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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Volunteer At Feeding Avery Families

Volunteers are essential for Feeding Avery Families to fulfill its mission to address food insecurity. They donate more than 10,000 hours each year sorting, packing, driving, assisting and spreading love and good cheer.

To learn more about volunteering, please come to the FAF Center on Wednesdays or Thursday mornings or contact Jo-Ann McMurray at / 828-783-8506.

Wednesday Distribution Days (9:00 – 11:30 AM and 1 – 3 PM)

Reception: Welcome clients to FAF and record their visit.

Guide: Accompany clients as they shop.

Serve: Assist clients with selections of meat, bread, desserts, dairy and produce.

Loaders: Put clients’ items safely into their vehicles

Stockers: Keep shelves filled with products for our clients

Truck Unloading and Stocking (Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30):

Receiving: Unload trucks from Manna and other partners.

Sort Food: Unpack, arrange and stock shelves.

Prepare: Pack boxes for drive-thru clients.

Other Opportunities

  • Bilingual: Help serve our Hispanic neighbors
  • Friday Distribution Days (May – November): Greeters, Stockers, Loaders
  • Food Pickup:  Pick up donated food from Food Lion, Lowes and other organizations.
  • Deliveries:  Deliver food to remote distribution sites, schools and other locations.
  • Special Projects:  Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the year to support events and programs.
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