According to the nonprofit Homeward Bound WNC, close to half of those experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County are veterans, a figure that also includes people benefiting from long-term transitional housing programs.
Joel Edelson only meant to sell books to pay for college. Instead, going door to door, he became the first Jew many of the folks in a rural area he traveled had ever had met in their lives. “I became an ambassador for Judaism,” says Edelson, president of the Mountain Synagogue in Franklin, recalling his […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features an album by Window Cat, a fundraiser to feed homeless veterans and a project that aims to help bereaved families through the death of an infant.
Waynesville honors one of mother nature’s most pungent offerings for the 86th year; Farm Burger adds a South Asheville location; and Belly Up Food Truck helps out those in need of food with a new pay-it-forward initiative.
Through grassroots community collaborations, Food Connection saves many thousands of pounds of fresh, unused food from the trash each year, transporting it by taxi to be distributed to residents in need. A federal law allows businesses to donate wholesome food items to feed the hungry without legal liability.