Haywood County has many resources to help those in need, but it can be hard to know when and where. We hope this information can help. Resources are always changing; we recommend contacting agencies about their services and schedules.

Food Pantries & Boxes

Click on each tab to see Food Pantry and Box locations for that specific area.

Bethel Baptist Church Necessity Pantry
5868 Pigeon Rd, Canton NC | 828-648-4106
Second Tuesday of the month | 3:00 – 4:30pm
Note: this is NOT a food pantry, necessities ONLY: toiletries/hygiene products, etc.

Bethel Rural Community Pantry
664 Sonoma Road, Canton NC | 908-642-5016
Second Wednesday of the month | 9:30am to 11:00am

Beaverdam Community Center
1620 N Canton Road, Canton NC | 717-265-4685
Fourth Wednesday of the month | 9:00-11:00am

Beulah Baptist Church
483 Sunset Circle, Canton NC | 828-648-6505
Every Tuesday | 9:00 to 12:00pm 

Cruso United Methodist Church Pantry
11653 Cruso Road, Canton NC
Second Friday of the month | 10:00 – 2:00pm

Feeding the Multitudes
50 Azalea Drive, Canton NC | 828-276-6375
Every Thursday: Food boxes distributed by drive thru | 12:00  2:00pm
Note: Special offerings are announced on their Facebook page

First United Methodist Church
30 Newfound Street, Canton NC
Open 24/7 | Outdoor pantry in back of parking lot

Morningstar United Methodist Church
2535 Dutch Cove Road, Canton NC | 828-648-2297
Open 24/7 | Blessings Pantry across the street from the church with food and necessities.

North Hominy Community Development Association
2670 Newfound Road, Canton NC | 828-648-6082
Third Thursday of the month | 9:00 to 10:00am

The Community Kitchen
922 Champion Drive, Canton NC | 828-648-0014
Open 5 days a week (closed Sunday and Wednesday)

5:00-6:00pm (doors open at 4:30pm)

Second and Fourth
Tuesdays of the month | 10am-12am
Fourth Wednesday of the month | 6:00-8:00pm

SHOPPING AREA | 4:30-6:00pm

Crabtree United Methodist Church
5405 Crabtree Road, Clyde NC
Open 24/7 | Outdoor Community Pantry

Fines Creek Community Development Association
*Fines Creek, Panther Creek, White Oak residents only
190 Fines Creek Road, Clyde NC | 828-329-9186
Fourth Thursday of the month | 10:00am-12:00pm

YMCA Mobile Market
15 Facility Drive, Clyde NC (Haywood Peds Office) | 828-775-7081
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month | 1:00-2:00pm
Note: Fresh fruits and vegetables

Maggie Valley United Methodist Church
4192 Soco Road, Maggie Valley NC | 828-926-8036
Every Monday and Wednesday | 10:00am-12:00pm

Shady Grove UMC Outdoor Pantry
3570 Jonathan Creek Road, Waynesville NC (By the picnic shelter)
Open 24/7

First United Methodist Church – Waynesville
566 S. Haywood Street, Waynesville NC | 828-456-9475
Every Saturday | 9:00-11:00am
Every Thursday | 5:00-6:30pm

Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry
394 Haywood Street, Waynesville NC | 828-456-6029
Monday through Friday | 10:00-11:00am
Note: Spanish speaking volunteers available on Thursdays & Fridays

Little Pantry of Grace outdoor pantry in the driveway on Miller Street | Open 24/7

Haywood Christian Ministry
150 Branner Avenue, Waynesville NC | 828-456-4838
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9:00am-12:00pm;
FOOD BOX: (1 box/week) | 1:00-4:00pm
Note: Must interview in office for first time recipients.

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
250 Pigeon Street, Waynesville NC (HART Theater Parking lot)
(Season begins April and ends December)
Every Saturday | 9:00am – 12:00pm
– Double your SNAP/EBT benefits with free
– Double Up Food Bucks for ALL produce and plant starts!

Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center
450 Pigeon Street, Waynesville NC | 828-452-7232
FOOD DISTRIBUTION: March 15 | 2:00-4:00pm

Second Season Pantry
156 Boundary Street, Waynesville NC
Tuesday through Friday | 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-3:00pm

The Salvation Army
290 Pigeon Street, Waynesville NC | 828-456-7111
FOOD+RENT, UTILITIES: Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 10:00am-2:00pm
FOOD BOXES: Monday–Friday | 8:30- 4:30 (Must Interview First)

Head Start Location
489 Pigeon Street, Waynesville NC

Snappy Lube/KMart Location
19 Bradley Street, Waynesville, NC

Bethel Grocery
5692 Pigeon Road, Waynesville, NC

More Haywood County Food Resources

More Help For Kids
(For Children up to 18 years old)

The following restaurants will provide free food for kids upon request:

Black Bear Café
162 Pisgah Drive, Canton NC | 828-648-1003

2107 S. Main St, Waynesville NC | 828-456-9135

Summer Meal Program
Meals available at no charge | Monday – Thursday: 11:00am-12:00pm (June 11th – August 11th)
Schools providing dine-in or take-out (children must be present): Clyde Elementary, Jonathan Valley Elementary, North Canton Elementary

Fuego Food Truck
Location changes check Facebook or call 828-476-7930
* Cheese quesadilla and fries free for kid

Kornerstone Kafe
1092 N. Main St, Waynesville NC | 828-550-2265

Morningstar United Methodist Church
2535 Dutch Cove Road, Canton NC | 828-648-2297
Open 24/7 | Blessings Pantry available with food, books, school supplies and necessities.

North Hazelwood Baptist Church
809 Hazelwood Ave, Waynesville NC | 828-508-6720
Third Saturday of the month | 9:00-11:00am
Baby ministry: food/formula, diapers, etc

Free Meals
(For Seniors over 60)

Mountain Projects Congregate Nutrition

The Congregate Nutrition Program is available in three locations in Haywood County. This program provides a nutritionally balanced meal. The Congregate Nutrition Program is available free of charge to anyone age 60 or over. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to participate, for a nominal fee.

High Street Baptist Church
73 High Street, Canton NC | 828-506-5161
Ages <60 may reserve meals for $5.00

Maggie Valley Town Hall
3987 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC | 828-926-3099, ext. 110

Waynesville Armory
44 Boundary Street, Waynesville, NC | 828-452-7029

Available to All

First United Methodist Church
566 S. Haywood St, Waynesville NC | 828-456-9475
Every Saturday | 8:00-11:00am Hot breakfast and lunches
Every Saturday | 8:00-10:00am Showers available

Haywood Pathways Center
179 Hemlock St, Waynesville NC | 828-246-0332
7 Days a Week | 6:30pm To-go supper at Holy Cow Food Truck (open on limited basis – check Facebook)

The Community Kitchen
394 Champion Drive, Canton NC | 828-648-0014
(Closed Sunday and Wednesday)
5 days a week | 4:30-6:00pm

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