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Blue Jean Ball: FIRE & ICE


BJB_2016_fire_and_ice_poster_front_12x18This year’s ball will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 and our theme is FIRE & ICE! The ball will be held outside MANNA’s warehouses, along the banks of the Swannanoa River. Ticket holders enjoy small tasting plates from over twenty of Asheville’s finest restaurants including Biltmore, Chestnut, Cantina at Biltmore Village, Lobster Trap, Red Stag Grill, Chai Pani, the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, and many more as well as a varied selection of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

An amazing not-so-silent auction is held during the ball, with over one hundred fabulous items and packages to choose from. Vacation packages, a signed Carolina basketball, a diamond necklace, gift baskets, and restaurant packages have been among the items available to the highest bidder.

The Blue Jean Ball is MANNA’s largest fundraising event. Every dollar raised or donated to the food bank provides enough food for 3 meals. Current estimates in our region indicate that over 107,000 people in Western North Carolina don’t have continuous access to three square meals a day. MANNA partners with 229 agencies throughout our region to get food to those facing hunger. In 2015, MANNA distributed enough food to provide 36,000 meals a day throughout the 16 counties in WNC.