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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Asheville NC

Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte - Food Pantry (Asheville)
Asheville, NC 28801
Details: Catholic Charities has three food pantries across the Diocese of Charlotte, in Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem. Each food pantry provides walk-in assistance on a first-come, first-served basis during normal operating hours. The pantries operate on a client-choice model, through the principle of providing food with dignity. Clients select food they would like from a list of items in stock. Every pantry relies heavily on the work of volunteers to stock and distribute groceries on a weekly basis. First time clients complete a one-page application with basic demographic and household member information. Due to the overwhelming needs, we can only serve clients once a month. Asheville: Wednesday, 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Downtown Welcome Table
Asheville, NC 28801
Details: The Downtown Welcome Table rests on the assumption that food is a primary means of grace, a way to love and connect. Lunch is served every Wednesday and dinner every Sunday to hundreds of downtown siblings, a homemade meal served by a wait staff on abundant plates. Never intending to be a soup kitchen or feeding line, we want our meal to be a crossroads of diverse community, a gathering of disparate folks, a fork and spoon invitation to prince and pauper alike. People who might not otherwise come to know each other develop a friendship over a shared meal. Cloth napkins, flowers on the table, and china plates send the message "you deserve the very best" and are meant to counter the notion often held by those living on the streets that handouts, hand-me-downs and leftovers are all I deserve. The meal is served family style and folks are invited to linger over the meal as in a nice restaurant or dinner at home. There are four seatings each Wednesday for lunch at (roughly) 10:30, 11:15, 12:00 and 12: 45 and two seatings each Sunday for dinner at 4:30 and 5:15 PM. Reservations are not necessary!
Ingrid's Food Pantry
Asheville, NC 28806
Details: Ingrid's food Pantry is a non profit 501 (c) 3 charity dedicated to eliminating hunger in WNC. We hope to not only feed the tummy, but nourish the soul by giving out healthy food, warm hugs and rolling out the red carpet.
JFS of WNC Food Pantry
Asheville, NC 28801
Details: JFS maintains a food pantry with a wide variety of nutritious items for any individual or family needing temporary assistance. We also have Ingles gift cards for groceries and gas, as well as Asheville City Transit bus tickets. The JFS food pantry is the only Jewish food pantry in Western North Carolina.
MANNA FoodBank
Asheville, NC 28805
Details: MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, founded in 1982, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC. We are a member of Feeding America,, an umbrella organization that links together over other food banks throughout the United States. Together we are the nations largest domestic hunger relief charity. Together we can solve hunger.
Provision Asheville Food Pantry @ Asheville First Church of the Nazarene
Asheville, NC 28806
Details: Open the first and third Saturday of the month, from 9-10am
Provision Asheville Food Pantry @ Calvary Baptist Church
Asheville, NC 28806
Details: Open the second and fourth Sunday of the month, from 3:00- 4:30pm at Calvary Baptist Church located at 531 Haywood Rd in West Asheville.
YMCA - Healthy Living Pantry
Asheville, NC 28804
Details: Working with MANNA Food Bank, Trader Joe's, and other area partners, our Healthy Living Pantry emphasizes healthful foods such as fresh produce, whole grains, and lean sources of protein. It is open twice a week and is located at the YMCA Youth Services Center. The Healthy Living Pantry started in November 2013, serving a handful of families. It now provides food for up to 49 families per week, filling critical gaps for families who struggle with food insecurity.