Asheville, NC
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 103 food pantries in the Asheville area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Asheville , NC 28801

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Services:
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Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Asheville , NC.

Area Served:
Asheville , NC



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Sharing Heart Food Pantry, Hearts with Hands

3 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.



How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
-- Spanish Proverb




Rock Church of Tarboro

3 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.



The sharp employ the sharp.
-- Douglas William Jerrold




Riverside Baptist Food Pantry

3 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



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-- George M. Adams




Oakley Baptist Church

3 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.



The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
-- Ivy Baker




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

3 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)



We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
-- Alexander Comfort




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

3 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



A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.
-- Charles Schwab




Lunch at the Crossroads, First Baptist Church of Asheville

3 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



A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.
-- Pilgrims




Loving Food Resources

3 Miles Away

123 Kenilworth Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 255-9282

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Services:
Provides food and personnel care items to persons living with HIV/AIDS or receiving home hospice care in WNC.
Food Pantry Open Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hours:
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Food Pantry Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.;
Food distribution: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Persons living with HIV/AIDS or receiving home hospice care

Documents To Bring:
Must be referred from another agency or doctor or CarePartners



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Johnston Elementary Outreach, Children First/CIS of Buncombe County

3 Miles Away

230 Johnston Boulevard
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 768-3012

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Services:
Outreach located at Johnston Elementary School serving families of students attending Johnston Elementary. Services provided include a food pantry; assistance with utility bills or rent; clothing provision and case management; leadership development through participation on the Advisory Council; MotherRead and Love & Logic parenting skills classes.
Open Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Family of student attending Johnston Elementary School

Documents To Bring:
Phone call; Apply in person



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Food Pantry, Victory Fellowship Worship Center

3 Miles Away

450 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 243-3088

Services:
Food boxes available on a walk-in basis on Fridays at the church between 12:00 - 2:00 p.m Church-based food pantry affiliated with MANNA FoodBank Call Sonia Burleson for an emergency food need on another day of the week.

Hours:
Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Open

Documents To Bring:
Walk-in



Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters. - Letters to Young Men.
-- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire