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First Fruit Ministries is committed to improving the lives of people facing homelessness, human trafficking, and food insecurity in Wilmington, NC. First Fruit Ministries has a lot of opportunities for you to get involved, from volunteering in the food pantry, to mentoring, or creating a fun and meaningful experience for your group!

All volunteers must sign up HERE

Volunteer Opportunities

Food Pantry

First Fruits Ministry Food Pantry serves food-insecure neighbors in Wilmington by providing fresh food boxes 3 days per week. Volunteers assist with stocking shelves, sorting food items, check-in, assisting clients in building their boxes, and clean-up. This volunteer activity is suitable for children ages 10 and older with an accompanying adult.

Mondays, 9am-12:30pm

Wednesdays, 8am-1:30pm

Saturdays, 8:40am-12:30pm

Outreach Center

Our Day Shelter provides homeless neighbors with showers, a laundromat, hot meals, clothes and toiletries, and assistance with finding shelter. Volunteers serve as mentors, serve meals, wash and dry laundry, and distribute supplies.

Tuesdays, 9am-3pm (women's day shelter)

Thursdays, 9am-3pm

Group Service Projects

Group service projects include landscaping, painting, organizing the food pantry, and sorting donations. The typical group size is 5-10 people usually, with fifteen people max.

*Usually scheduled on Saturdays from 9am-1pm


Please wear closed toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Family Friendly

Children ages 10 and up are welcome to volunteer as long as they have parental supervision.

For any questions, please contact them using this FORM

  • 2750 Vance Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412, United States

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