If you need food, we’re here to help! Clients who visit Feeding Avery Families are able to select the items that best meet their needs. Food categories include non-perishables (canned goods, pasta, packaged meals, etc.), bread, meat, produce, dairy products, beverages and desserts.
Feeding Avery Families is open the first four Fridays of most months between 8:30 AM – 11 AM and 1 PM – 4 PM. Clients make appointment to for their food selection, making the shopping experience convenient and efficient. Guides accompany clients to assist with selection and to answer questions. Clients visit once a month and take home about 60 pounds of food – enough for approximately 50 individual meals. Each family of 1-3 individuals receive one box, families of 4-6 get two boxes, and families of 7 and more get three.
To receive food, you must certify that you are a resident of Avery County or neighboring North Carolina County and meet the income eligibility standards established by the USDA. We do not ask for proof of identity or residency.