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Pantry With a Purpose

Many women and their families in our area struggle to meet their basic needs for reasons outside of their immediate control, such as job loss or fleeing a home quickly to escape domestic violence.

In response to this need, Women’s Resource Center maintains a free pantry stocked with personal hygiene and household cleaning items. These items cannot be purchased through government assistance benefits, such as SNAP or WIC, but are essential to safety and wellness of those in our community.

Due to the economic downturn associated with the pandemic, we are having a tough time keeping our Pantry fully stocked.  The items in our Pantry cannot be purchased through government assistance benefits, such as SNAP or WIC, but are essential to the safety and wellness of those in our community.

Click here for WRC's AmazonSmile Wishlist

Pantry Item Donations may be dropped off at the WRC, or purchased and then shipped directly to us through our Amazon account.



Also, did you know you can also make a difference all year long!  Shop for your household items and/or gifts using AmazonSmile to generate donations for WRC.  After logging into AmazonSmile, go to the AmazonSmile Charity Lists and designate the Women's Resource Center as your AmazonSmile Charity.

Click here if you prefer to make a monetary donation via PayPal

Be sure to include a note in the comment section that your donation is intended for "Pantry with a Purpose".


Standard Emergency Kits of these products are subject to eligibility, and not available more than once per year, per household. Please call the front desk to arrange your screening.

Welcome Home Kits include additional items beyond those in a Standard Emergency Kit, that are essential for establishing a new-to-you home, such as towels, brooms, mops, trash bin, etc. These are supplemental items intended for women who are moving out of homelessness into stable housing. As such, they are available only with a referral form from a partner agency who can verify the families current housing situation.

Menstrual Hygiene ProductsNo Strings Attached!   Did you know that Women's Resource Center provides menstrual hygiene products free, with no strings attached?!?  Meaning .. no intake form to fill out and no questions asked!  And now it's even easier to get these necessary items - just take what you need straight from our front porch - anytime!  Available 24/7!

If you prefer, tampons/pads/liners are also available on a walk-in, as needed basis to any member of community. Please let the front desk know if you need these items.


Service Providers may contact [email protected] for a copy of the referral form.

As always, we deeply thank you for your support of our mission. You make a difference!


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Free Pantry for Women & Children | Hickory, Catawba County