About Us


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.

Who Qualifies

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

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 call will be returned.)

Mailing Address

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

Email us at:






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