Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church

Founded in 1939

Welcome to Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church, a small community church west of Boone in a beautiful mountain setting.

We encourage you to come, visit and worship with us at 9 a.m. every Sunday.

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Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church was established on  November  12,  1939.

Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church has suspended all activities in the church’s building until conditions warrant.

From: Denise Presnell <>
Subject: Resource list (3/25/2020)
Date: March 25, 2020 at 3:11:28 PM EDT
We encourage anyone who wishes to help with food, financial donations, or volunteering to contact Health and Hunger Coalition, Hospitality House, Greenway Baptist Church Food Pantry, or Casting Bread Food Pantry through Faithbridge United Methodist Church.
Also, please consider supporting Rumple Memorial in Blowing Rock. They are providing over 70 food boxes per week to three schools alone, then countless more to other churches, groups, and individuals. Email:

If you wish to help in other ways, you may email Denise Presnell at

Children’s Council

Free diaper bank on Wednesdays from 8:30-4:30.  For Watauga County residents, they will have diapers, wipes, and formula.

School Take and Go Meals

  • Lunch and a packed breakfast for the next day will be served at Bethel, Mabel, Green Valley, Valle Crucis, and Watauga High schools from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each of the days that schools are closed for students.
  • Dinner and breakfast for the next day will be served at Hardin Park School and Brushy Fork Baptist Church, located at 3915 Highway 421 North in Vilas, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each of the days school is closed for students.
All children under the age of 18 may get free meals at these sites regardless of where they live or attend school in Watauga County. Meals will be similar to what students receive from a normal school lunch/breakfast and will include items like sandwiches, vegetables and salads along with milk fruit and juice.

Food Agencies/Resources

  • Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S., Rumple Memorial, 1218 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC  Food Pantry:  Mondays 9 am – 12 noon., Fridays 4-6 pm
  • Boone United Methodist Church:   To-go meals and food boxes. Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm.
  • Casting Bread (Faithbridge, 194 Aho Rd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605):  Hot lunch. To-go boxes. Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 am – 1pm.  Can come every day.  Food Pantry:  Thursdays, 10:30 am – 3 pm. Drive-thru. Families can get food boxes twice a month.
  • FARM Cafe:   Grab and go meals – for anyone, adults or children – 11 am to 2 pm, Monday – Friday.  Donations accepted.
  • Greenway Baptist Church, 880 Greenway Rd., Boone NC:  Food boxes. Open Thursday 10 am – 2:30 pm.
  • Health and Hunger Coalition:  Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm. Curb-side service.  Fresh produce and other perishables and to-go meals once a week. Families can get food boxes twice a month.
  • Hospitality House:  Meals served three times a day (6:30-8:30 am, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, 5:30-6:30 pm). Food pantry is open 7 days a week (9 am – 11 am and 1 pm – 4 pm). May pick up twice a month .
  • Western Watauga Food Outreach:   Our regular Thursdays 4-6 pm food bag distribution is moving from Community Center to Henson’s Chapel UMC located at 120 Henson Hollar Rd, Vilas, NC 28692. As a precautionary measure, we will be distributing only as a drive-through.  Enter in the drive of the house next to the church and circle around to the back of the church. Weekly bags are available as long as we can during the virus. Hot meal dinners have been discontinued until further notice.
In addition to the list of community resources and the grab and go meals and dinners provided by Watauga County Schools, community faith partners, businesses, and others will be handing out food boxes at the locations listed below. ***These are first-come, first-serve with limited supplies. Changes may happen without notice due to availability and other government restrictions.
List of Additional Churches and Schools for Pick-Up Locations
Name of Church
Times and Days of service
Boone UMC
471 New Market Blvd, Boone, NC 28607
Hot meals to go and Food boxes Thursdays, 5-6:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
131 Big Valley St, Boone, NC 28607
Food boxes
Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm
Hardin Park School
(behind the building, from the bus lot)
361 Jefferson Rd., Boone NC
Food boxes
Thursdays, 1-3 pm
To go dinner and breakfast for the next day, Mon.-Fri., 4-6 pm
High Country United Church of Christ
8235 U.S. Hwy 421 N, Vilas, NC 28692
Food boxes
Saturdays 10:30am-1pm Mondays 5:15pm-7pm
Mount Vernon Baptist Church
3505 Bamboo Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Food boxes Tuesdays 4-5:30
Parkway Elementary School
160 Parkway School Dr, Boone, NC 28607
Food boxes Tuesdays, 1-3 pm
191 Howard Street, Boone NC 28607
Food boxes Wednesdays 1-4pm
The Rock
215 Boone Heights Dr #301, Boone, NC 28607
(entrance between Mint and Skyline National Bank)
Food boxes
Wednesday & Sundays 5-7 pm
Valle Crucis School
2998 Broadstone Rd.
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
To-go meals
Mon. – Fri., 11 am – 1 pm
Food boxes
Wednesdays 11 am – 1 pm
Watauga High School
(behind the building at the cafeteria doors)
300 Go Pioneers Dr.
Boone, NC 28607
To-go lunches and breakfast for the next day.
Mon.-Fri., 11 am – 1 pm
Watauga County Schools teachers and staff will be making contact with students and families through phone calls and emails. However, if you have an unmet food need, please email the contact for your school listed below.
School point of contact people:
Bethel – Megan Langdon,
Blowing Rock – Heather Holbrook,
Cove Creek – Mary Smalling,
Green Valley – Heather Holbrook,
Hardin Park – Denise Presnell,
Mabel – Megan Langdon,
Parkway – Megan Langdon,
Valle Crucis – Bonnie Smith,
WHS – Jennifer Wandler,

Denise Presnell, MSW
School Social Worker

Hardin Park Elementary School
361 Jefferson Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Note:  All email correspondence to and from this address is subject to public review under the North Carolina public records law.  As a result, messages may be monitored by and disclosed to third parties.

In compliance with federal law, Watauga County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.

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