Pantry with a Purpose

Emergency Pantry

Many women and their families in our area are struggling to manage basic needs. This can be because of unemployment, because a woman needs to leave her house quickly due to domestic violence, or various other financial emergencies. Women’s Resource Center provides personal and cleaning products. These items are important for self-esteem and healthy personal hygiene.

These items cannot be purchased through government food assistance program benefits, such as SNAP or WIC.

Please call (828) 322-6333 for an eligibility screening to access the Emergency Pantry.


Feminine Hygiene Products

Feminine hygiene products (tampons/pads/liners) are available on a walk-in / as needed basis. A screening is not required for these items. Please stop by an let the front desk know you are in need of these items.


Welcome Home Kits

As part of experiencing homelessness, women and their families frequently have to leave behind their basic household items, taking only their clothes. The transition back into stable housing is often expensive, with deposits for rent and utilities quickly exhausting a family’s available savings. WRC wants to see families comfortably and safely settled into their new homes, so we have expanded our pantry to accommodate these specific circumstances.

In addition to our standard emergency pantry items, Welcome Home kits include additional items needed to maintain a new-to-you home, such as a broom, mop, trash bin, etc. These are supplemental items meant to help a woman and her family to settle into their new home after transitioning out of homelessness or a shelter environment. Welcome Home Kits will be available specifically through referrals from our partner agencies, who are already familiar with the woman and her family’s situation.

An appointment/screening will be required once the referral form is received.

Referral forms will be available January 2nd, 2020. If you are a provider and would like a copy of our referral form, please contact us at


If you are interested in donating to Pantry with a Purpose please see below for a list of all needed items.


 Personal Hygiene

 Welcome Home “Basics”

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