Beyu Food Project

The Beyu Food Project is a meal delivery program for seniors, food insecure families and those in need of medically tailored nutrition.  

Formerly known as EATNC, this initiative started following the pandemic onset to help support first responders and essential workers.  Understanding the growing need for families to have access to food, this initiative was named Beyu Food Project to provide meals for those without access or financial limitations.



In less than a year, Beyu Food Project has provided nearly 300,000 meals to individuals, primarily in Durham County.

Our partnerships and dedicated team of chefs, drivers, and administrators collectively make up this exciting and much-needed project that nourishes so many in this community.

We're Here to Serve You

If you or someone you know is faced with challenges accessing food for you or your family, we want to help you.  Through our partnership with Durham County, the Beyu Food Project is working to serve those who are experiencing issues around hunger and food insecurity.

See if You Qualify!

The Beyu Food Project is available to qualified Durham County residents.

Families (Agency Enrolled)

To qualify, Durham County residents with households composed of adult(s) and children must:  

Have a minimum of one (1) family member with at least one (1) of the listed medical conditions AND answer “yes” to at least one (1) of the qualifying questions below.

Families must be referred by an agency.  

An agency is a community group or representative that has a relationship with one or more of your family members. 

Examples include a church pastor, a community group representative, social worker, doctor, or a school nurse.

Qualifying Medical Conditions

- Cancer
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic lung disease (COPD), asthma, iInterstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension
- Dementia or other neurological condition
- Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions (heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, hypertension)
- HIV infection 
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
- Liver disease
- Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
- Stroke
- Other debilitating illness

Senior Participants (Self-Enrolled)

To qualify, you must be a Durham County resident age 55 or older, AND answer “yes” to at least one (1)  of the qualifying questions.

Qualifying Questions (Families and Seniors)

Within the past 30 days, have you or others in your household:

1. Worried about whether your food would run out before you were able to buy more?
2. Been unable to purchase more food?
3. Been unable to afford healthy meals?
4. Had to reduce the size or skip meals because there was not enough money for food?
5. Had a hard time finding transportation to get food?

Enrollment does not guarantee approval. Supplies are limited and meals are coordinated on a first come – first serve basis.

 If you have any questions, please contact The Beyu Food Project at or 1.877.420.0444. Thank you.

Beyu Food Project is not accepting new applications at this time.