In Western North Carolina, 1 in 6 people and 1 in 4 children are food insecure. Here in Polk County, hundreds of people shop in our food pantry every year. Single moms, hurting families, out of work individuals, elderly or disabled people find themselves without enough food to survive.
Through our Food Assistance program, and those who partner with us donating in-kind gifts and making monetary contributions to our annual fund, Outreach is able to serve those who need food, through our client choice food pantry and Feed-a-Kid program.
Our food pantry is set up & arranged much like a grocery store, where clients enjoy a shopping experience, selecting the foods they like cook & what their family enjoys eating. In addition to food, Outreach also provides other important household and hygiene items such as diapers, baby formula, toothbrushes and toothpaste, dog and cat food, toilet paper, paper towels and other durable goods.
To learn more about our services and eligibility requirements, please click these links or contact Outreach at 828-894-2988 or 134 White Drive, Columbus NC.