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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! […]

Southern Biscuit Donates Flour

Southern Biscuit Donates Flour

At Feeding Avery Families, we are blessed to receive all sorts of food donations to pass along to the hungry in our county. We are especially delighted this week to receive a donation of 1,520 pounds of Southern Biscuit Flour® from Renwood Mills. As with many food producers, they occasionally have large production overruns. Fortunately […]

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 […]

Avery Journal: First Things Foundation at FAF

Avery Journal: First Things Foundation at FAF

By Luke Barber | Avery Journal | April 15, 2020 Despite having roots in the Orthodox Christian Church, the way in which the First Things Foundation conducts its missions and relief efforts is anything but traditional. Similar to the Peace Corps or Samaritan’s Purse, First Things Foundation prides itself in its efforts to help those […]

Avery Journal: Food Pantries Dedicated 1/22/20

Avery Journal: Food Pantries Dedicated 1/22/20

By Jamie Shell, Jan 22, 2020 Local area nonprofit Feeding Avery Families continues to fight the battle with food insecurity, partnering with local groups to build and establish food pantries at various school locations across Avery County. The organization formally dedicated the pantries during an event on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the pantry building just […]

High Country Press: Bountiful Year 1/13/20

High Country Press: Bountiful Year 1/13/20

Under Dick Larson’s Leadership, Feeding Avery Families Continues Bountiful Accomplishments and Anticipates Another Productive Year In 2020 By Tim Gardner While expanding its services and adding new programs, the Feeding Avery Families organization has achieved milestones of astounding proportions the past two-and-a-half years.  This was especially true in 2019, and FAF expects another record-breaking year […]