Bounty & Soul is serving about 600 individuals per week with over 6,000 pounds of fresh produce.
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Local growers New Sprout, Barefoot Farms, and Rise Up Rooted donate large amounts of produce and welcome our volunteers to glean their fresh produce for markets.
“.. I never knew how to grow it or cook it myself until I was taught through Bounty & Soul. Now I’m cooking …!” -Barbara, Flat Creek, NC
36% of our participants are under the age of 18. Bennett is just one child that absolutely loves visiting the big green truck!
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We are inspired daily by the hard work and passion of our volunteers.
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“My family has never eaten so well thanks to the Bounty & Soul market” Anne, working single mother of 4

A non-profit organization creating healthier communities by providing fresh healthy food, nutrition literacy and health & wellness resources for our neighbors in need. We are committed to developing a cooperative model that can be used in communities across the country where food insecurity and malnutrition are present.

nourish

We provide free fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods at our markets.

inspire

We empower and support our participants to live  healthy, happy, fulfilling lives.

teach

We offer fun and interactive health & wellness classes and cooking demonstrations.

connect

We build supportive communities centered in a common bond of love and respect.

703,204

Pounds of goodness distributed

77,568

Happy participants

686

Workshops held

21,586

Volunteer hours served

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VegOut!

Our Second Annual VegOut Fundraiser, presented by Native Kitchen, is taking place Saturday, June 10 from 1-6pm at Pisgah Brewing Company. Join us for a fun-filled, kid-friendly afternoon featuring music from three local bands, yoga, the LEAF Easel Rider, a bounce house and more! A portion of sales from Pisgah, Farm to Fender’s food truck and other community partners will benefit our cause. Hope to see you there!

 

Swannanoa Mobile Market Moves to Owen Middle School

Our Thursday Mobile Market in Swannanoa has officially moved to Owen Middle School, located at 730 Old US Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778. Markets take place from 5-6pm following a Healthy Cooking Class open to all which will also take place at the school from 4:15-5pm. We are excited about the new space, which will allow us to continue growing and serving the community!

New Health Coaching Program

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, we are excited to announce our new Health Coaching Program, which will enable selected Bounty & Soul participants to embark on a 12 week journey to holistic well-being. Our two certified health and wellness coaches, Valerie Holbert and Christine Elliot, will be working one on one with participants, supporting and assisting them in creating and achieving personal goals. They will also lead group classes to create a network of support and community. Health coaches are professionally trained, caring counselors that work with participants to explore specific concerns and discover the tools needed for a lifetime of balance. Part of this grant will also allow for the continued expansion of our partnership with the Yoga Service Movement, including additional yoga resources and monthly health and wellness presentations by Danielle Rottenberg, a certified Ayurveda Yoga Practitioner and Aromatherapist.

 

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