Think Orange COVID-19 Help

Find helpful information on: Community Meals; Food Pantries; Groceries; Financial Assistance.  

Food Assistance  


The Forsyth County Food Resource map contains coalesced information on grocery stores, food pantries, feeding sites, farms, and farmers markets to assist in finding food resources near you. Toggle through different functions of the Forsyth County Food Resource application to find stores offering senior shopping hours, who accepts SNAP/EBT, and what free/discounted services are provided throughout the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community.

Financial Assistance   

Forsyth County Department of Social Services administers federal and state programs that help low-income individual and families buy groceries. This includes the FNS (Food & Nutrition Services), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (Women, Infants & Children) programs.

The amount of benefits received depends on the number of people in your home and your monthly income (after certain deductions are subtracted). Applications are taken Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Department of Social Services, 741 N. Highland Ave., Winston-Salem. Applications can also be made online at If you have questions call (336) 703-3800.

Second Harvest Food Bank also provides FNS/SNAP application assistance. For assistance, please click on this link to acquire contact information.
North Carolina Department of Commerce - Employment Security may have programs to assist you, if your employment has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crisis Control Ministry offers financial assistance to our neighbors in crisis. Crisis Control Ministry assists with rent, mortgage, and utility payments. In order to receive assistance, you should give Crisis Control ministry a call to conduct a phone interview on how they can assist you.