About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help provide basic non-perishable food to families and individuals in Watauga County and to supplement other county services and help fill in the gap in availability parameters. We are a 501(c)3 organization. The EIN number is 27-2661003

Who Qualifies

The Blowing Rock Cares Food Pantry provides services to Watauga County residents.


Blowing Rock CARES was started in November 2009 by Grandparent Linda Laughter, Parent Liz Tincher and Blowing Rock School Secretary Trish Kohlasch after playground discussions in October.  In the first 7 months an average of 20 children and adults were helped each month.

As of 2013, Blowing Rock CARES has evolved to a resource run by the Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Contact Information

Please contact Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock for more information at

828.295.7675 ext. 19 (Please a message with name and contact information and your returned.)

Mailing Address

Blowing Rock CARES
P.O. Box 1203
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605




Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church
1218 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605, USA