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9th Annual Empty Bowls
April 9, 2018
Sparta United Methodist Church
Tickets $30 each

This event has raised over $15,000 in support of feeding the hungry for 2017.

Solid Rock Food Closet building is located at 71 Womble Street, across from Alleghany CARES. This ministry assists those who are of low income and other mitigating circumstances with food assistance.

In June of 2004, The Solid Rock Food Closet continued the work of the Crisis Food Closet which began at the First Baptist Church of Sparta. Through October 2017, the Food Closet has served 8,600 people a total of 156,000 meals.

The Food Closet has several programs focused on nutrition and food distribution for Alleghany County residents.

"The Deer Hunters Program" provides deer meat during the hunting season.

"Special Needs Program" focuses on clients such as diabetics and babies.

"Summer Feeding Program" provides food for 400 students during the summer when children do not have access to free lunch. In addition to the Summer Feeding Program, the Children's Weekend Program provides food for 200 students.

Operating hours are
Monday - Thursday
10:45am - 1:45pm

Alleghany County residency
is required when
requesting assistance.

Larry Myers, Director

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