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.

 

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.

782,744

Pounds of goodness distributed

 

87,242

Happy participants

 

903

Workshops held

 

25,804

Volunteer hours served

 

Hunger Action Month

Hunger Heroes

September was Hunger Action Month; a period when hunger relief organizations like Bounty & Soul
were raising awareness of the issues of food insecurity within our community, and recognizing
individuals and community partners who joined to create solutions. Bounty & Soul wants to thank
everyone who donated to our appeals and especially thank these businesses:

 • Native Kitchen and all their customers who ate a Pear & Bleu Panini, the proceeds of which
were donated to Bounty & Soul.

 • Louise’s Kitchen and all their customers who enjoyed Louise’s Cakes and AppalaChai, the
proceeds of which were donated to Bounty & Soul.

• The Dripolator and their customers who donated generously to support those we serve.

Click Here for a Full List of Partners

What to give on #GivingThursday

We all have that person or those people in our lives who “have everything”. A very meaningful Holiday gift that you can give them is a donation to Bounty & Soul. Every $1 donated becomes 3-4 days of fresh produce and whole grains for a local family who struggles to put enough food on the table. And, on #GivingTuesday your donation will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a generous donor who wants you to stretch your support. Your $1 becomes $2! If you do this, we will send an acknowledgement card to those you are honoring prior to the Holidays. Or, we can fill out an acknowledgement card that you can give to them. Everyone wins – Your issue with what to get that person is handled. That person gets a thoughtful gift. Local families will have food on their tables for the Holidays.

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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 canceled, Bounty & Soul markets are canceled.

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

• 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.

 

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