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Our Mission...

It is our vision to meet the basic hunger needs, for all people in Watauga County, by having access to nutritious food. We strive to meet our community’s food insecurity needs by providing nutritious groceries to people in need. As longtime leaders in the fight against hunger, we believe that working together as one will improve overall access to healthy food in a way that ensures kindness, dignity and hope. We believe that access to nutritious food is a fundamental human right. Therefore, we are guided by the following core values: We believe that all people have inherent worth. We are committed to equitable and inclusive treatment. We strive to provide quality service to our clients. We efficiently leverage donated resources and volunteer time to further the mission of Blowing Rock Cares.
We are a 501(c)3 organization. EIN# 27-2661003

A stack of canned and boxed foods
Canned foods stacked up vertically
Three shelves full of donated non-perishable foods
Our History

Where we came from

Blowing Rock Cares was started in November 2009 by Grandparent Linda Laughter, Parent Liz Tincher, and Blowing Rock School Secretary Trish Kohlasch after playground discussions in October.  In the first 7 months an average of 20 children and adults were helped each month.

As of 2013, Blowing Rock Cares has evolved into a resource of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Front facing view of a stone church sanctuary on a cloudy day
Architectural floor plan for the future food pantry of Blowing Rock Cares
Our Future

Where we're going

The future is extremely bright for Blowing Rock Cares! We will be building a brand new space for the food pantry as part of Rumple Church's approved Master Plan. Stay tuned for more!

The team behind
Blowing Rock Cares