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Loving Food Resources

Mission
To provide 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. To strive to show love and compassion to clients while serving their needs.

Loving Food Resources was founded in 1991 in Asheville, NC by three individuals attempting to address the food insecurity issues faced by people living with HIV/AIDS. In 1996, LFR expanded its services to people receiving Home Hospice care regardless of diagnosis. LFR is the only food pantry in WNC addressing the issue of food insecurity for these specific populations.

LFR is open on Saturdays from 11am until 2pm and is designed as a small grocery store allowing clients to do their own food selection. Volunteers staff the pantry to assist clients in their shopping, record box weights, offer food choices, and help in transporting clients home.

Loving Food Resources provides between 1.5 and 2 tons of food per week for its clients and is a partner agency of MANNA FoodBank, WNC's member of Feeding America. Our client population numbers approximately two hundred. They are referred to LFR by personal physicians, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP), the Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS), and CarePartners Hospice. There are no income requirements. LFR is a 501(c)(3), volunteer-driven, nonprofit agency.

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