Haywood County COVID-19 Resources

***Haywood County COVID-19 website: https://www.haywoodcountync.gov/684/Coronavirus-Covid-19-Information.  This is the centralized source of COVID-19 information from Public Health leadership and related countywide information.

***NC 2-1-1: Effective 3/18, the NC 2-1-1 call center is the statewide “hotline” for community resources.  Community residents may dial 2-1-1 from any phone or visit its website www.nc211.org to find resources. This number is available 24/7 and their great staff assist with any kind of request.   The statewide toll-free # is 1-888-892-1162.

  •  The public can also text COVIDNC to 898211 to get COVID updates delivered to their personal cell phone.

  1. Food
  • Haywood County Schools - Breakfast and lunch for children 1-18 delivered by school bus route at normal pick-up times, M-F. Beginning on Tuesday, March 17th: 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the following locations. Parents, guardians, and caregivers may pick up meals for any child ages one (1) to eighteen (18). Meals include breakfast and lunch.
  • Bethel Elementary
  • Clyde Elementary
  • Hazelwood Elementary
  • Jonathan Valley Elementary
  • Junaluska Elementary
  • Meadowbrook Elementary
  • North Canton Elementary
  • Waynesville Middle School
  • Tuscola High - All children from 1-18 are eligible for a free hot lunch daily (breakfast for the next day is also given with each lunch) from 11am - 1pm.  Drive around to the back of the school and tell staff how many lunches are needed and they will bring them out to the car.
  • Bethel Rural Community Pantry - (only Bethel residents) food is available on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am to 11am
  • 664 Sonoma Rd, Waynesville, NC or call 828-646-0303
  • Beulah Baptist Church - food is available on Tuesdays from 11am to 2pm
  • 483 Sunset Circle, Canton, NC 28716 or call 828-648-6505
  • Fines Creek Community Development Association - (Fines Creek, Panther Creek, White Oak residents only) food is available on the Last Wednesday of each month: 10am -12pm
  • 190 Fines Creek Rd, Clyde, NC 28721 or call 828-627-1593
  • Haywood Christian Ministry - Food boxes distributed by drive through: Monday, Wed, Friday: 9am to 3pm. Tuesday, Thursday 12 to 6pm
  • 150 Branner Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786; call 828-456-4838
  • Haywood Pediatrics - (Clyde location, near the Hospital) has fresh fruits and vegetables available on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30pm
  • 15 Facility Dr, Clyde
  • Maggie Valley United Methodist Church -
  • 4192 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
  • 828-926-8036
  • Pantry: Monday and Wednesday 10am to 12pm
  • Shepherd’s Table (to go): Mondays at 5-6pm. (food pantry also available)
  • North Hominy Community Development Association - Thursdays from 9 to 10am: produce, bread, pastries
  • 3rd Thursdays from 9 to 10am: eggs, meat, bread, produce AND 2 boxes of food
  • New Found Rd, Canton, NC
  • 828-648-6082
  • Pigeon Multicultural Community Development Association - Families may receive assistance by calling and leaving a message at 828-452-7232
  • The Salvation Army - Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm AND Fridays from 8:30 to 2pm
  • 290 Pigeon St, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • 828-456-7111
  • The Community Kitchen - food boxes available 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 10 – 12:30
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30: limited food box AND 5pm supper (take out only)
  • 98 Pisgah Dr, Canton, NC 28716
  • 828-648-0014
  • Kornerstone Kafe of Waynesville is providing free kids meals (1 per child, per day) 12-6:30pm M-F
  • Mountain Projects Nutrition Sites will be distributing (drive-thru) cold sandwich meals for individuals age 60 and older.
  • Must call 24 hours in advance to reserve a meal.
  • Meals distributed by drive-thru pick-up from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
  • Waynesville: 828-452-7029
  • Canton: 828-648-8173
  • *Maggie Valley participants may order and pick up at the Waynesville site.
  • Haywood Pathways Center in Waynesville is providing dinner to the community. Any non-resident who would like dinner can call (828-246-0332) before 5pm to request one. Meals will be distributed outside of the admin building around 5:30-6pm. Additional to go meals will be available for those unable to call on a first come first served basis.
  • First United Methodist Church in Waynesville is offering nonperishable items for pick-up on Saturdays between 8-10am and to-go lunch 10 to 12pm.
  • 566 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC
  • 828-456-9475
  • The Open Door in Frog Level (Waynesville) is serving bagged lunches, 11:30-1 M-F, they also have food boxes available and bags with meals for unsheltered folks 9am to 1pm.
  • Southern Porch in Canton, one free kids meal per day to any child
  • Feeding the Multitudes in Canton has food boxes available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 to 1.
  • Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville has a food pantry that is open M-F 10am to 11am, can be accessed from the Miller St. entrance.
  • Cruso Community Center - pantry items available to Cruso Residents only
  • 13186 Cruso Rd
  • (828)235-9354
  • Jukebox Junction - meals available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • 6306 Pigeon Rd
