Due to the current situation, we have made necessary changes to our services and programs to comply with safety and health protocols. At this time, we are preparing for our updated Weekend Meals Program distribution schedule, as well as the likelihood that all meals will need to be made up solely of nonperishable items. Because of this, we are now requesting more nonperishable food donations so that we are prepared to convert all meals to only nonperishable items, if and when it becomes necessary. If you’re interested in donating, please see our needed donations below.

If you’re interested in making a financial donation to help with the purchasing of supplies, please click the button below.


Nonperishable Food (all individually-sized for easy distribution): pop-top cans (i.e. tuna or chicken), Beanee Weenee, potted meat, Vienna sausage, Spam, Treet meat, deviled ham, Chef Boyardee products, pop-top soup, pudding, Jello cups, peanut butter packets, peanuts, Slim Jims, crackers, cereal/breakfast bars, raisins, dried fruit snacks, trail mix, cheese & cracker packs, Pop Tarts. 

Supplies: brown paper lunch bags, napkins, individually-wrapped hand wipe packets, Ziploc bags, grocery bags, serving gloves (latex & powder free), plastic to-go flatware, disinfecting wipes & spray, bottled water.

Curbside Donation Drop-off Instructions

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, we are offering curbside donation drop-off to make it easy for you to donate in-kind materials.

We request that you bring donated items between 2:30 and 4:30 pm due to limited staff capacity. Of course, if you are only able to donate before 2:30 pm, we understand and gratefully accept. For assistance with your in-kind items, simply enter through our gated parking lot immediately to the left before our building. Pull around our center and park in between the two buildings next to our side patio.

Call us at 919-812-5546 and staff or volunteers will come help you unload. 

Your donation to Oak City Cares will help to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in Wake County.

Questions about making a gift or a stock donation? Contact Kathy Johnson, Executive Director, at 984-344-9605, or Kim Glass, Development & Communications Coordinator, at 984-344-9604.

Oak City Cares, Inc. is recognized as a tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) charity by the IRS (EIN: 83-0826329) and your contribution is deductible to the extent allowed by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919.807.2214, or 1.888.830.4989. The license is not an endorsement by the state.

Our Partners

Our Provider Partners

These organizations are part of the ever-growing list of those collaborating to provide medical assistance, behavioral health care, veterans’ services, outreach, employment services, coordination of care and support to Oak City Cares guests.

Salvation Army's Project CATCH
Advance Community Health - Primary Healthcare/Integrated Behavioral Health
Haven House Services - Homeless Youth Services, Street Outreach and Coordinated Entry Support
Interact - Domestic Violence Services and Coordinated Entry Support
Monarch Health - Behavioral Health
Passage Home - Coordinated Entry, Prevention and REACH Program Support for Children
StepUp Ministry - Employment Training Program
The Durham Veterans Administration - Veteran's Services
The Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness
Wake County Human Services - Public Health - Immunizations and Health Testing
Wake Network of Care - Resource Support
WakeMed PATH Team - Street outreach for unsheltered individuals with serious mental illness
Triangle Family Services - Street outreach for unsheltered individuals
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


9am-5pm Monday-Friday
9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday for weekend meals (enter at the side entrance)

1430 South Wilmington Street,  Raleigh, NC 27603

We are accessible via the #21 bus from downtown Raleigh.

Oak City Cares

1430 S. Wilmington St.,
Raleigh, NC 27603

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