Food Assistance in Watauga County                               Updated on 5/8/15
 
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
Email: operations@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
Can get 2Xmonth.  Short form to fill out but they will help you if needed.
Phone: 828-264-1237
Located at: 338 Brookhollow Rd., Boone
 
F.A.R.M. Cafe strives to be an all-inclusive cafe, serving people from all walks of life with dignity. 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 on 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Food Boxes offered every 2 weeks
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. (Garden is right behind the church.)
BLACKBURN CHAPEL - Fourth Fridays’ Dinner and A Movie
Free meal provided for the Todd community and surrounding areas, with the option to enjoy a free family friendly movie! No proselytizing, no strings attached. Just food, fun and community!
Phone: 336-877-3317
Website:  www.theblackburnhouse.com
Email: theblackburnhouse@gmail.com
Location: 3986 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd (across from Todd Post Office and River Girl Fishing Co.)
 
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
Located at: 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 per month, but 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
Located at: 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.
Hours: 4:00 – 7:00pm every Monday
Phone: 828-264-2441
Located at: First Baptist Church                 375 West King St   Boone
 
GREEN STREET CATERING
Thursday night community meal. Hot meals are available for pickup and delivery is available upon request from 3:30 until 6 pm.
Phone: Chastity Lesesne at 919-360-4326 
Email: greenstreetcatering@gmail.com
Located at: Alliance Bible Fellowship Church 
1035 NC Hwy 105 By Pass Boone
         
GREENWAY FOOD PANTRY Emergency boxes available from the church office.  Can get 2Xmonth.  Must show ID to prove that you live in one of the counties in their service area..
Hours: Noon 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
The food ministry of Harvest House Church offers free food to anyone in need. We distribute food every Sunday directly after our Sunday Morning Worship Celebration from our food pantry on the upper floor of the building. (For directions to the food pantry, please ask anyone with a Harvest House Church Volunteer lanyard). This blessing is not just for people with extreme circumstances; it is for everyone! So if you could use a little help with groceries this week, we would love to see you. Our Sunday Morning Worship Service is every Sunday at 10:30 am at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue.
Location:  247 Boone Heights Drive (between Goodwill and the Bowling Alley)