Alexander, NC
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 94 food pantries in the Alexander area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Alexander , NC 28701

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Services:
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Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Alexander , NC.

Area Served:
Alexander , NC



Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
-- George Champman




Manna Food Distribution, Leicester Community Center

5 Miles Away

2979 New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748
(828) 774-3000

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Services:
Provides Manna bread and produce along with produce donated by a local farm Third Thursday of the month, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hours:
Third Thursday of the month, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Eligibility:
For the Leicester Community, but not required. No one will be turned away. No questions asked.

Documents To Bring:
Walk-In



A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him.
-- Harry Mathews




Neighbors in Need

7 Miles Away

165 South Main Street
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-3622

Services:
Serving people who are in crisis and in need of utility, food, and prescription assistance for non-controlled substances.
Open Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hours:
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Madison County Resident; Family must be at or below poverty level; Shut-off notice required; Food Pantry available once every 4 months; Limited financial assistance available on an annual basis; Money only distributed to service provider.

Documents To Bring:
Must apply in person at church on Tuesday during hours of operation; Screening by office volunteer



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-- Anthony Robbins




Emergency Assistance, Beacon of Hope Services

7 Miles Away

120 Calvary Drive
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-3470

Services:
Provide emergency assistance with food, clothing, furniture, medical bills, prescriptions, oil, and utilities as funding allows Out of utility and heating resources until further notice Food Pantry Open Monday Food Stamp applications available on site during food pantry hours.

Hours:
Food: Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;
Clothing and Furniture: Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.;
Oil, Utilities, and Other bills: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility:
Madison County residents

Documents To Bring:
In person if possible; Complete application;
Call for Utility Assistance 828-649-0403



Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
-- Henry Fielding




Sharing Heart Food Pantry, Hearts with Hands

11 Miles Away

951 Sand Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 667-1912

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Services:
By appointment only Must call on Monday or Tuesday to schedule appointment for Wednesday - Thursday Pantry is open Wednesday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m Family Food Boxes for the average family of four Non-perishable food items only Personal hygiene, baby items, and cleaning products when available.

Hours:
Wednesday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Need to have Photo ID, DOB and SSN numbers of everyone in the household, and proof of income; Can only get help with food 2 times in a 12 month period

Documents To Bring:
Must first call on Monday or Tuesday for an appointment. May call for appointment other days but appointment is not guaranteed.



I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.
-- Charles Fletcher Lummis




Rock Church of Tarboro

11 Miles Away

Highway 64E
Asheville, NC
(252) 823-0345

Services:
Serving as an emergency food pantry for those in Edgecombe Counties.

Hours:
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Documents To Bring:
Call for more information.



In order to truly master the comfort zone, you have to learn to love it.
-- Peter McWilliams




Riverside Baptist Food Pantry

11 Miles Away

871 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 252-5634

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Services:
Open Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m Provides non-perishable food items to those in need; Food items supplied by MANNA Foodbank and the church.

Hours:
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Buncombe County resident

Documents To Bring:
Phone call for days of operation; Walk-in



Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.
-- Finley Peter Dunne




Oakley Baptist Church

11 Miles Away

70 Fairview Avenue
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274-3221

Services:
Wednesday, 12:15 p.m.; Clothing closet and food pantry open until resources are exhausted Sometimes has produce Serves Thanksgiving meal.

Hours:
Wednesday, 12:15 p.m.; Pantry open till resources are exhausted;
Call for details for Thanksgiving meal.

Eligibility:
No restrictions; Individuals and families welcome to come once a week

Documents To Bring:
Walk-in on Wednesday; Short intake application; No documentation or income verification necessary; Call Larry Dotson is there is a need outside of food pantry hours.



What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.
-- Napoleon Hill




North Buncombe Samaritan Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)

11 Miles Away

403 Weaverville Highway
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 259-5303

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Services:
Emergency assistance services for persons who reside in North Buncombe County (New Stock Road exit to Madison County line in Weaverville; All of Barnardsville; Alexander - north side of river). Provides emergency assistance for food, pet food, clothing, and household items. Assists with fuel for heating when income and resources are insufficient to meet the basic necessities of life. Emergency assistance for utilities and rent will only be provided if a disconnection of that utility would cause a life threatening situation, or they are facing imminent eviction, and all other resources have been exhausted.
Food Pantry Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Income level requirements; Reside in North Buncombe County (New Stock Rd Exit to Madison County line in Weaverville; All of Barnardsville; Alexander-north side of river); Assists with utilities and rent only if the situation is an emergency and all other resources have been exhausted

Documents To Bring:
Apply in person; Picture ID, income verification, and Social Security Card required; Shut-off/Eviction Notice required if applicable; Food Pantry: Social Security Card and Picture ID (If first time for food, will not be turned away without ID)



Compassion is no substitute for justice.
-- Rush Limbaugh




Main Crisis Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)

11 Miles Away

24 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 259-5300

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Services:
Provides emergency assistance for food, pet food, clothing, and household items. Assists with fuel for heating when income and resources are insufficient to meet the basic necessities of life. Emergency assistance for utilities and rent will only be provided if a disconnection of that utility would cause a life threatening situation, or they are facing imminent eviction, and all other resources have been exhausted.
Food Pantry Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility:
Determined by income and need; Below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline; Must be resident of the home responsible for heat; For utility and rent assistance, must be faced with a life threatening situation and have exhausted all other resources.

Documents To Bring:
Apply in person; Picture ID, income verification, and Social Security Card required; Shut-off/Eviction Notice required if applicable; Food Pantry: Social Security Card and Picture ID (If first time for food, will not be turned away without ID);Individuals residing in North, South and West Buncombe maybe referred to the local branch offices



If you forget you have to struggle for improvement you go backward.
-- Geoffrey Hickson




Lunch at the Crossroads, First Baptist Church of Asheville

11 Miles Away

5 Oak Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-4781

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Services:
Provides lunch people in the community who are homeless. Also available are a food pantry, clothing closet, and personal hygiene products. Additional activities include bible study and a movie. Lunch at the Crossroads is held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m.

Hours:
Second and fourth Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Homeless

Documents To Bring:
Walk in



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-- Herbert Bayard Swope