food for


in need


local children × served in Love

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me, "Then the righteous will answer Him saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me.'     

Matthew 25:35-40

In partnership with the Henderson County School System we have been given the opportunity to help local children during the summer.

Our mission is to provide these children with supplemental food when they aren't receiving regular meals at home.

We believe scripture tells us to serve and care for those in need.

Are you ready to go and share the love of Jesus with these kids?

How can you help?

We're glad you asked.



There are many options for helping.

1 – Go to our Get Involved page and see what volunteer options are available:

        - deliver food to a family near you

        - donate food

        - help pack boxes of food that get delivered to families

        - become a donation location(local businesses only)

2 – Donate to Feed the Need

        - financial donation

        - purchase a t-shirt from our store




-Feed the Need started 7 years ago out of concern for children and their health in Henderson County, North Carolina.

-Teachers and a concerned community were recognizing that children were losing weight over the summer when they did not have regular meals. A weekend Backpack program was already in place that sent home food on the weekend but nothing that assisted in the summer.

-Feed the Need partners with local churches, businesses and Henderson County schools to make sure the children are given a box of supplemental food each week. They can pick up their food at a location near their home or the food is delivered if they don’t have transportation to pick it up.  

-Carolina Baptist Association decided to take on this challenge of feeding children in need during the summer.  It’s first year there were 50 children that were provided supplemental food. Last year 576 children received supplemental food during the summer.

-The children receive an application through their counselor at school.  If the family needs the assistance over the summer, they turn in the application to the school and it is processed through Feed the Need board members.


"I know students who only receive healthy meals during the school day. The weekend backpacks during the school year have been helpful in providing for these students. It is a horrible thing to know a student can’t focus on what I’m teaching because they haven’t eaten since lunch the day before. Without Feed the Need I would worry about students over the summer. I am thankful that this program provides for so many that wouldn’t have anything solid to eat during the summer break."

-Henderson County School Teacher


"Being part of Feed the Need has been very humbling for me as a parent and an extraordinary teaching experience for my children. Watching my kids mindfully choosing items they themselves would like, then carefully packing them to be delivered and then actually seeing the gratitude on the faces of the children who receive the box leaves me speechless everytime. God is working not only in the lives of the children who receive this food but also in the hearts of the people who get to pack it. "

- Feed the Need Volunteer


While students are in school many of their needs get met from getting an education, receiving love through a smile, a hug or encouraging words. The students' physical needs are met by them receiving breakfast and lunch. So while students are in school, we as educators know that many needs are being met and supplied for but during the summer when school is out we don't know if our students are getting what they need. But one thing we do know is Feed the Need Program is there to help with this. As an educator, I'm thankful we have this program in our community and it's available there to help feed the need of students when they are not in school. So thankful to all who give, buy, serve, pack, deliver and coordinate to this.

- Henderson County School Teacher