Loving Food Resources (LFR) is a food pantry that provides food, health, and personal care items to people in 18 counties of WNC who are living with HIV/AIDS or who are in home hospice care with any diagnosis.
Loving Food Resources commits itself to a future with a greater positive impact in the lives of our clients and community. Organizing a food drive for LFR can help fill our shelves for clients as well as spread the word about the pantry.
Our Support Team
We are privileged to have these companies as Corporate Sponsors of Loving Food Resources
Loving Food Resources
Now in its 25th year, Loving Food Resources provides basic needs to people living with HIV/AIDS through food, health and personal care items. In 1996, LFR expanded our program to extend services to persons in Home Hospice care. On average, 90+ people utilize the Loving Food Resources self-select food pantry each week. The total amount of food and personal care items provided to each client averages 45 pounds per week.
Our clientele consists of over 200 individuals with 29% of the population being represented by women and 33% of the population being represented by minorities (African American, Hispanic, and Native American).
Loving Food Resources is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that relies on fundraising events, small grants, donations from individuals and faith communities.
Special assistance is also provided by good friends at Mountain Food Products, Farside Farms, Harris Teeter, Trader Joe's, WCQS, and Manna Food Bank.
We are fortunate to have the following Corporations as sponsors of LFR. Mountain Food Products, Gentry Heating Inc, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Groce Funeral Home and Cremation Service and Shawn Winebrenner Design.
Annual Report Summary 2017-2018 Year after year, after year, after year…? 111 Tons of Food & Personal Care Products Distributed 21 Tons Fresh Produce Distributed 4,715 Client Visits 6,260 Volunteer Hours 20K Pounds from Faith Community Food Drives $63K of Grant Support What has kept LFR going strong into its 27th year? Dedication!! The dedication of our volunteers, donors, neighbors, ...[Read More]