Community Food Resources

School Take and Go Meals
  • Lunch and a packed breakfast for the next day will be served at Bethel, Mabel, Green Valley, Valle Crucis, and Watauga High schools from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Extra food will be packed in the Thursday meals for Friday. Bus routes for these sites will continue. ***Meals will be served through the end of June. A decision about whether meals will be served in July will be announced at a later date.
  • Dinner and breakfast for the next day will be served at Hardin Park School and Cove Creek School from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. each of the days school is closed for students (These meals end on 5/29 for Cove Creek School and June 11 for Hardin Park School. Children being served by these sites can still get meals at one of the sites listed above.)
All children under the age of 18 may get free meals at these sites regardless of where they live or attend school in Watauga County.
In addition to the meals that the school system is providing to children, local churches and organizations have implemented pickup sites for boxes of food. These meals are first come, first serve with limited supplies.
Food can be picked up from the following locations:
  • Alliance Bible Fellowship – Food pantry Mondays 3-5 pm. NC residents only. One box per month per family/household.  
  • Blowing Rock CARES – Rumple Memorial Presbyterian: Food boxes from 9 am to noon on Mondays.
  • Boone United Methodist Church: Hot meals to go and food boxes from 5-6:30 pm on Thursdays.
  • Casting Bread – FaithBridge UMC: Drive through food pick-up on Wednesday & Thursdays from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Cornerstone Summit ChurchFood boxes. Thursdays and Fridays, 1-5:00 pm
  • First Presbyterian Church: Food boxes from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm on Fridays.
  • Greenway Baptist Church: Food boxes from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm on Thursdays
  • Health and Hunger Coalition: Curb-side service from 10:00am – 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Fresh produce and other perishables and to go meals once a week. Families can get food boxes twice a month.
  • Hospitality House: Meals served three times a day (6:30-8:30 am, 11:30 am -1:00 pm, 5:30-6:30 pm). Food pantry is open each day from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. May pick up twice a month.
  • Mount Vernon Baptist Church: is offering food boxes through an order and delivery system on Thursdays. Call 828-266-9700 for more details.
  • TheHeart: Food boxes 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Wednesdays.
  • The Rock: Food boxes from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Wednesday and Sundays.
  • Western Watauga Food Outreach: The regular food bag distribution from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Thursdays has moved from the Community Center to Henson’s Chapel UMC. Drive-thru. Weekly food bags available.