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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Feeding Avery Families relies on many partnerships to provide high quality food for our clients.  If you are interested in helping to provide support through donations of food, supplies or services, please contact us.

Manna FoodBank – Asheville, NC: MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization working to end food insecurity in the 16 counties of Western North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary. MANNA links the food industry to over 200 partner pantries and other human service organizations to get food to thousands of families’ tables. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Together we can solve hunger.

Food Lion – Banner Elk, NC: Approximately 4 times each week, Feeding Avery Volunteers pick up food donated by Food Lion through their “Food Lion Feeds” program. A typical donation includes 4 coolers of meat weighing 150 lbs and 100+ lbs of deli, dairy, bread and desserts.

Lowes Food Donation

Lowes Foods – Tynecastle: Lowes Foods collects food donations for Feeding Avery Families from their customers all year round through their “Friends Feeding Friends” campaigns.  In addition, Lowes dairy department employees save the cartons that milk is delivered in for use by Feeding Avery Families for food distribution.

TRACTOR Food & Farms sources
farmers, growers and producers who
want to feed their communities
wholly and responsibly. They help
distribute that food in the same way,
by establishing diverse markets
designed to reach everyone in the
place where that food was grown.
TRACTOR Foods & Farm provides
fresh seasonal produce for FAF.

WAMY Community Action provides programs and services designed to help
low-income individuals and families
become more self-sufficient. They
provide FAF with beautiful and fresh
produce during the summer months
to help feed our community

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
support producers and cultivate
community connections that
educate, inspire, and increase the
demand for local food. FAF receives
fresh produce weekly.

Additional Partnerships

  • Many churches, organizations, businesses and foundations support FAF through donations, fundraising and food drives.
  • Feeding Avery Families is a member of Feeding America


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