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8th Annual Empty Bowls
April 10, 2017
Sparta United Methodist Church
Tickets $30 each

This event has raised over $77,000 in support of feeding the hungry over the past six years.

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. During that year, a total of 2,915 clients were served. With growth each year; in 2013 it served an average of 1,079 people a month, 19,428.

The Food Closet has several programs focused on nutrition and food distribution of 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 450 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 450 students.

Operating hours are
Monday - Thursday
10:45am - 1:40pm

A photo ID and proof of
Alleghany County residency
is required when
requesting assistance.

Larry Myers, Director

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