Hickory Nut Gorge Outreachserving needs with love and compassion
Serving families extending into four counties (serving some but not all of Rutherford, Polk, Buncombe and Henderson counties), our mission is to help eliminate hunger and provide emergency services with love and compassion to those in need. All programs and activities are solely supported by our volunteers and generous donors.
weekend backpacks received during school year
families served each month
families received financial assistance
residents served each month
families fed for Thanksgiving
families fed for Christmas
children received Christmas gifts
Ways to Help
Adopt a Food for Kids recipient, fill a holiday H.O.P.E. bag, select a recipient from The Angel Tree, help fill our pantry or provide a monetary donation.
Volunteers are the backbone of our Outreach. Help staff the Food Pantry or the Food for Kids Program to make a real difference in our community.
- July 17 – August 7, 2017: School Supplies Drive
- October 6, 2017: H.O.P.E. Bag distribution to churches
- October 21-22, 2017: Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
- November 3, 2017: Final day for H.O.P.E. bags to be returned to Outreach office
- November 6, 2017: Angel Tree Gifts – Select your Angels
- November 20, 2017: Distribution of Thanksgiving Meals
- December 1, 2017: Final day for Angel Tree gifts/donations to be dropped off at Outreach
- December 11-18, 2017: Distribution of Christmas gift cards, meals & Angel Tree Gifts
- December 19, 2017 – January 4, 2018: Outreach Office Closed