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Getting Help

Plan your visit

No ID is required in order to receive food. Drive up to the front of the building and wait for one of our friendly volunteers to come speak with you. We are open 10am-3pm Monday, Thursday, and Friday; 12:30pm-5:00pm Tuesday; and 10am-12:30pm Wednesday. We are located at 191 Skyland Drive in Sylva, NC.   Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before our closing time so that we will have time to help you.

How we can help

Food Assistance:
We have a full assortment of food items available: fresh fruits and vegetables, canned foods, frozen meats, cereals, pastas, soup, oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, and more.

Personal Items & Household Goods:
When available, we provide personal toiletry items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) and household items (toilet paper, dish detergent, etc.).  These items are donated by our generous local donors and are not always available. We do not provide furniture, clothing, household items, mattresses, or appliances.

Financial Assistance:
Limited financial assistance is available to residents of Jackson County for past due utilities, past due rent, heating, prescription co-pays, and other bills as funding allows.  To apply for financial assistance, please bring an official bill or statement showing the amount due, as well as contact information for the agency to be paid. Proof of Jackson County residency is needed to receive assistance. If we can assist you, we will pay the provider directly.  We provide financial assistance once every twelve months.  A questionnaire  is offered to all neighbors seeking financial assistance. The questionnaire assists us in receiving grant funding.

Other Assistance:
When available during the winter months, we distribute donated blankets and cold weather items. For Thanksgiving, we provide items for your Thanksgiving meal. For Christmas, we partner with our local schools to provide food bags for families to help ease the added food needs when schools are out for Winter Break.

Spiritual Assistance

As a Christian Ministry, we would be honored to provide you with a bible, bible study aids, or a referral to a local pastor.

If we cannot meet all of your needs, we can refer you to other agencies with whom we have good working relationships.