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Free Little Pantries and Libraries in Macon, Swain, and Jackson Counties

Over the last few years, the number of Free Little Pantries, as well as Free Little Libraries, have grown substation all in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties. Serving the community by providing free books or needed canned goods and personal hygiene items, these pantries are invaluable resources for the community. 

While this list does not exhaust all locations, it is an attempt to collect information about the location of these pantries in each county to help both those in need be. More aware of the resources as well as let those wanting to help stock the pantries know of available options. 

Free Little Pantry 

Macon County 

In front of Franklin First Assembly Church on East Main Street

Going down old Murphy Road off of Waldroop Road. 

Near Taco Bell in front of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce

In the parking lot of Asbury Church in Otto, next to the Old School Knife Works

In Front of Bethel United Methodist Church 

In front of the Historical Cowee School

In the parking lot of Black Mountain Church on South Skeenah

On Bethel Church Road off of Highlands Road

Off Louisa Church Road by the Church

On Sloan Road by The Lutheran Church 

In front of Ace Hardware in Franklin 

Iotla United Methodist Church outside of fellowship Hall

 

Swain County 

The Giving Spoon: 828-488-2480

Hot meals served every Monday and Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m.

Bryson City Presbyterian Church, 311 Everett St., Bryson City

Jackson County 

In Sylva, on Railroad Avenue near Bridge Park Pavilion (food pantry). Bridge Park public parking lot also has totes where blankets and clothing can be found.

Food Pantry located in front of Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church in Dillsboro

Located in front of Lifeway Community Church at the corner of Allen Street and Railroad Avenue in Sylva.

Free Little Library Locations 

Macon County

Across from Iotla School in Church Parking Lot

Historical Cowee School

In front of The Franklin Press

In the Union Academy Parking lot

In front of the community building In Scaly 

At Parker Meadows Recreation Complex at the picnic area by the parking lot

Otto Community Center

Holly Springs Community Building 

In front of Town Hall in Franklin 

Mulberry United Methodist Church in Otto 

Jackson County 

In Dillsboro – beside Dillsboro Town Hall 

In Webster – two locations, at the post office and on Buchanan Loop Road 

Inside the Sylva park 

Swain County 

Swain County Visitor Center/Heritage Museum in Bryson City.

 

If you know of a location that needs to be added to this list, please email us at editor@thesouthernscoopnews.com

One Comment

  1. Rebecca Chastain Rebecca Chastain January 21, 2021

    IOTLA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH HAS A FOOD PANTRY OUTSIDE OUR FELLOWSHIP HALL BEHIND THE CHURCH. AND ALSO A LITTLE LIBRARY IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH. WE ARE RIGHT ACROSS FROM IOTLA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

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