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.


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


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.


Inclement Weather Policy

In an effort to keep our volunteers and participants safe, our inclement weather plan follows the lead of Buncombe County Schools. That means,

  • If Buncombe County Schools are cancelled, Bounty & Soul markets are cancelled.

  • If Buncombe County Schools are released early due to snow, Bounty & Soul afternoon markets are cancelled.

  • If Buncombe County Schools have a delay, Bounty & Soul markets continue as normal.

If you are ever in question, please call the Bounty & Soul hotline at 828-419-0434 or check our Facebook page for the most up to date information.


FREE Zumba!

As part of our continually expanding Latino Outreach Program we have introduced FREE Zumba classes to promote a healthy lifestyle within the community. Classes take place at St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday evenings. Ages 12 and up are welcome for this fun, interactive, dance-inspired fitness class!

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