Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff Welcomes You

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Volunteers at Food Bank
Putting Groceries in the Trunk
Food Delivery
Packing Cans
Community Service

Location and Hours

The Shepherd's Staff serves Mitchell County residents

We are located at 6565 S 226 HWY, Spruce Pine, NC

(between Spruce Pine & Bakersville, NC)

Monday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



In October of 1983, the women of several Spruce Pine Churches recognized a need for a ministry to help the disadvantaged in Mitchell County. They came together and formed Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff. Today, the Shepherd’s Staff is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization with the primary goal of defeating hunger in Mitchell County.  The Shepherd’s Staff has modified its services based on the funds available. When funding was abundant the Shepherd’s Staff helped people with medicines, rent, utilities, and clothing. As donations decreased, the board decided that the food pantry would be the priority and assistance with heat or utilities would be done on a funds available basis. Solid leadership coupled with multiple revenue streams in the form of grants, multiple church sponsorships, private donations, the MANNA partnership, and fundraisers have allowed Shepherd’s Staff to serve the people of Mitchell County for 33 years and to continue that service for the foreseeable future.


Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff is a 501(c)(3) non-profit North Carolina corporation with the purpose to provide temporary food and heating assistance to Mitchell County residents who are in need. This fulfills our mission of, "No one goes hungry in Mitchell County."

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Spruce Pine Potters Market
October 10, 10 am

Join the Spruce Pine Potters Market for a online gathering our region's outstanding ceramic artists! Sales go live Oct. 10 at 10 am. In addition, you can purchase unlimited raffle entries for $5.00 each to benefit the MC Shepherd's Staff and Neighbors Feeding Neighbors.



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