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2023 Review

2023 Review

During 2023, Feeding Avery Families (FAF) provided $725,000 worth of free food to the hungry in Avery County, NC. Miraculously, FAF food costs averaged only 19 cents per individual meal, thanks to securing top quality groceries at no or very low expense. Dedicated, hard-working volunteers kept operation costs low. 2023 Highlights Moved into a new […]

2022 Review & 2023 Preview

Feeding Avery Families 2022

Last year was very busy and productive at Feeding Avery Families (FAF), providing more than $700,000 worth of free food to the hungry in Avery County, North Carolina. Looking ahead to 2023, expect some amazing achievements as this non-profit organization expands. Here are some highlights from 2022: Began construction of the new $1.2 million FAF […]

Feeding Avery Families New Operation Center Plans

Feeding Avery Families New Operation Center Plans

Goal: Move from “Life Saving” to “Life Changing” Location: 189 Old Vale Road, Newland (behind WAMY and Avery County Schools) Builder: Dean Hagie, Elk Park Total Cost: $1.25 million Building: $560,000 Equipment / Furnishings / Shelving: $125,000 Land: $107,000 Engineer: $85,000 Site Prep: $175,000 Parking Lot Paving: $200,000 Financing or Donations needed: $600,000 Building Materials: […]

Simple Ways to Take Better Care of Seniors

Avery Senior Services

Provided by Beverly Nelson | Photo: Avery Senior Services If you have older adults in your life, you should also know that seniors occasionally need more than just comfort and connection to live a healthy, happy life. If you’re concerned about older friends or loved ones, here are some ways you can help. Make Sure […]

2021 News Features

2021 News Features

We are delighted to be featured in so many feature stories and updates in a variety of media outlets. (Photo above by Avery Journal.) Here is a sampling for you to read and watch: WBTV Feature, June 2021 Avery Journal – June 2021, “Feeding Avery Families continues mission with food distribution van”: Click here to […]

FAF Top 20 Highlights of 2020

FAF Top 20 Highlights of 2020

What a year it was for Feeding Avery Families, a non-profit organization fighting hunger in Avery County, North Carolina! The first couple of months of 2020 were “business as usual” as they worked on several new initiatives. Then COVID-19 hit in March. They immediately pivoted their distribution on Fridays from client-choice shopping inside to drive-through […]

Food Lion Weekly Donations

Food Lion Weekly Donations

Food Lion in Banner Elk quietly donates thousands of pounds of food each month to Feeding Avery Families. Five days each week, a FAF volunteer (like Larry Zimmer in photo above) picks up surplus food from the meat, deli and bakery departments. So far in 2020, they have averaged more than 2,100 pounds each month! […]

Generous Lowes Foods Customers

Generous Lowes Foods Customers

If you shop at Lowes Foods in Banner Elk, you have been asked at the check-out about donating food to Feeding Avery Families. You also see the bins of donated food displayed by the front door. The latest campaign collected more than 10,000 cans of Campbell’s tomato and chicken noodle soup in just two weeks! […]

Feeding Avery Children: Summer 2020

Feeding Avery Children: Summer 2020

Today was the first day of a Summer Delivery Program organized to deliver food to the homes of the children of Avery County and their families. As the days have finally warmed and occasional thunderstorms roll across the surrounding mountains, it feels like there is fresh hope and a new beginning, although the food insecurity […]