NC has activated 211 as the non-emergency hotline for COVID-19 information. Please dial 2-1-1 for updated information, or visit www.nc211.org.
We will post information, as it is received from community nonprofits, and continue to update as situations evolve. We encourage you to contact the individual agency via telephone, or visit their website, to ensure accuracy of the information listed.
Updated as of April 3, 2020.
North Carolina Food Assistance Texting Service - TEXT FOODNC TO 877-877 OR TEXT COMIDA TO 877-877
Calvary Episcopal Food Pantry, 828-684-6266, 2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher
Open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and offering a drive-through menu for food box pick up.
Council on Aging (COA) for Henderson County, 828-692-6693, www.coahc.org
The Meals-on-Wheels (MOW) program will be shifting from hot meal delivery to once a week frozen delivery of 5 meals, completed by staff members, starting Monday, March 30. The COA Thrift Stores located in Hendersonville and Etowah are currently closed. Please check their Facebook pages at facebook.com/HVLThrift/ or facebook.com/EtowahThrift/ for any updates.
Etowah United Methodist Church - Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, 828-891-4360, 110 Brickyard Road, Etowah
Open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and offering curbside food box pick-up.
FNS/Food Stamp Benefits temporarily increased to ensure food access and reduce trips to store.
Click here for press release: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/families-receive-enhanced-benefits-ensure-food-access
Families and individuals who do not currently receive benefits can apply online with ePass or call MANNA’s toll free FNS/Food Stamp Eligibility HelpLine at 1-800-820-1109. Click here to learn more https://www.mannafoodbank.org/where-to-get-help/foodstamps-fns-eligibility/
Hendersonville Rescue Mission (HRM), 828-697-1354, www.hendersonvillerescuemission.com
For the next three months, HRM will only be serving four (4) North Carolina counties: Henderson, Polk, Transylvania, and Rutherford. For our residents, HRM will continue to feed, shelter, clothe, and counsel on our regular schedule until further notice.
Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM), 828-697-7029, www.iamhc.org
Hours for service are now Monday-Friday from 12 noon - 4 p.m. We have reduced the hours we are open to enable staff to pre-pack food orders and sanitize. Until further notice, all interviews will be conducted on site at IAM via phone (828-697-7029). IAM has phones available for those who come to IAM with no access to a phone.
MANNA Food Bank, Food Helpline: 1-800-820-1109, or click here to find a local food pantry near you.
The Storehouse, 828-692-8300, 1049 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville
Open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pre-made boxes delivered outside.
Financial & Legal Resources
OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling, 828-255-5166, www.ontrackwnc.org
Counseling appointments which are already scheduled, will be conducted by phone. Because of the virus, all Free Tax preparation appointments in April are canceled and we will not be rescheduling these appointments at this time. The IRS and NC have extended the tax filing deadline until July 15, learn more here. All education classes have been cancelled through April 30.
Pisgah Legal Services, 828-253-0406, www.pisgahlegal.org
We will continue to provide all of our services but are not available in-person at this time. If you are seeking our services, you can call us to apply or apply online here. Please make sure that your phone is set up to accept calls from our phone number and for us to leave a message. The NC Judicial Branch has notified us that all eviction hearings and foreclosure hearings MUST be continued for 30 days effective March 16, 2020. For questions about unemployment benefits and insurance, click here.
The Free Clinics, 828-697-8422, www.thefreeclinics.org
The Free Clinics has reduced its pharmacy hours as follows until further notice:
While pharmacy window hours are reduced we are extending refill prescriptions to 3 months (90 days) whenever clinically possible. We have moved all regular clinical services, including group visits, to a virtual telehealth format. We remain open for in-person service during our weekly Tuesday evening walk-in medical clinic and for service at our pharmacy. We remain open as a “safe space” for some of our most vulnerable and scared patients to visit when they have nowhere else to go. Eligibility for all current TFC clients has been extended until June 15th, reducing the need for non-urgent visits from current patients, and allowing more time to process new clients, who may have recently become unemployed and/or lost their insurance.