2017 Charitable Partner

The Highlands Food Pantry

The Highlands Food Pantry is a hunger relief organization that works to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger. In Macon County one in six people face food scarcity 365 days of the year. The Food Pantry , started in 2002 is a joint mission of the Friendship Center and the Highlands United Methodist Church serving the surrounding NC counties.

  • In 2016 we assisted 957 families (3996 individuals).
  • In 2017 so far, we’ve helped 715 families (2948 individuals).

The HFP is open weekly , operated as a 501c-3 and totally funded through private donations
Totally directed and operated by volunteers. We are a Partner Agency with MANNA in Western NC, and through the Federal Feed America Nationwide Program we receive two deliveries per month.

You can donate to the Highlands Food Pantry during checkout.

Festival Volunteer Opportunities

Want to earn a ticket to the Highlands Food & Wine festival*, meet fabulous people and have fun?  Volunteer at one of our many events!  Highlands Food & Wine relies on volunteers for the success of our events.  If you would like to participate, please sign up below.

From Festival Ambassadors that are available to answer questions, Box Office Support Staff, to security and service support – we need you! By filling out this form, we will add your information to our volunteer list. Once the festival gets closer, we will email you with a schedule of available volunteer opportunities for the weekend.

*Awarded event tickets based on event availability and capacity

Volunteer Sign Up