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
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
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
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
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org