Food Pantries

Traditional & Mobile


traditional Pantries

We offer two pantries each week featuring  government commodities through the USDA program known as The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). In  addition we provide fresh produce and baked goods.  Families must be Union County, NC residents and qualify under this government program to receive food. One of these pantries is located in Hemby Bridge at Mill Grove United Methodist Church and the second one is open on Thursday nights.  Union County residents can go to one or the other pantry once per calendar month.  See below for maps of the locations.


There is no need to arrive prior to 6:45 p.m. We employ a raffle to determine the order that you shop. As long as you are there by 7 p.m., you will receive a raffle ticket. When your number is called, you will be able to shop. If you arrive after 7 p.m. you will be given a place after the raffle has finished, in the order that you came. 


You can get more information about this program at the TEFAP HOME PAGE. Call 704-218-9060 for details about Common Cupboard at Mill Grove. You can download a copy of the application here.


PLEASE FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS.  

If we are closed due to weather or holiday, we will announce it on our Facebook Page.  



We are closed on Memorial Day (May), Labor Day (September), Thanksgiving Day (November) and Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year Eve and New Years Day.


Download and print a flyer for these pantries.  Mill Grove (Hemby Bridge)Union UMC (Waxhaw)

Mill Grove UMC, Indian Trail/Hemby Bridge



Union UMC, Waxhaw/Wesley chapel




Mobile Pantries

Thanks to Second Harvest of Metrolina and these church partners we can provide TEFAP food on the road throughout Union County.


Mobile Pantry Schedule for 2018

Phone 704-218-9060

  • Wednesday May 9-2:30-4:00                            Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist, 520 Billy Howey Rd, Waxhaw NC 28173
  • Wednesday June 6-9:30-11:30                        Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 416 West North Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173
  • Thursday June 28-9:30-11:30 am                   Friendship Baptist Church, 501 PE Bazemore Street, Monroe, NC 28110
  • Wednesday August 29-9:30-11:30 am           Friendship Baptist Church, 501 PE Bazemore Street, Monroe, NC 28110
  • Wednesday September 12-9:30-11:30 am    Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 416 West North Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173
  • Friday October 26-9:30-11:30 am                   Friendship Baptist Church, 501 PE Bazemore Street, Monroe, NC 28110
  • Wednesday November 7-9:30-11:30 am        Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 416 West North Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173
  • Friday December 14-9:30-11:30 am               Friendship Baptist Church, 501 PE Bazemore Street, Monroe, NC 28110