Physical Activity and Nutrition

AppHealthCare Appalachian District Health Department

Clinics offered include: General (communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, overseas immunizations, child immunizations); Pediatric; Maternity; Family Planning; WIC; TB; Primary Care Medical...

Ashe Latino Center

Provides resource and referral services for the Latino population in Ashe County. Staffed by volunteers, call will be answered by volunteers that pick up messages. Provides referral to local agencies, job...

Ashe Outreach Ministries

An Interfaith ministry providing four types of services to the elderly, convalescing and needy individuals and families: â¢Mobile Meals - Meals are delivered 5 days per week in the Creston and...

Ashe Sharing Center

Ashe Sharing Center is located in downtown West Jefferson. The Center is open five days a week from 10:00 - 12:00 noon and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. It is a place where people in need can come to receive food,...

Avery Amigos

-ESL classes -Information & referral -Translation and interpretation services -Emergency food, clothing, prescriptions and utility assistance -Hispanic Women's Support Group (when funding is available...

Avery Emergency Food Pantry Reaching Avery Ministry

Free or inexpensive clothing, depending on need; emergency food box that feeds four people for four days; utility and rent/mortage assistance; emergency shelter for one night; housekeeping basics;...

Avery Senior Services

-Information and referral -Outreach -Senior center activities -Congregate nutrition -Home-delivered meals -In-home aide and respite care -Insurance/Medicare counseling -Caregiver's Haven (Friday adult day...

Blue Ridge Cares

Blowing Rock Cares provides non-perishable food to families and individuals in Watauga County. This supplemental food pantry is located in the back of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church. Inclement...

Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission (BROC)

Home delivered meals, congregate meals, home weatherization, and emergency assistance.

Bread of Life- Hospitality House

Three meals a day are available through the Bread of Life program (the community soup kitchen). The meals are provided by churches, civic organizations, and volunteers in the community. Hospitality House...

Byrd Ridge Crisis Center, Food Pantry, and Clothing Closet

Food and clothing to those in need.

Charity House Mission

Food Pantry 

Cry of Child Missions Int’l

Food pantry: 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

Department of Social Services - DSS - Avery County- Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)

Food assistance for low-income families in the form of an electronic benefit card to purchase food items in grocery stores.

Department of Social Services - DSS - Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)

Food assistance for low-income families in the form of an electronic benefit card to purchase food items in grocery stores.  

Department of Social Services-DSS- Ashe County

Administers a wide range of financial assistance and service programs, investigates and responds to reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and disabled adults, provides in-home services to...

Department of Social Services-DSS-Watauga County-Special Assistance to Adults

Special Assistance to Adults is a supplementary payment for persons residing in rest homes.

Emergency Assistance Department of Social Services - DSS - Ashe County

Provides emergency assistance to families with children who have certain types of emergencies, including shelter and utilities.

Faith Bridge United Methodist Church-Casting Bread Food Pantry

This important ministry provides food assistance to hundreds of families each month in our community.

Faithbridge United Methodist Church

Feeding Avery Families, Inc.

Provides free boxed food, some clothing and other items as available to those in need.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Boone

Food assistance provided in the basement.

First Baptist Church of Boone

Grassy Creek Baptist Church

Food pantry as needed.

Greenway Baptist Church

Food Pantry Thursdays Emergency Boxes available from the church office; can get 2 boxes a month. Short form to fill out but they will help with that if you need it. Must show ID proof that you live in one...

Greenway Baptist Church

High Gravity Adventures

HGA is located in the Boone/Blowing Rock area of North Carolina and specializes in unique and active outdoor recreation including Zip Lining and Climbing. Complete with a Zip Line Tour, an Aerial...

Hospitality House (Boone)

Hospitality House of Boone

Hospitality House operates an Emergency Shelter, which can shelter up to 17 individuals each night, two transitional housing facilities, which can shelter up to 18 individuals each night, and a permanent...

Hunger and Health Coalition

Generic medication assistance for those without Medicare D. 

Laurel Springs Baptist Church

Food Assistance

MANNA Food Bank

Provides direct services on a very limited basis to those struggling with hunger through Food Stamp outreach and a variety of food assistance programs.

MANNA Food Bank

MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, founded in 1982, that links the food industry with 315 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC. MANNA FoodBank is a registered 501Â...

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry

Mitchell Yancey United Methodist Church Food Pantry

Mountain Alliance for Teens

Mountain Alliance provides transformative experiences and support for High Country Teens, regardless of means or background. Through experiential education, caring mentorship, after-school programming,...

Reaching Avery Ministry (RAM) Emergency Food Pantry

-Good used clothing:inexpensive or free, as needed. Emergency food box, feeds 4 people for 4 days. Utilities, Rent/Mortgage assistance. Emergency shelter for 1 night. Housekeeping basics (furniture,...

Samaritan Christian Ministry of Wilkes (Samaritan's Kitchen)

What started out as 1 program - the Saturday Delivery program, which fed 60 families every Saturday - has now grown into 4 free food programs; the Client Choice Pantry program, the Saturday Delivery...

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina

Salvages and distributes donated food to agencies and churches which feed the hungry in the High Country. No direct services to individuals.

Service Center for Latinos

Shelter Rock Ministries

Shelter Rock is currently providing life provisional food, dental care, and Christian education with the Love of Jesus Christ to impoverished children throughout the Appalachian Mountains and the Native...

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT)

Department of Social Services

The Bridge Church of Western NC

Provides food boxes to SNAP qualified families; twice monthly on 1st & 3rd Saturdays.

The Hospitality House

Breakfast: 6:30-8:30 am

Lunch: 11:30-1 pm

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 p

Boxes of food- Monday through Friday: 9-11 am and 1-4 pm

Can get 2 boxes per month (short form you have to...

The Hunger and Health Coalition

The Hunger and Health Coalition provides three main Food Assistance programs and no-cost Pharmacy services at our site, as well as other supplemental assistance:


  • Food Box...

The Hunger and Health Coalition

Food boxes every 14 days

Fresh Market (fruits and vegetables) - once a week

Freshly prepared meals - once a week

Prescription drug assistance if qualified

other resources-...

Watauga Country Project on Aging Home Delivered Meals

The Home Delivered Meals are intended to help maintain and improve the health of impaired home-bound older persons by providing nutritionally balanced meals served in the home. A home delivered meal is a...

Watauga County Department of Social Services-DSS

We offee: Food Assistance; Medicaid; Workfirst; Low Income Energy Assistance; Services to Elderly and Disabled Adults; Child Welfare Services; and Child Daycare Subsidy.

Western Watauga Community Center (Cove Creek)

Activities for older adults, evidence-based health promotion programs, congregate meals, home delivered meals, and transportation. 

Wilkes Faith Health

Wilkes Faith Health

Offers assistance with food, clothing, housing, energy assistance, and other needs.

Wilkes Ministry of Hope

Food bank, baby closet, woodshed and other outreach ministries

Wilkes Ministry of Hope

Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

Patient Care

Enviromental Health

Health Promotion


Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Food & Nutrition Program Watauga County

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program; Breastfeeding Promotion and Support; Nutritional Assessment and Counseling; Multi-vitamin and Folic Acid Program; Weight Control and Eating...