Our Mission

We exist to provide free groceries to individuals and families in our community who have been affected by a temporary crisis or emergency. We offer hope to the estimated 4,370 people in Dare County who are food insecure - 1,470 of whom are children. And, we offer our commitment - to every Dare County resident - that we will be prepared to do our part should our Outer Banks community ever be affected by a natural event. Learn more and get involved.

Our Impact in 2017

  • Pounds of Food Rescued


  • People Helped


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Annual Appeal Goal


  • Annual Appeal Dollars Raised


News & Notes

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  • Thank you, Theresa! Welcome Robin!

    The Beach Food Pantry extends a heartfelt farewell to Executive Director Theresa Armendarez. Theresa has served as Executive Director of the Pantry for over two years and has made lasting contributions in our fight to end hunger in Dare County. We are saddened by Theresa’s departure and will miss her dearly but are thankful for her leadership and service to our clients, as well as the community. We are excited for Theresa as she enters a new chapter in her life in New England and are certain she will make a difference there, just as she has with her service to the Beach Food Pantry.

    After an extensive search for new leadership, the Pantry is thrilled to announce Robin Christine as our new Executive Director effective April 30, 2018. Robin has significant experience in for profit and nonprofit management and fundraising and, most recently, has been a strategic marketing and business development consultant with a special focus on small businesses and nonprofits. We are certain her skill set and love of serving others will provide a seamless transition in leadership, as well as guide the Pantry into the future.

    Richard T. Bruce
    Board President

    A Fond Farewell

    I am so honored to have had the opportunity to lead this wonderful organization during such an exciting period of change and growth. I am grateful to all who have been supportive of the Pantry and of me personally: board members, volunteers, community partners, local businesses and, of course, our donors. Without you, the Pantry would not be the vibrant, compassionate and service-oriented organization that it is and, together, we would not have been able to accomplish so much in such a short time. Although my move to New England will take me far, I will always cherish and hold close to my heart the relationships I built during my time as executive director. I look forward with excitement and anticipation to seeing the Pantry continue to make impactful strides towards ending hunger in Dare County.

    All my best –
    Theresa Armendarez, Executive Director, Beach Food Pantry

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