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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Empty Bowls for Avery: Returns 2023

Empty Bowls Fundraiser NC

Returns August 2023 (Will not be held in 2022)
Please join us for Feeding Avery Families biggest fundraiser of the year! The annual “Empty Bowls for Avery” is held in August. This fun lunchtime gathering of friends is held inside the  Linville Land Harbor Recreation Center (20 Linville Harbor Parkway, Newland), just off US 221 between Linville and Pineola, 11 AM until 2 PM.

Empty Bowls

Handcrafted bowls are the heart and soul of Empty Bowls, raising funds to provide food for people whose bowls might otherwise be empty. The generosity and creativity of potters, along with hard working volunteer cooks and hosts, helped raise $16,000+ at 2019’s event to purchase food.

Empty Bowls Cooks

No advance reservations or ticket required. Donate what you can at the door. Then choose a handmade pottery bowl to keep and enjoy homemade soup, bread, beverage and dessert. Bid on 100+ items silent auction gift certificates for services and meals, as well as gift baskets and art pieces – every penny goes to Feeding Avery Families. Last bids taken at 12:45 PM, and winners announced at 1:30 PM.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser NC

Approximately 500 handmade pottery bowls are created and donated by talented potters from Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Mitchell and Yancey counties, as well as by artists from across the country. Approximately 100 of the bowls are created by Mickey Banner’s art students at Avery High School, and each one shines with distinctive unique artistic flair.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Avery County NC

Through donations like this, FAF is able to distribute food to 1,300+ Avery County individuals every month. Read more about us!

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