Hunger Relief

Bread of Life Community Kitchen

Bread of Life is the only kitchen in the High Country serving 3-meals-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year.


Meals are provided to all residents and any community members at no charge. The meals are managed by our food service coordinator and prepared by churches, civic organizations, and volunteers.


Our kitchen is stocked primarily (95%) through donations from community food drives, individual donors, Feeding America, and Food Lion in Blowing Rock. Currently we are averaging 12,500 + meals a month served.

Meals are available everyday:

Breakfast:         6:30 a.m. -   8:30 a.m.

Lunch:              11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dinner:             5:30 p.m. -   6:30 p.m.

Food Pantry

Stocked with food from the Second Harvest Food Bank, a division of Feeding America, our Organic Gardens, the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station at the Watauga County Farmer's Market; as well as food from Food Lion, Publix, Harris Teeter, Panera, Stickboy Bread Company, and Earth Fare our Food Pantry is open SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

The Food Pantry, available to anyone in our region who qualifies for low-income assistance, is Client Choice - meaning you shop for what you desire. Households are eligible to shop two times per month. We work hard to extend the length of a food box from 3.5 days to at least 6 days per household. 

The Food Pantry is open everyday.

No appointment necessary. 

9:00 a.m. -  11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Street: 338 Brook Hollow Road

Mail: PO Box 309

Boone, NC, 28607


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Hospitality House, a regional nonprofit transitional living facility and crisis assistance resource center, serves seven rural North Carolina counties (Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Mitchell, and Yancey) providing housing, prevention, and nutrition. Since 1984, the mission of Hospitality House has been to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment in which individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty-related crises are equipped to become self-sufficient and productive. Federal Tax ID 56-1442966.

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