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For over 30 years, Eagle’s Wing Food Pantry has helped to alleviate hunger in Beaufort County, NC. We are the largest food pantry in the county and provide free nutritional assistance to more than 500 families each month.

“There, but for the grace of God, go I……”

One of the greatest reasons why I have stayed in Beaufort County these past 33 years is the basic factthat the people here are wonderful, generous and caring. Working in the non-profit world has shownme just how much our dear folks here want to take care of each other...

Board of Directors

Every year on July 1st Eagles Wings elects new officers for our Board of Directors.  This year we are proud to announce Mr. Mark Stevens as our new board President.  Mark has been a member of our board since December of 2020, helping to guide us through the COVID...

Cindi Everett

Cindi Everett Story: Cindi has been a volunteer at Eagles Wings since February of 2019. In 2020 she took over our “tastings program”, preparing samples of healthy recipes for our clients to try and learn how to cook. These recipes focus on healthy ingredients...

Daniel Long

Daniel Long started with Eagles Wings in January of this year as an intern from ECU. For 4 months he helped in virtually every aspect of operations here at Eagles Wings, becoming an invaluable asset to the organization. Whether it was unloading a truck, sorting...

Volunteer Spotlight March 2021: Ann Baker

Ann Baker, Front Office Receptionist: Ann is originally from Hertford, NC and moved to Washington in 1968 with her husband, Reggie. She worked in the Beaufort County school system for 27 years. Reggie retired in 2006, and found a home volunteering at Eagle’s Wings....

Volunteer Spotlight February 2021: Ed Ambrose

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Eagles Wings.  Each year the wonderful people of Beaufort County contribute between 15,000 and 16,000 hours, volunteering at Eagles Wings.  Even with the crazy year 2020 was, over 11,500 hours were worked!  Each month we will shine a...

Scouting for Food a Resounding Success

This year's annual Scouting for Food was a resounding success with 3 local Troops participating. Troops 99 and 1847 are sponsored by the United Methodist Church in Washington. Troop 99 collected a total of 1967 lbs. Troop 1847, an all girl scout troop, collected 2358...

Meet Our Volunteers

Did you know that Eagles Wings delivers groceries to up to 80 medically homebound clients a month?  Carol and Rosie (pictured) have been volunteering every Friday at Eagles Wings, for over 10 years, to make boxes for these clients.   They get non-perishable...

Cooking on a Budget?

Here's a handy book full of great ways to cook on a budget.   Just click the link to download: Good and Cheap Below, you'll find the intrduction from the book. Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. In a perfect world, healthy and delicious food would be all...

A new look for Eagles Wings Food Pantry

Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry remains grateful to all the wonderful volunteers who assist the organization’s mission to help alleviate hunger in Beaufort County. Among the food pantry’s volunteers is commercial artist Kaye Lee Brady of Belhaven who is painting the...

Outdoor distribution during

COVID-19

While COVID has changed our food distribution model, Wagle’s Wings has not missed a single pantry day due to the virus.  Our interview process has been abbreviated to ensure minimal contact between persons; all must wear masks; and our dedicated volunteers assist clients with food already packaged into carts and placed in cars.

The Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry wishes to thanks so many generous local businesses that have supported the non-profit organization’s mission “to fight hunger in Beaufort County.” Recently, Eagle’s Wings received a $1,000 contribution from local radio station 98.3 FM The Bridge as the result of the station’s “Three Days of Hope Pledge Drive.”

This contribution will allow Eagle’s Wings to purchase 2.5 tons of food for Beaufort County residents who are “food insecure.”

Pictured is Station General Manager Johnny Jones (R) presenting the check to Ann-Marie Montague, Eagle’s Wings C.E.O and to Henry Capogna, Board President.

More information about Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry Is available at Eagles-Wings.org or at 252-975-1138.

We serve the Aurora and Edward communities

On the 3rd Thursday of each month!

Location:  New Growth Unlimited Ministries

1020 Peedtown Rd, Aurora

Required for First Visit:  

  1.  Photo ID
  2.  You must live in Beaufort County – if your ID does not have a Beaufort County address, you must have a piece of mail with your name and Beaufort County address.
  3.  Food Stamp & Medicaid recipients qualify – bring your card with you.

Distribution Time:   9:30 – 10:30 am

Upcoming Dates:  

April 15th – May  20th – June 17th

Serving Beaufort County Residents

When:  Tuesdays:  9-11 AM – 2-4   PM

(closed on the  5th Tuesday of the month)

Where:    932 W 3rd St, Washington 

Required for First Visit:

  1.  Photo ID
  2. You must live in Beaufort County- if your ID does not have a Beaufort County address, you must have a current piece of mail with your name and Beaufort County address.
  3. Food Stamp & Medicaid recipients qualify – bring your cards with you.

