Food Pantry

The LBC Food Pantry's Mission
To relieve hunger and instill hope in our community by supplying food,
love and kindness to those in need.

‘"For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

Matthew 25:25-40

Dates of Operation

Every 1st Tuesday  of each month
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (weather permitting)

In the event of a food emergency please contact our food pantry coordinator at (828) 301-2172. 

We feel honored to serve our community and look forward to meeting new faces and extending our love toward those in need.

Food Pantry FAQ


Who can receive food from Leicester Baptist Church Food Pantry?

Our food distributions are intended for Buncombe and Madison County residents in need of food assistance.


What information do I have to give?

We only ask for a name, phone number and the number of family members in your household.


How does the distribution work?

Currently, we are in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and distributions will be held as follows until further notice:

  • Clients will be served by a drive up/no touch
  • We ask that you do not come early and do not get out of your vehicle, as we are having to work strategically to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
  • Items will be pre-boxed based on the size of your household.


Where is the distribution located?


The distribution takes place out of our fellowship hall, which is a metal building located right behind the church building. As previously stated, clients will currently be served from their vehicles.


Where does the inventory come from?


Church members give monetary donations to our food pantry which is used purchase items from MANNA Food Bank and other food donations are given as well.


How can I help?

We are always grateful for support and prayers! If you feel led to give, please feel free to do so by selecting “GIVE” from the menu options at the top of our page.

If you have food that you would like to donate please contact our food pantry coordinator at (828) 301-2172.

All nonperishable items are welcome, but here are some items that are a consistent need:

  • Boxed potato flakes
  • Canned beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Canned vegetables
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti Sauce