COVID-19 Resources

YODurham Textline for Youth

The Office on Youth has created a one-way text line for young people in Durham. The YODurham Text Line is a resource-sharing tool for young people in Durham under 25 years old. Young people can sign up for the text service and receive weekly updates about the resources and opportunities available to them. Texts will be in English and Spanish, and will include a phone number in case help is needed to navigate any of the resources shared. Young people can sign up on our website at Those without web access can text “yodurham” to 919-213-0691.

Durham FEAST Feeding Program

The DPS Foundation, Food Insight Group, and restaurateurs led by Chef Andrea Reusing of The Restaurant at The Durham have organized as Durham FEAST to support this initiative. Durham restaurants buy local ingredients and put their employees to work making healthy and delicious meals for Durham children. Their costs are reimbursed by federal school meals funding through DPS. Families can pick up student meals, produce, and shelf-stable food at community sites throughout the week. Volunteer drivers make contactless deliveries to families unable to visit pick-up sites. Information about pick up sites across Durham:

Other food resources:

Durham Neighbors Free Lunch Initiative: Free meals, Monday-Friday, through Geer Street Garden

End Hunger Durham: Food Pantry directory

Food Assistance: Text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate free meal sites (en espanol, text COMIDA to 877-877)

No Kid Hungry NC: Map of local school sites, community organizations, food assistance programs

Sheetz located at 7520 NC 751, Durham, NC: Kidz Meal Bags; available all day to children and families