Public Pantries & Meal Sites

McDowell Mission Ministries

Food Pantry

804 State Street

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 659-3981

Call for distribution schedule.

 

Grace Community Church

Food Pantry

5182 US 70 West

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 724-9599

Wednesday 2:00 – 4:30pm

 

Clinchfield United Methodist Church

Food Pantry; Meal Site

151 Ridge Rd

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 559-2643

Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00am - 1:00pm

 

Corpening YMCA Free Meals (Marion)

Free meal for children and adults

348 Grace Corpening Dr # A

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 775-7081

Every Saturday, 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

 

Centro Unido Latino Americano (CULA)

Food Pantry

79 Academy Street

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 652-0727

 Call for distribution schedule.

 

Dysartsville Christian Ministries

Food Pantry

174 Trinity Church Loop Nebo, NC 28761

 (828) 448-9054

Thursday 3:30 - 5:00pm

 

Glenwood United Methodist Church

Food Pantry Serving Glenwood & Dysartsville

1385 Old 221 South

Marion, NC 28752

Third Friday, 3:00 - 4:00pm

 

YMCA Healthy Living Mobile Market - Corpening YMCA (Marion)

Mobile Market Produce Distribution

348 Grace Corpening Dr # A

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 775-7081

Third Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30pm

 

YMCA Healthy Living Mobile Market - A.C. Bud Hogan Community Center (Old Fort)

Mobile Market Produce Distribution

32 East Main St.

Old Fort, NC 28762

(828) 775-7081

Second and Fourth Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30am

 

YMCA Healthy Living Mobile Market - Grace Community Church (Marion)

Mobile Market Produce Distribution

5182 US-70

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 775-7081

First & Third Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:30pm

 

St. John's Food Pantry

Food Pantry

339 S. Main St

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 652-4144

Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm

 

Bounty & Soul

Multiple market sites and wellness programs

Locations vary in Black Mountain & Swannanoa

(828) 419-0533

Hours vary by location

 

School Pantries

McDowell Academy for Innovation

School Pantry; Students & Families of Students Only

172 Lukin St

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 652-4535

School hours

 

East McDowell Junior High School

School Pantry; Students & Families of Students Only

676 State St

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 652-7711

School hours

 

Nebo Elementary School

School Pantry; Students & Families of Students Only

254 Nebo School Rd

Nebo, NC 28761

(828) 652-4737

School hours

 

West Marion Elementary School

School Pantry; Public Pantry

820 Marler Rd

Marion, NC 28752

(828) 738-3353

School hours between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Lunch Bunch Summer Program

Lunch Bunch Summer Program

School-district specific summer program – Students must register by June 3.

Locations vary

(828) 724-9599

Hours & days vary by location - Contact Mandi Pittman at Grace Community Church to learn more.

 

Summer Meals Program

Summer Meal Sites

Federally funded, free summer meal program in McDowell County; Available for children 18 & younger

Locations vary

Text FoodNC to 877-877; Call 1-866-3Hungry; Visit nokidhungrync.org

Hours & days vary by location - Text FoodNC to 877-877; Call 1-866-3Hungry; Visit nokidhungrync.org

 

Community Gardens

Keeping It Fresh West Marion Community Garden

Community Garden

Below Addie’s Chapel UMC – 201 Ridley St Marion, NC 28752

(828) 925-1080

Contact Angela Forney, Coordinator, for garden hours and volunteer opportunities

 

Tabernacle Community Garden

Community Garden

900 Baldwin Ave

Marion, NC 28752

(717) 526-8728

Contact Niki Palmer, Coordinator, for garden hours and volunteer opportunities

 

St John’s Community Garden

Community Garden

289 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752

(828) 443-1626

stjohncg2014@gmail.com

Martha Zimmerman, Coordinator. Garden hours vary. Email is best.

 

Boxes of Love

Clinchfield United Methodist Church

Emergency food in 24/7 accessible box

151 Ridge Rd

Marion, NC 28752

(678) 644-5060

Contact Kitty Wilson with questions

 

East Marion Pentecostal Holiness Church

Emergency food in 24/7 accessible box

900 Baldwin Ave

Marion, NC 28752

(717) 526-8728

Contact Niki Palmer with questions

 

East Marion Baptist Church

Emergency food in 24/7 accessible box

660 Baldwin Ave

Marion, NC 28752

(678) 644-5060

Contact Kitty Wilson with questions

 

East Marion United Methodist Church

Emergency food in 24/7 accessible box

210 Baldwin Ave

Marion, NC 28752

(678) 644-5060

Contact Kitty Wilson with questions

 

Tailgate Markets

Marion Tailgate Market

Farmers’ Market with local produce, meats, and wares

67 W Henderson St

Marion, North Carolina

 

Tuesdays, 3:00 – 6:00pm

 

Mountain Gateway Museum Tailgate Market

Farmers’ Market with local produce, meats, and wares

24 Water Street, Old Fort, N.C. 28762

 

Thursdays, 2:30 – 6:00pm

 

Foothills Food Hub

Foothills Food Hub

Resource for emergency food providers; community food outreach programs; Volunteer opportunities

263 Barnes Rd Marion, NC 28752

(919) 740-9898

Call Heather Edwards, Foothills Food Hub Project Developer, for more information about opportunities to get involved.