Feeding Avery Families (FAF) is a non-profit Christian organization in Avery County dedicated to eliminating hunger by any means possible including monetary donations, volunteerism, or food donations.
100% of all your efforts and/or contributions on behalf of Feeding Avery Families goes directly to Avery County families who still need help after exhausting all other available resources. FAF provided 60% of the food assistance in Avery County in 2017.
In January, 2019, Feeding Avery Families converted to a “Client Selection” approach. Previously, prepacked food boxes with items we selected were passed out to those who needed them. In the new “client selection” system, each person fills their own box in a process that is much like shopping in a grocery store. The new system allows each person to tailor what they receive to their individual needs and preferences.
In addition to a wide selection of non-perishable items, clients can “shop” for breads, desserts, meats, fresh produce and dairy products. A good example of how this works was the person who said, “This is great ! I have enough beans for months. Now I can really get what I need”
Food is distributed from the Feeding Avery Families Distribution Center located at 508 Pineola Street in Newland, NC.
If you have questions, want to make a contribution, or volunteer, contact Dick Larson at 828-783-8506. You can also mail Dick at P.O. Box 1075, Banner Elk, NC 28604.