Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bare Essentials is Making a Difference for the Month of February

Making A Difference In The Community For the month of February, Bare Essentials is partnering with Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. to help bring food to those in need. Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. provides food, clothing and other support for children and families in need in the Watauga County area and has evolved into primarily a food pantry housed at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church. Their organization is run completely by volunteers and relies on donations and fundraiser events to stock their pantry. You can help out this great organization by rounding-up a few cents with your next purchase. Our Round-Up-For-A-Cause program helped raise over $3000 for local charities in 2013. Let’s see how much better we can do in 2014! Visit the Bare Essentials website at

December 2013 Data Shows Increasing Local Needs

2013_12_dataaRumple Memorial Presbyterian Church members donated 63 pounds of food to the food pantry in December in addition donating donated 31 hours of time to the food pantry. There were 129 Holiday Meal Packs, each weighing 16 pounds. Thank  you to all our volunteers and donors.