MANNA FoodBank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina since 1983 and an accredited member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. MANNA is located in Asheville, North Carolina on Swannanoa River Road. In 2014 MANNA distributed 15 million pounds of food through some 248 community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties. View and download a PrintableFactSheet.

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What is MANNA’s Mission?

Our mission is to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.

Our vision is a hunger-free WNC.

Who Supports MANNA?

MANNA could not exist without the support of volunteers and donors. In 2014 we benefited from the following generous contributions:

  • 7,534 volunteers donated 66,278 hours, the equivalent of 31 full-time staff members.
  • 11,213,952 million pounds of food donated by our food industry partners.
  • $4 million in contributed income, including $1.7 million in donations from individual donors.


2014 Food IndustryWhere Does the Food Come From?

MANNA distributed 15 million pounds of food in 2014. We rely on the food industry, the state and federal government, as well as local corporate and individual donors.



Where Does the Food Go?

MANNA distributes food throughout WNC through 248 agencies in 16 counties. To find an agency, go to our Food Finder. See the map of our service area below. The numbers indicate the number of pounds distributed in each county.

2014 Pounds per county


View MANNA’s form 990 here: MANNA 2013 Form 990 PUBLIC INSPECTION COPY

View MANNA’s most recent financial audit here: 2013-2014 final audit