Lees-McRae College Helps Feed More Than 500 Families


Every year, Lees-McRae College holds an on-campus, weeks-long food drive. The money raised and items donated go to a fellow nonprofit, Feeding Avery Families, an organization that distributes approximately 500 boxes of food and feeds more than 1,000 individuals in Avery County per month. In 2016, the college’s students, faculty and staff collected enough canned goods, soups and other miscellaneous dry goods to feed more than 500 families in Avery County.


“The college students, staff and faculty at Lees-McRae are amazing to help a community in need,” said Feeding Avery Families President, Jon Cox. “Simply unbelievable.”

Did You Know?

The Lees-McRae College food drive helped contribute to nearly 50 percent of the organization’s goal in 2016.

In 2012, Feeding Avery Families provided 60 percent of food assistance in Avery County.


Service Areas

Lees-McRae College educates and engages the community in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Feeding Avery Families serves Avery County residents in need.

Learn more about Lees-McRae College here. Learn more about Feeding Avery Families here.

Brendan Ward