  • (828)648-4546
  • Black Bear Cafe - food is available for children under 18
  • 162 Pisgah Dr., Canton
  • (828)648-1003
  • Clyde’s - food is available for children under 18
  • 2107 S. Main St, Waynesville
  • (828)456-9135
  • Fuego Food Truck - food is available for children under 18
  • Location changes, check facebook or call (828)476-7930
  1. Infant/Toddler Supplies
  • Anna Atkins Pantry at 7969 Carolina Blvd in Clyde has diapers, formula, baby food and baby cereal available
  • North Hazelwood Baptist Church - Free baby food, supplies, & formula can be accessed by calling (828)508-6720
  1. Mental Health Support
  • AA meetings will be held at 2pm daily using this conference line: (425)436-6360, Access Code: 422932#
  • Vaya Crisis Line available 24/7: 1-800-849-6127
  • Resources and information: https://www.vayahealth.com/coronavirus-updates.
  • For tips to help stay mentally well during social distancing or isolation due to a disease outbreak response, visit the Vaya page listed above and click “Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health (SAMHSA)”.
  1. Medical & Emergency Supplies
  • Mountain Projects is implementing a hotline to meet emergency and critical needs of our most high risk and most vulnerable populations in Haywood and Jackson Counties over the next two weeks. Anyone needing supplies, medicine pick up and deliveries please call 1-800-627-1548 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • Down Home NC has a mutual aid fund available to assist folks with purchasing cleaning & hygiene supplies; to request funds, please use this form: http://bit.ly/dhncrequest 
  • Bethel Baptist Church Necessity Pantry - necessities such as toiletries and hygiene products are available on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, between 3-4:30pm at 5868 Pigeon Rd, Canton, NC 28716, or by calling 828-648-4106
  1. Childcare
  • Sarah Whitmeyer Letke is offering childcare to parents who need to work while their children are out of school, she can be contacted at sarah@whitmeyerphotography.com or (828)527-2409
  • Olivia Cook is available for babysitting, contact (828)593-1280 or cookolivia16@gmail.com
  • Parents and families with urgent child care needs may call 1-888-600-1685 to find high-quality, safe child care for infants through children age 12.
  1. Elderly Support
  • Joy Group of East Fork Baptist Church is offering assistance for senior citizens with getting medication from the pharmacy or getting things from the grocery store - contact Charles Wells or Pastor Mark Tice at (828) 648-4630
  1. Jobs & Finances
  • The NCWorks office where folks apply for unemployment is closing effective 3/23. They will be available online and by phone, using the following information:
  • JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE & NCWORKS REGISTRATIONS: (828) 456-6061 or NCWorks.9200@nccommerce.com
  • UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE: https://des.nc.gov or 1-888-737-0259
  • EMPLOYER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE: https://des.nc.gov or 1-866-278-3822
  • Social Security Office - Those needing help can go online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card, or print a benefit verification letter. There is also a frequently asked questions section. Visit SSA.gov
  1. Donations & Volunteers Needed
  • Down Home NC - A mutual aid fund has been opened to assist folks who need financial support for purchasing cleaning & hygiene supplies; to donate to the fund, please go here: https://secure.everyaction.com/l5dosV6fpUyYSe7GqIIEQg2?fbclid=IwAR1XaHP7CdGdvgwbxd96Dv7UZK-ghlpZY8J82cqc4WAVRWm1X0D6Yl2UvAQ 
  • Meals on Wheels - If you're interested in volunteering please call the Meals on Wheels Program Supervisor, Steffie Duginske at 828-356-2442. Leave a message with your info and she'll get in touch. She can let you know what and where the needs are.
  • Outdoor Pantries - In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, we will be collecting cash donations at http://haywoodhelpinghands.org/donation/ to help assist the Outdoor Pantries as they work to provide food boxes to be delivered to Head Start students. In addition to cash donations, you can also donate nonperishable food items and paper products at 4077 Soco Road in Maggie Valley, NC, or to one of the Outdoor locations throughout the county (please do not leave items outside of the pantry). They also are in need of volunteers to help with deliveries - please contact 828-550-6884.
  • Outdoor Pantry Locations:
  • Cabbage Rose in Maggie Valley
  • The Doghouse in Waynesville
  • Sunset Inn at the lake – you can leave donations on the porch
  • MANNA Food Bank - Please make a financial donation to MANNA’s food distribution work here: https://donate.mannafoodbank.org/. In the event that an outbreak becomes pervasive in our area, resulting in a need to purchase additional food and/or provide food to more people due to disruptions in their work/income, we will be prepared.
  • Mountain Projects needs volunteers that are willing to help with picking up and delivering supplies and medicines. Volunteers can call 1-800-627-1548 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • Feeding the Multitudes needs volunteers -- 50 Azalea Dr, Canton

                                                                **Information provided by  Chelsea White-Hoglen at Down Home NC