Bounty & Soul is serving nearly 700 individuals per week with over 7,500 pounds of fresh produce.
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“.. 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
Local growers New Sprout Organic Farms, Barefoot Farms, and Rise Up Rooted Farm donate large amounts of produce and welcome our volunteers to glean their fresh produce for markets.
We are inspired daily by the hard work and passion of our volunteers.
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We have distributed over 750,0000 pounds of healthy and delicious food.
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We love every single one of our 84,983 happy participants.
“We are a community of love and acceptance.” – Ali Casparian, Founder and Director of Programs
Our partnerships with local universities allow students to gain hands-on experience while completing professional internships.
Our Rooted in Health classes teach participants about creating and leading healthy lifestyles.

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



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


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


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


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


Pounds of goodness distributed



Happy participants



Workshops held



Volunteer hours served


Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide initiative in which hunger relief organizations team up to raise funds and awareness to help combat hunger in their local communities. Throughout the month, Bounty & Soul will be raising awareness of the issue of hunger in our community. Over 30,000 people in Buncombe County are food insecure, or unsure where their next meal is coming from. Bounty & Soul reaches over 700 individuals every week, but there is much more to be done.  Join Bounty & Soul by donating your time or making a cash donation.  Every $1 raised enables Bounty & Soul to provide 3-4 days of fresh, healthy produce for families, seniors, children and others who struggle with hunger and their health. For information about Hunger Action Month and to learn how you can become locally involved, please contact Bounty & Soul by emailing or calling (828) 419-0533.

Click HERE to view the full list of ways to get involved!

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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