HUNGER.

13.4% of Mitchell County residents
are living below the poverty line.

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff
is committed to seeing that
“No One Goes Hungry in Mitchell County”

A HELPING HAND.

 

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff
offers connections to community resources
for those in need.

WE NEED YOU.

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff seeks
donations of food and money,
plus we love to have volunteers
to help us serve those in need.

You are our lifeline!

So No One Goes Hungry in Mitchell County

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff is a non-profit North Carolina corporation whose sole purpose is to provide temporary food and heating assistance to residents of Mitchell County who are in need.

Shepherd’s Staff serves all of Mitchell County, from Buladean and Tipton Hill in the west, to Bakersville, Cane Creek, Ledger, and Penland in central Mitchell County, to Spruce Pine, Grassy Creek, and Little Switzerland in the east.

Our food pantry is a partner agency with MANNA Food Bank of Western North Carolina and we receive support from United Way of Mitchell County and donations from local individuals, businesses, and churches.

This ministry is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with staff operating  under the supervision and guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors.

By The Numbers…

The statistics concerning hunger in Western North Carolina speak to the tremendous need in our region.

Number of individuals in WNC who sought emergency food assistance in 2010

  • Percentage of households in WNC served by food banks who have children 84%
  • Percentage of households seeking assistance who have at least one employed adult 36%