FOOD ASSISTANCE IN WATAUGA COUNTY                               UPDATED ON 08-06-17
 
Agencies
 
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT)
Phone: 828-265-8100
Located at: 132 Poplar Grove Connector
 
WATAUGA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
Phone: 828-264-6641
Located at: 126 Poplar Grove Connector
 
THE HUNGER AND HEALTH COALITION
Food box every 14 days
Fresh market (fruits and vegetables) - Once a week
Freshly prepared meals – Once a week
Prescription drug assistance if qualified
Other resources – wood lot, clothing closets, support groups – call for info
Phone: 828-262-1628
Website: hungerandhealthcoalition.com
Located at: 141 Health Center Drive, Boone
 
THE HOSPITALITY HOUSE
Offers three cooked meals per day (call to confirm times)
Meals – 3 meals served each day.
Breakfast 6:30 – 8:30 am           Lunch 11:30 – 1 pm          Dinner 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Boxes of food – Every day, 9 – 11 am and 1 – 4 pm are available to those in the community who qualify for low-income assistance.
Phone: 828-264-1237
Located at: 338 Brookhollow Rd., Boone
 
F.A.R.M. Cafe s a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community kitchen that provides high quality, delicious meals produced from local sources when available, served in a restaurant where everybody eats, regardless of means. With a 90% volunteer staff, anyone can work an hour in the cafe in exchange for a meal.
Hours: 11AM - 2PM Mon - Sat   
Phone:  828-386-1000
Located at: 617 W. King St.   Boone
 
Western Watauga Food Outreach
COMMUNITY MEAL EVERY THURSDAY from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Food bags or boxes are available for anyone in need every 14 days. Bread is available every week, as well as in season produce and eggs when available.
Hours: Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm
Located at: Western Watauga Community Center       1081 Old Hwy 421 South, Sugar Grove
 CHURCHES
 
BLACKBURN CHAPEL - Blackburn House Community Garden
Grows fresh produce during summer and fall for agencies and programs addressing hunger and individuals/families in need, and provides hands-on education on growing food.
BLACKBURN CHAPEL - Friday Dinner and A Movie (call for date / time)
Free meal provided for the Todd community and surrounding areas, with the option to enjoy a free family friendly movie! Just food, fun and community!
Phone: 336-877-3317
Website:  www.theblackburnhouse.com
Location: 3986 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd
 
BLOWING ROCK C.A.R.E.S. provides food to families in need in our community.  One box of food can be picked up each week.
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00pm Mondays
Phone: 828-406-8737
Location: Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church             Main Street  Blowing Rock
 
CASTING BREAD MINISTRIES - FOOD PANTRY AND SOUP KITCHEN
Clients may visit our pantry to pick up a client choice box of food once every 14 days, and are free to visit our soup kitchen twice a week, every week if they wish. Our soup kitchen is open to all.
Hours: Food Pantry 10:30am - 3:00pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Soup Kitchen 11:00 – 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Phone: 828-295-8333
Email: castingbread@gmail.com
Location: Faithbridge United Methodist Church                194 Aho Road   Blowing Rock
 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH CLINIC  in the basement/Christian Outreach Center, side entrance. Canned and boxed food.  People are allowed to walk through and get what they need. No proof of income required, but they recommend client bring an ID.
Hours: 2:00 – 6:00pm every Monday
Phone: 828-264-2441
Email: receptionist@boonefirstbaptist.org
Location: First Baptist Church                                           375 West King St   Boone
 
GREENWAY FOOD PANTRY We are a self choice pantry, guests are able to choose up to 15 items for their family, weekly as needed.
Hours: 10:00am until 2:30 pm Thursdays
Phone: 828-264-7750
Email: greenwayfoodpantry@gmail.com
Location: Greenway Baptist Church Family Life Center     880 Greenway Rd.  Boone
 
HARVEST HOUSE CHURCH offers free food to anyone in need. We distribute food every Sunday directly after our Sunday Morning Worship Celebration. This blessing is not just for people with extreme circumstances; it is for everyone! Our Worship Service is every Sunday at 10:30 am.
Location: Harvest House                                                     247 Boone Heights Drive