Food Distribution Resources

Meals and More
Posted on 03/18/2020
Helping HandsWe're here to help. As our community and world navigates the coronavirus situation, we're committed to doing our part to help provide needed meals to students.

Looking to help with this effort?
Volunteers are invited to contact Rachel Nygard, Department of Health & Human Services, at 828.544.4243.

Have a no-cost meal resource to share?

Email communications@bcsemail.org to suggest a resource.

Buncombe County Schools Breakfast/Lunch

Starting March 16, Buncombe County Schools will be serving breakfast from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays to anyone 2-18 years of age at the following locations:

• Black Mountain Primary
• Charles D. Owen High
• Emma Elementary
• Hominy Valley Elementary
• Johnston Elementary
• North Windy Ridge Intermediate
• Oakley Elementary
• Pisgah Elementary
• W.W. Estes Elementary
• Weaverville Elementary
• West Buncombe Elementary
• Woodfin Elementary

*No identification is necessary to receive a meal.

YMCA Meals
The YMCA continues to host regular no-cost mobile produce markets, using pre-packed bags to prevent any additional exposure/contact. Additionally, weekend meals will be served on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Ferguson YMCA (31 Westridge Market Place, Candler, NC 28715).

Arden First Baptist Church
Sweeten Creek Road
828-684-6780 - office


***RSVP Required by 4:00pm Tuesdays*** - Call Church office
Wed and Thurs nights MEALS for families prepared
5:00-6:30pm
Pickup will be located in the lower parking lot behind church. Please let the office know if there are any allergies so they may plan accordingly.

Bounty & Soul (Black Mountain)
Bounty & Soul will be hosting drive-thru pick up sites for participants to collect pre-made healthy food boxes. Sites are open on Tuesdays at the St. James Episcopal Church (424 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711) parking lot from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Fridays at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church (117 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711) parking lot from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Guests are asked not to arrive earlier than the scheduled times.

Local Restaurants
A list of local restaurants offering free meals for school-aged children is being maintained by Family Friendly Asheville.