Join in the work of Ending Hunger in WNC

Most mornings and afternoons are a busy time at MANNA. Groups of volunteers gather to sort and pack the food donations that come through our doors. From bins of apples straight from the orchard to 2,000-pound totes of rice, volunteers ensure that there are always hands at the ready to pack the food for distribution. Volunteers also pitch in to help with special events and projects like Feeding America’s Hunger Study, The Ingles Giving Tree, and the National Letter Carriers Food Drive.

This year, 7500 volunteers provided 66,000 hours of support — the equivalent of 31 full time staff! Without the wonderful individuals and groups who donate their time we could not do the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.

Kinds of volunteers needed:

  • Warehouse Volunteer
  • Distribution Assistant
  • Retail Goods Sorting Volunteer
  • Egg Candling Volunteer
  • Produce and Bread Sorter

MANNA FoodBank is a great place to volunteer with a group. Not only is volunteering a fun way to bring people together, your team will feel a great sense of accomplishment as you work with us to solve hunger in WNC. Groups are often engaged in sorting donated product, repackaging bulk food items, or putting together our weekly MANNA packs.

We offer shifts Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. If you are interested in bringing a group out to MANNA, the group leader should fill out a volunteer application form and contact our Volunteer Manager, Maxwell Gruber (mgruber@mannafoodbank.org or 828-299-3663).

Volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18 are able to volunteer at MANNA without an adult chaperone, but they must provide MANNA with a release signed by their guardian. Release of Liability for a Minor