MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Together we can solve hunger.

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Number of People Seeking Food Assistance Increases in WNC

Largest, Most Comprehensive Analysis of Charitable Food Assistance in America Reports 107,600 Served by MANNA FoodBank Annually A new study by Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization, shows that an estimated 107,600 people in Western North Carolina turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. This is... Read more »

Empty Bowls on September 15th

Empty Bowls is the centerpiece event of Hunger Action Month. It’s a celebration of community, art, and collaboration while bringing awareness to the very real problem of hunger.  This year Empty Bowls is on Monday, September 15th, and it is MANNA’s 13th year of sponsorship. Attendees choose a bowl handmade by local artisans and enjoy a... Read more »

14 Million Pounds and Counting...

  A letter from MANNA Food Bank Executive Director, Cindy Threlkeld: As MANNA wraps up our fiscal year, we want to take a moment to thank you for your support.   We become so engaged in the logistics and daily challenges that we don’t often pause to look at what we have accomplished in partnership with... Read more »