Food Distribution Schedule

January – October: First 4 Wednesdays of Each Month
November – December: First 3 Wednesdays of Each Month
Shopping: 9:30 – 11:15 AM and 1:00 – 2:45 PM
Drive Thru: 9:30 – 11:30 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM

May – November: Seasonal Friday Distributions
Drive Thru Only: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

May 3 & 17
August 9 & 23
November 1 & 15

June 7 & 21
September 6 & 20

July 12 & 26
October 4 & 18


189 Old Vale Road
Newland, NC 28657
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Feeding Avery Families

Welcome to Feeding Avery Families Food Pantry!

Feeding Avery Families (FAF):

  • Non-profit Food Pantry in Avery County NC
  • Dedicated to eliminating hunger by providing supplemental food assistance to those in need.
  • Mission is achieved through monetary and food donations, and a committed group of volunteers.
  • Serves residents of Avery and surrounding areas including Newland, Banner Elk, Elk Park, Beech Mountain, Crossnore, Linville and more.
  • Provides supplemental food assistance to 500+ families (1,100+ individuals each month.
  • Distributed more than 450,000 pounds of food in 2023. Enough for 375,000 individual meals

GET FOOD: Select Your Own Items While Shopping or Drive Thru for Pre-Packed Boxes

DONATE: Financial Donations are Essential to Address Food Insecurity

VOLUNTEER: FAF Relies on Volunteers with Many Different Roles Available

FAF New Van

PARTNERSHIPS: Ongoing Relationships Help Address Food Insecurity

Community Outreach: Supplemental Programs Provide Food to Those Unable to Come During Normal Distribution Times

SUPPORT: Food Drives, Fund Raisers and Events Raise Money and Increase Awareness

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