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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Jefferson NC

Ashe County Sharing Center Inc.
Jefferson, NC 28640
Details: The food pantry at the Ashe County Sharing Center is our main program with other programs operating under its umbrella. The Ashe County Sharing Center is the major food provider for our needy neighbors in Ashe County. Over the past several years, our mission has undergone phenomenal growth and stepped up to address the hunger needs in our area (refer to graph). Clients may visit this pantry once each month without an appointment. Every effort is made to provide a variety of healthy choices. Fresh fruits and vegetables (when available), eggs, frozen meats, breakfast items, canned vegetables, peanut butter, evaporated milk, rice, and dry beans are items commonly distributed. Amounts offered are proportional to family size. Stocking the pantry is a constant challenge. For example, it takes 100 cases of canned vegetables each month to meet the needs. On average, the Sharing Center will distribute boxes of food to 485 families or 1600 individuals EACH month. The folks visiting the Sharing Center for help are our friends, our neighbors, our peers, and the reason for our mission.
JUMC Food Pantry
Jefferson, NC 28640
Details: The JUMC Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If Ashe County Schools are closed, the Food Pantry will be open the next day that school is in session. We generally serve between 30 and 50 families every week. Our Pantry started in 2005. We are a partner with Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem and approximately 75% of our food comes from them. The rest comes from Federal food assistance, the church budget and donations.