-1 is the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.   NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service, operated by United Way of North Carolina, where families and individuals can obtain free and confidential information on health and human service resources within their community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Resources are available in most languages. 

North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19.  Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.  Individuals who have specific needs related to food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, substance abuse treatment, as well as specific resources for older adults and for persons with disabilities, and much more should dial 2-1-1 or TTY 888-892-1162 for assistance.  Due to expected high call volume, those wanting to stay updated on general developments with North Carolina’s response to the coronavirus crisis should sign up for 211’s text alerts by texting COVIDNC to 898211.

NC 2-1-1 cannot provide direct medical services, and COVID-19 can only be diagnosed by a health care professional.  If you suspect you or someone you care for may have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus, you should contact your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, you can call your local health department or a Federally Qualified Health Clinic for guidance. 

To learn more about NC 2-1-1, visit For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in North Carolina, go to


Feeding Programs in the local area:


  • Halifax County Emergency Feeding Coordinator is Rose Lewis (252-583-1688 ext 2284)

  • ABC2 World Changers Emergency Community Feeding Program

    • ABC2 Community Farm - 362 Williams Scott Road Enfield, NC

    • Saturday 3:00 - 5:00 pm Reserve plates by calling/texting 252-592-1197 (Drive thru/pick up only)


  • Boys & Girls Club of North Central North Carolina (Via Rose Lewis on 4-23-2020)

    • Must be a member of BGCNCNC

    • 116 W. 3rd St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

    • Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:00 pm (Stay in your vehicle and look for signage)

  • Fidelity Baptist Church

    • 627 Summit Rd, Littleton, NC

    • 252-676-9156

    • 4th Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - bag of items from the food bank (must fill out a slip listing # in household,etc)

    • Every Wednesday 1:00 pm - items from Food Lion.  Items vary depending on what is received.  Sometimes it is fresh produce, sandwiches, meat, etc.  First come, first served.  Halifax County only.

  • First Christian Church

    • 836 Roanoke Ave.

    • Non-perishable items

    • Call and make an appointment with Nancy (252-537-3407)

    • Office Hours:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday (leave message if necessary

  • Greater Joy North Baptist Church

    • Have some food available to seniors.  Call Audrey Williams at 252-578-3657

  • Halifax County Senior Nutrition Services

    • Serves meals to eligible older adults, 60 years or older, within city limits of Roanoke Rapids or Enfield

    • Serves older adults residing in the rural areas of Halifax County with frozen meals

    • For more information call 252-583-1688 ext. 2284

  • Halifax County Sheriff's Office

    • They have a food bank provided by local churches

    • Preference to Halifax County, but will serve anyone in need

    • Call 252-583-8201 and ask to speak to Chief Deputy Scott Hall or Lieutenant Randy Keeton

    • Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    • Will deliver if no transportation available

  • Hobgood Citizens Group

    • Food distributions 1st Friday of month at 1 pm

    • Provide canned goods and sometimes produce and meat

    • Must complete application

    • 401 Beech St. Hobgood, NC

    • 252-813-3126

  • John 3:16 Center

    • They provide food boxes with 3 days worth of emergency food

    • By appointment only Monday - Friday 10 am -4 pm

    • Service:  Halifax, Warren, & Northampton Counties

    • Willing to deliver if no transportation

    • If children are in the home, they are provided snack packs and activities

    • 407 East End Ave. Littleton, NC

    • 252-586-1800

  • The Rewritten Story Foundation

    • Contact Tammy Colston 252-532-9187

    • Providing meals to students of RRGSD on Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri

    • Delivering food bags to senior shut-ins in Garysburg, Enfield, Littleton, Weldon, Roanoke Rapids, and Gaston area)

    • Will also grocery shop for seniors.  Leave list and money on the porch.

  • Roanoke Rapids Graded School District

    • Wednesdays only 10 am - 2 pm

    • Drive-thru pickup for ages 18 and under from the following schools:  Belmont, Manning, Clara Hearne Pre-K, Chaloner

  • Weldon City Schools

    • Monday-Wednesday drive-thru pick up at Weldon Elementary Global Academy, Weldon STEM High School, Farm Bureau, and Weldon House Development

    • Registration for meal pickups is on the district web page, Facebook, Twitter, and email

    • Questions call Ms. Kerre Powell at 536-4136, Cheryl Garner at 536-4054 or Jennifer Posey at 252-536-3041

  • Halifax County Schools

    • Mondays and Wednesdays

  • Sheetz:  Kidz Meal Bagz is a program providing free meals to help children and families in need as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.  Meals will be available all day and will include a turkey sandwich, chips, and a drink.  Go to a Sheetz location  and ask an employee at the register for a meal.  One bag per child while supplies last.

  • Text for Food:  Gov. Roy Cooper announced that parents who need food help can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites.  This is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877 and will allow parents to enter their address, then receive a text with location and serving times for nearby pick-up free meal sites.  The sites are set up for children ages 18 and younger.

  • Union Mission of Roanoke Rapids

    • 1310 Roanoke Ave, Roanoke Rapids, NC  27870

    • Daily food bag 4:00-5:00 pm (pick up at door)

    • On Saturday whole pizzas are provided while supplies last.  These are donated by Little Caesars

    • All other days are one bag of bread & pastries and one bag of deli meat, chicken, & side per individual/family

  • The Way of Cross Outreach

    • Food box provided every 3rd Saturday

    • Halifax County residents only

    • Must complete application

    • 64 Craigmont Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC  27870

    • 252-535-1276

Child Care


Essential workers can now apply for emergency child care subsidy by submitting the COVID-19 Parent Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care to their child care provider.  For more information about local options for children from infants through age 12, call the hotline at 1-888-600-1685



NC Unemployment Insurance Program:  After filing a claim, it will take about 14 days to receive first payment.  The additional $600 in federal benefits will be for weeks ending April 4- July 31, 2020.  Customer service is experiencing high call volume.  The fast and most efficient way to file a claim in online.  Create an account, file a claim and get the latest information here:


State/Federal Benefits

  • Health Insurance:  Visit  It will tell you if you can enroll in a private plan or if you qualify for assistance
  • The following websites can be utilized to submit online Food and Nutrition and Medicaid applications:
    • Customers may fax completed applications or other information regarding Food and Nutrition Services and Medicaid to 252-459-1373


  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina has started a new program called @ Home (daily videos on Facebook or YouTube
  • Cardinal Innovations Healthcare ( :  Emergency & Crisis Line 1-800-939-5911
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline: If you need someone to talk to, the Salvation Army has a hotline set up.  Call 844-458-HOPE (4673) 9 am-9 pm EDT 7 days a week
  • Hope for NC Helpline:
    • People who need help coping and maintaining resilience during the pandemic
    • Available throughout the entire state
    • Help connect people to available mental health care 24/7
    • 855-587-3463 
  • Home for Healers Hotline:
    • For healthcare professionals, first responders, & others health workers
    • NC Psychological Foundations is providing support 24/7
    • A licensed mental health provider will follow up with you
    • 919-226-2002