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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: […]

Our Top 21 Accomplishments of 2021

Our Top 21 Accomplishments of 2021

While 2021 was certainly a challenging year for all, Feeding Avery Families had many successes to celebrate. This non-profit organization fights hunger in Avery County, North Carolina, by providing food at no charge to those who need a helping hand. Here are Feeding Avery Families’ top 21 accomplishments of 2021: Gave away 539,000 pounds of […]

Clay for Community Fundraiser: June 3, 2023

Clay for Community Fundraiser: June 3, 2023

Clay for Community Pottery Sale Saturday, June 3, 2023 Linville River Pottery 2180 Goose Hollow Road, Newland, NC (click link for Google Maps) 11 AM until 3 PM – or until pots are gone If you enjoy using or gifting unique local handmade pottery while supporting nonprofit organizations vital to our community, join us for […]

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 […]

Dick’s 2021 Updates

Dick’s 2021 Updates

In our ever-growing efforts to feed the hungry in Avery County, we are posting updates from Dick below. Read more about current programs. Want to help? Donate online or sign up to volunteer. November 10, 2021 We have started a three month period in which we’ll have just three distributions per month. This is all because […]

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 […]