Disaster Assistance

Whether the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic or natural disasters, help is available for North Carolinians. Click on on the tabs below to learn more about some of the resources and help available.

Looking to help? Learn more about how you can volunteer or donate.



Visit covid19.nc.gov for information and resources from across state government.

Visit Know Your Zone for hurricane evacuation and other assistance.

Call 2-1-1 or search online for free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within your community.

Additional resources are listed below.

Food Assistance

Find a local pantry.
Text FOODNC to 877-877 to find local sites offering free meals, or use No Kid Hungry North Carolina’s interactive map, which is updated daily.
Los padres que necesitan asistencia alimentaria para sus hijos pueden enviar un mensaje de texto con COMIDA al 877-877 para ubicar los sitios de comida gratis cercanos. Encuentre más información y otras formas de ubicar comidas para niños en NoKidHungryNC.org/covid19.
Student meal information
Corona Community - At-risk individuals can register for food-deliveries and well-check visits

Education Resources

Remote learning tools from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction
UNC-TV At-Home Learning
NC Kids Digital Library
NC Wise Owl

English as Second Language (una idioma segunda) resources from N.C. Department of Public Instruction:

Mental Health & Wellness

National Alliance on Mental Illness
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
Other mental health resources
Baptists on Mission

Farmer Grants

Rural Advancement Foundation International
American Farmland Trust

Legal Resources

Legal Aid of North Carolina Disaster Relief
COVID-19 and Tenant Rights (English and Spanish)
NC Pro Bono Resource Center: Pandemic  and  Disaster

Hurricane & Other Resources

ReBuild NC
NCVOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster)
Diaper Bank locations
Businesses & Nonprofits

Businesses & Nonprofits

REPORT your COVID-19 activities and volunteer hours.

Crisis Cleanup is a disaster work management platform that improves coordination of nonprofits, reduces duplication of efforts, improves efficiency, and improves volunteers' experience.  Demo

Financial Assistance

N.C. Public Assistance reimbursement

U.S. Small Business Association Loans
North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Apply to be a 501(c)(3).  How to apply to be a 501(c) (3) webinar.   Pro-bono law school legal services may help. DukeNCCUCampbellWake Forest
Grant writing webinar.

Food Safety Resources

Ask the Experts: Volunteer Safety Webinar
General Food Safety Information
How to Safely Prepare Meal Boxes
Safety for School Meal Delivery
ServSafe Free Food Safety Courses

Other Resources

Community Care North Carolina
Small Business Adminsitration Guide to the CARES Act
FEMA COVID-19 Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

FEMA Reimbursement Resources

Hurricane Assistance

Hurricane Assistance

Call 2-1-1 or search online for free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within your community.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season starts June 1 pandemic or no pandemic. Prepare now to protect your home before storm season by doing these quick things:

  1. Take pictures of home inventory, important documents (proof of home ownership, insurance) and rabies certificates for pets. Email them to yourself or back them up to the cloud.
  2. Make sure you have all contacts in your mobile phone or available remotely. 
  3. Make sure your insurance is up to date, and consider flood or wind insurance where appropriate. 

Need help with hurricane recovery? Contact NCVOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster)ReBuild NC, or call 211 for more information.

Learn how you can help- volunteer or donate.