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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Murphy NC

Cherokee County Sharing Center
Murphy, NC 28906
Details: The Cherokee County Sharing Center was started in 1987 by 5 individuals from Murphy Presbyterian and St. William's churches. It was organized as an adjunct of the Cherokee County Ministerial Association, and soon other Murphy churches became active in the mission. Since 2003 the number of requests has increased exponentially from 1,864 requests to 4,885 in 2009. This is the equivalent of 170,000 meals provided to 12,955 individuals, including children and low-income seniors. Cherokee County Sharing Center is located on the ground floor of the sanctuary building. It is open to the public on Tuesday and Friday 1-3 p.m. and as needed for emergencies. We serve all of Cherokee County and part of Clay County. To receive help, a household or individual must meet USDA food assistance income guidelines. We do accept monetary and commodity donations, which are greatly appreciated. We also have a continuous need for volunteers to help prepare the food for distribution.
Murphy First Baptist Church - The Sparrow's Nest
Murphy, NC 28906
Details: The Sparrow's Nest is a ministry that provides food and clothing to anyone in need, in and around Cherokee County, NC. The Sparrow's Nest is open to the public every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. At the present time, we are serving over 600 people every month with food purchased from the Manna Food Bank in Asheville, NC and clothing donated by members of our church. The Sparrow's Nest is located in a building directly behind the church.