Volunteers are essential for Feeding Avery Families to fulfill its mission.
Packing: On the second to last Friday of most months (Except November and December), a team of volunteers fills 500 – 600 boxes with non-perishable items. It is a great time of service and fellowship!
Distribution: On the last Friday of most months (except November and December), a team of volunteers checks people in, adds perishable items, bread and desserts to boxes and assists in carrying boxes to cars. This is a great opportunity to meet many of the people who receive assistance from Feeding Avery Families.
Truck Unloading: Several times each month, Feeding Avery Families receives large deliveries of food products from Manna. Volunteers unload pallets and organize items so that they are ready for packing day.
Food Pickup: 4 days each week, volunteers pick up meat, deli and bakery items from Food Lion in Banner Elk. Volunteers also pick up donations from the “Friends Feeding Friends” campaigns from Lowes Foods at Tynecastle.
Box Pickup: Feeding Avery Families needs 500 – 600 boxes each month for food distribution. Volunteers collect boxes from Lowes Foods at Tynecastle and Ingles in Newland on a daily basis to assure adequate supply for packing day.
Special Projects: Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the year to support programs such as Empty Bowls, Woolly Worm Parking, Fund Raising Events, etc.