 

 

 

Food Stamp Update:

    Beginning in April 2020, the USDA has made multiple increases in SNAP (Food Stamps) allotments.  Most recently, North Carolina has sent Pandemic- EBT (pandemic food stamps) to the families of school aged children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. In Beaufort County, all public schools participate in the SNAP Community Eligibility Provision. Therefore, with the exception of the Early College High School program, all public school students are receiving P-EBT.  These benefits as well as other SNAP benefit increases due to the pandemic are set to expire in September. Although the additional benefits may end, the funds on your card will be available for 12 months from the date they were added.  So, if you received P-EBT benefits in April 2021, those funds will still be available for you to use until April 2022.  May 2021 benefits will be available until May 2022, and so on.  Therefore, SAVE your extra SNAP benefits!  Let Eagle’s Wings help you to stretch your food dollar.

    Eagle’s Wings has continued to serve the Beaufort County residents throughout the pandemic. We have been the recipient of much food from the Food Bank in Elizabeth City,  personal food donations and food drives,  as well as funds from grants and generous donors. Our clients leave with a shopping cart of food, usually including milk, eggs, produce, bakery and meat.  If you receive regular SNAP benefits or Medicaid, you automatically qualify.  Because we use North Carolina income guidelines to determine eligibility, even if you are working, you may still qualify for our services.  

  We look forward to serving you!

Did you know……

The application process for SNAP benefits has been streamlined, and you can apply and recertify over the phone – you do not need to go into the DSS office. They do have a Spanish translator on staff as well.   Phone: (252) 975-5500.

 

Poner al día de estampillas 

Empezando en abril de 2020, el USDA ha sido muchos aumentos en distribuciones de SNAP (estampillas). Mas recientemente, North Carolina ha enviado Pandémica- EBT (estampillas de pandémica) a las familias con niños de la edad escolar elegibles por comida gratis o de menos precio. En Beaufort County, todas escuelas públicas participen en provisión elegibilidad de comunidad de SNAP. Por lo tanto, con excepción de la Programa del Liceo de Colegio Universitario Temprano, todos estudiantes de las escuelas públicas están recibiendo P-EBT. Esos beneficios, así como otros beneficios creciendo de SNAP debido a la pandémica se terminan en septiembre. Aunque los beneficios extras pueden terminarse, los fondos en su tarjeta serán disponibles por 12 meses del día que fueron añadidos, Así pues, si usted ha recibido sus beneficios PEBT en abril de 2021, esos fondos serán todavía disponibles para usted a usar antes abril de 2022. Beneficios de mayo de 2021 serán disponibles hasta mayo de 2022, etc. ¡Por consiguiente, GUARDA sus beneficios extras de SNAP! Permite a Eagle’s Wings ayudarle a extender su dinero de comida. 

Eagles Wings continuaba a servir los residentes de Beaufort County durante la pandémica. Hemos recibido mucha comida del Depósito de comida en Elizabeth City, donaciones personales de comida y campanas vigorosas de comida, así como fondos de subvenciones y donadores generosos. Nuestros clientes salen con una carreta de comida, usualmente incluso de leche, huevos, productos agrícolas, panadería y carne. Si usted recibe beneficios regulares de SNAP o Medicaid, usted califica automáticamente. Por causa de usar normas de ingresos de North Carolina por determinar elegibilidad, aunque si usted está trabajando, es posible que usted puede calificarse por nuestros servicios. 

Esperamos servirle con placer anticipado.

¿Sabía usted?…


El proceso de aplicación por beneficios de SNAP ha sido perfilado, y usted puede aplicar y recertificar por teléfono – no necesita ir a la oficina de DSS. Tienen un traductor de español también.  Teléfono: (252) 975-5500.

Kathleen C Couch

Client Relations Coordinator
Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry
932 W 3rd St.
Washington, NC 27889
252-975-1138

Questions?

Facebook:  facebook.com/nceagleswings

Email: eagleswingsfoodpantry@gmail.com

Phone: 252-975-1138

Get Involved

+ Years of Service

families served each month

%

All profits towards hunger relief

How You Can Help

Hunger Relief

Whether it is a canned food drive at your business, church, or community organization your donations go directly to feeding the hungry in Beaufort County.

Volunteer

We’ve a number of ways you can volunteer and serve. If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities.
Download Volunteer Application

Donate

Eagles Wings accepts monetary donations through our website and we gladly accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal, and no matter how you donate, Thank You!

Advocate

Eagles Wings partners with local business and community organizations  all of whom advocate for the  elimination of hunger in our County. Please join us.

Our Mission

TO ALLEVIATE HUNGER FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN BEAUFORT COUNTY.

WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED

  • Alleviated hunger for thousands of families across all portions of Beaufort County
  • WIKids program to help supplement the nutritional needs of infants, toddlers, and expectant mothers
  • Client’s Choice Pantry
  • Access to fresh produce and meats
  • Nutritional & Cooking classes for clients

145,000 Meals a Year Makes an Impact

If you are in need of assistance you can contact us here to register and or receive more information.

Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens

Board President

Jesus is first in my life. I exist to serve and glorify him. I love my wife, Vivian.  I believe in the gospel, and I want to share my story and God’s story with everyone.

Becky Furr

Becky Furr

Board Member

A member of St Peter’s Episcopal Church where she is involved with various service and outreach projects.  Becky has worked with Eagles Wings as a volunteer since October 2020 and was appointed a member of the board in May 2021.

Steven Wood

Steven Wood

Board Treasurer

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Mike MacIntire

Mike MacIntire

Board Member

spent the first part of his career in human services in the US – community action, substance abuse, working with physician education and mental health service management..

Henry Copogna

Henry Copogna

Board Member

Henry prefers to spend his retirement years actively assisting area non-profit organizations such as Eagle’s Wings, The Washington Noon Rotary Club, Toys for Tots and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where he and Cathy sing in the choir and serve on the church’s community involvement team.

Greg Hombirg

Greg Hombirg

Vice President

Jerry Snapp

Jerry Snapp

Treasurer

Tim Aland

Tim Aland

Board Member

Dannie Ham

Dannie Ham

Board Member

Rich Richman

Rich Richman

Board Member

Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Board Meber

Mia Williams

Mia Williams

Board Member

Our Staff

Left to Right

Kathleen Couch

Client Relations Services Director

Tyler Richman

Operations Manager

Ann-Marie Montague

Executive Director

Make A Real Change In Someone’s Life

HISTORY:

Eagle’s Wings began in the fall of 1989 following a series of community meetings designed to investigate the need for food assistance in Beaufort County. Three conclusions were reached:

1. Significant need existed due to the large percentage of the community living at or below poverty level.

2. Immediate steps should be taken to alleviate hunger for this population.

3. A cooperative faith-based ministry would be more effective than individual, isolated efforts.

Eagle’s Wings began assisting the population of Beaufort County on December 14, 1989, through the facilities of Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity, NC, with funding provided by Southern Baptist Convention Hunger Funds through First Baptist Church of Chocowinity. Several moves ensued, and the facility is now located at 932 West Third Street in Washington, NC, which we purchased in December 2007.

In 2011, we converted our facility to a “Client’s Choice” warehouse where clients are able to select their own food items, assuring their dignity and reduced operational waste.

During the fall of 2017, we expanded our operations to include a satellite location south of the Pamlico River in an impoverished, landlocked community whose nearest grocery store is 30 minutes away.

Our working Board of Directors, volunteers and staff continue to look for opportunities to expand our services. We are fervent in our efforts to alleviate hunger for our neighbors in Beaufort County.

Projects and Programs

Eagle’s Wings has several programs besides our Tuesday pantry:

Homebound

Homebound Program provides delivered groceries to about 80 clients who are medically not able to come to us for their food assistance.

South Satellite

Eagle’s Wings South Satellite serves over 160 families in the Aurora-Edward-Blounts Creek area with a mobile unit on Thursdays in three different location.

WIKids

WIKids Pantry provides diapers and formulas for clients with children ages from birth to 4 years old.

Eaglets Backpack

Eaglets Backpack Program provides week-end meals to over 145 students who have been identified as living in food insecure households; this program is for the academic year only.

EAGLE’S WINGS CLIENT’S CHOICE PANTRY

Our Clients’ Choice Pantry on Tuesdays has been suspended due to COVID-19; however, we hope to let our Tuesday clients resume shopping in the pantry in the near future.

mobile food pantry

Eagle’s Wings oversees a mobile food pantry held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at two locations: Snowden School in Aurora and Haw Branch Church in Chocowinity.  This pantry is made possible through a grant from Vidant and the work of the Food Bank of the Albemarle.

Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors

Rod Cantrell

Partner with Us

If you would like to partner with us, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you. Thank You.

Eagle's Wings

932 West 3rd Street – PO Box 426
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 975-1138

OPEN FOR CLIENTS:

Eagle’s Wings Washington Location:
Tuesday: 9 AM – 11:00 AM & 2 PM – 4:00 PM
(closed on 5th Tuesdays)

1st Saturday of each month: 9 AM – 11 AM

 

OPEN FOR DONATIONS:

Monday thru Friday 9 AM – 12 Noon or by appointment.

Eagles Wings Satellite Locations

Our hours are 10-12 but clients must arrive prior to 11:30 to be served. New clients are required to have a photo ID and must be residents of Beaufort County.


First Thursday of each month:
Powell Park
17501 Hwy. 33E
Edward, NC

Second Thursday each month:
Mallard Creek Apartments
245 S 5th St.
Aurora, NC

Third Thursday each month:
New Growth Unlimited Ministries
1020 Peedtown Rd.
Aurora, NC

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