Free food sites in Haywood County

Jan. 25—The following non-profit and faith-based organizations provide food assistance to the needy in Haywood County. With food benefits being sharply reduced starting in March, the food pantries and meal sites will play a more vital role than ever.


—Bethel Rural Community Pantry

2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11 a.m.

664 Sonoma Rd., 908-642-5016

—Beaverdam Community Center

4th Wednesday of the month, 9-11 a.m.

1620 N Canton Rd., 717-265-4685

—Beulah Baptist Church

Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-noon

483 Sunset Circle, 828-648-6505

—Cruso Community Center

Call for assistance, Cruso residents only

13186 Cruso Rd., 919-949-0943

—Cruso United Methodist Church

Tuesday's and Friday's 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

11653 Cruso Rd.

—Feeding the Multitudes

Thursdays noon-2 p.m.

50 Azalea Dr., 828-276-6375

Check their FaceBook page for other distribution sites and times weekly

—First United Methodist Church — Canton

Outdoor Pantry open 24/7

30 Newfound St., back of parking lot

—Morningstar United Methodist Church

Outdoor pantry 24/7 across the street from the church

2535 Dutch Cove Rd, 828-648-2297

—North Hominy Community Development Association

3rd Thursdays from 9-10 a.m.

2670 Newfound Rd., 828-648-6082

—The Community Kitchen

2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon and 4th Wednesday 6-8 p.m.

922 Champion Dr., 828-648-0014


Fines Creek Community Development Association

4th Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon

190 Fines Creek Rd, 828-329-9186

Fines Creek, Panther Creek, White Oak residents only

—YMCA Mobile Market

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 1-2 p.m.

15 Facility Dr., (Haywood Pediatrics parking lot) 828-775-7081

—Crabtree United Methodist Church

Outdoor Pantry open 24/7

5405 Crabtree Rd.

Maggie Valley

—Maggie Valley United Methodist Church

Monday and Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon

4192 Soco Rd, 828-926-8036

—Shady Grove UMC

Outdoor Pantry open 24/7

3570 Jonathan Creek Rd. (by the picnic shelter)


—First United Methodist Church — Waynesville

Saturdays 9-11 a.m. and Thursdays 5-6:30 p.m.

566 S. Haywood St, 828-456-9475

—Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry

Monday-Friday 10-11 a.m.

394 Haywood St, 828-456-6029

Outdoor pantry open 24/7 off Miller St.

—Haywood Christian Ministry

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

150 Branner Ave, 828-456-4838

Must interview in office for first time recipients

—Second Season

Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

156 Boundary St.

—The Salvation Army

Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. food boxes

290 Pigeon St, 828-456-7111

Must interview first for first time recipients

—Waynesville Head Start

Outdoor pantry open 24/7

489 Pigeon St.

—Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center

Outdoor pantry open 24/7

450 Pigeon St, 828-452-7232

Free Meals

—First United Methodist Church — Waynesville

Saturdays 8-11 a.m. hot breakfast and lunches

566 S. Haywood St, 828-456-9475

—Haywood Pathways Center

To-go supper at 6:30 p.m. seven days

179 Hemlock St., Waynesville, 828-246-0332

—The Community Kitchen — Canton

Every day but Sunday and Wednesday from 5-6 p.m.

394 Champion Dr, 828-648-0014