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Over the last five years, the Clay County Food Pantry served, on average 2000 families a month, and distributed an average of 12,000 boxes of food per year.  CCFP, like other regional pantries, experienced a decline in clients in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID concerns. Clients avoided public places and had other assistance was available to them. As those programs expire, and inflation impacts family grocery bills, we expect to see a return to higher demand. Likewise, inflation will impact the amount of food that CCFP can purchase, making your donations even more important. 

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2022-2023 Board of Directors

Fred Sickel - President & CEO

Bill Rice - Vice President

Sandy Jersey - Treasurer

Fannie Watson - Secretary

Sandi Culley

Linda Godwin

Sharon Hayden

Linda Kennedy

Bob McGinnis

John Roler

Judy Schmitt

Jerry Sullivan

Susan Warner

Pictured, left to right are current officers Bill Rice, Fannie Watson, Sandy Jersey and Fred Sickel


CCFP Officers and Board Members serve two-year terms. Interested in serving? Contact Us

Our Key Supporters

American Legion of Clay County Post 532

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Charlotte

Chatuge Hills Assembly of God

Cherokee Preservation

Clay County Board of Commissioners

Clay County Community Foundation

Clay County (NC) Government

Clay County Rotary Club

Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Charities

First United Methodist of Union County GA

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Gottlieb Family Matching Fund

Hayesville Church of Christ

Hayesville First United Methodist Church

Hayesville Grade School & High School

Hayesville Presbyterian Church


Hiawassee Church of Christ

Highland Cashiers Foundation

Ingles Market - Hayesville

Ingles Supermarket Company

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

John C. Campbell Folk School

MANNA Food Bank - Asheville

Moss Memorial Baptist Church

Nantahala Foundation

Presbytery of WNC

St. William Catholic Catholic Church

Snap-On Tools Power Tool Plant

United States Postal Service, Hayesville

United Way of Cherokee & Clay Counties

Walmart - Murphy NC

Zborowski Trust

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September 29, 2022

The Clay County Food Pantry was voted best charity by the Clay County Progress Readers in 2022

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