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Food pantries currently operating in Burke County


Here is a list of food pantries currently operating in Burke County. If there is a food pantry we have missed, please contact Saydie Bean at 828-445-8595 with the information


Bridge 42 Church

Where: 107 Calvin Heights St.

When: Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon

Contact: 828-584-2876 or 

Burke United Christian Ministries

Where: 305-B West Union St. 

When: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; except for Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact: 828-433-8075 or

Burkemont Baptist Church

Where: 4668 Burkemont Road 

When: Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact: 828-437-2357

Church of Christ 

Where: 404 Lenoir Road 

When: Emergency only with DSS Passport 

Contact: 828-433-0478

Glen Alpine United Methodist Church

Where: 410 Linville St. 

When: Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon

Contact: 828-584-1292

Outreach Center

Where: 512 E. Fleming Drive

When: Food distribution is held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions will be held the Tuesday before their holiday. 

Contact: 828-439-8300 or 

Pleasant View Baptist Church

Where: 1834 U.S. 70 E. 

When: First and Third Wednesdays by appointment from 9 a.m. to noon. You must provide income verification and the application.

Contact: 828-437-3469

Summit Community Church

Where: 407 S. Green St. 

When: Free meal every Monday at 5:30 p.m. 

Contact: 828-437-2761


Oak Ridge Baptist Church

Where: 7449 Oak Ridge Church Road

When: Third Monday and Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact: 828-874-0891


Abernathy Memorial United Methodist

Where: 960 Malcolm Boulevard 

When: Fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon

Contact: 828-879-8894

Crosslink Church: 

Where: 400 Malcolm Boulevard 

When: Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact: 828-874-0428


Waldensian Presbyterian Church 

Where: 109 Main St. in East Valdese (Must live by Rutherford College, Valdese, or Drexel)

When: Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Contact: 828-874-2531


East Burke United Christian Ministries 

Where: 103 Third Ave. SE (Must live east of Mineral Springs Mountain Road in Valdese)

When: Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon

Contact: 828-397-7074


First Baptist of Drexel

Where: 200 S. Main Street 

When: Second Sunday of the month at 5:45 p.m.

Contact: 828-437-3351