How to Help

How to Help

Online financial support of our COVID-19 emergency programs is now accepted.


"I'd like to help."
You've found the right place. During this uncertain time, many students and their families require assistance, and that's what our Buncombe County Schools Family Resource Center is all about. Through community volunteers, generous item donations, and financial support, we can make a difference together.

To schedule a food or toiletry item drop-off, or to volunteer, please call 828 225-4768 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. Our Family Resource Center is currently staged in the Martin L. Nesbitt Discovery Academy's cafeteria (175 Bingham Rd., Asheville, North Carolina, 28806). High-priority donation items are listed below.

Financial support will be used to assist Buncombe County students and their families. Please make checks out to "Buncombe County Schools - School Nutrition" with "COVID-19 Donation Fund 5" in the memo/comment area. Checks may be delivered to our Family Resource Center or mailed to Buncombe County Schools, Attention: Deborah Frisby, 175 Bingham Rd., Asheville, North Carolina, 28806.

Learn more about our Family Resource Center in our recent Top Story.

"I need help (or know someone who does)."
Do you know a student whose family is unable to get to our meal sites or bus locations due to lack of transportation? Do you need extra help with food boxes, school supplies, hygiene supplies, diapers, wipes, or laundry detergent, due to financial hardship? Please call 828-225-4768 to ask for assistance, between the hours of 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


Please reference the following lists to understand which kinds of items may be donated. Items need to be UNOPENED to be accepted.

Needed Household Items
Diapers (All Sizes)
Wipes
Deodorant
Laundry Detergent
Dish Washing Liquid
Shampoo
Bars of Soap
Feminine Products
Toilet Tissue
Toothpaste
Tooth Brushes
Crayons
Markers
Notebooks
Craft Supplies
Pencils / Colored Pencils
Construction Paper
Craft Glue and Glue Sticks

Needed Non-Perishable Food Items
Canned Fruit
Canned Tuna
Canned Chicken
Pop-Tarts
Granola Bars
Peanut Butter
Oatmeal
Apple sauce
Mixed Fruit Cups
Canned Ravioli
Beanie Weenies
Mac 'n Cheese
Bottled Water
Bottled Juice
Rice
Pasta/Ramen Noodles
Hot and Cold Cereals
Canned Beans
Baby Formula
Crackers
Trail Mix
Soup
Canned Veggies
Dry Fruit
Nuts (Mixed)
Honey
Jelly
Pretzels
Beef Jerfy
Baby Food
Popcorn
Rice Cakes
Powdered Millk
Dry Beans
Broth
Hamburger Helper
Kool-Aid Packets
Cookies (Chips Ahoy)
Spam
Vienna Sausage
Pudding
Pork & Beans
Pancake Mix
Chips
Tea Bags
Pedialyte
Granola
Canned Fish
Canned Poultry
Rice Kristpie Treats

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