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It’s our mission to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger. Fresh News keeps you up-to-date on the latest MANNA events and benefits and provides updates and stories highlighting the impact of our current programs and food distribution. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.

Give A Little. Feed A Lot.

This year, #GivingTuesday is December 1. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving to charitable causes in response to the two days after Thanksgiving that are dedicated to buying: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In anticipation of #GivingTuesday, we are starting a movement for gratitude. Join our #GratefulGiving Movement and Create Hope for the Holidays… Read more »

MANNA’s Executive Director, Cindy Threlkeld, Retiring this Spring

MANNA FoodBank’s Executive Director, Cindy Threlkeld, publicly announced her retirement this week. Threlkeld’s five year tenure as MANNA’s Executive Director has been a period of record growth and development. Threlkeld will retire as Executive Director in late spring of 2016. The economic challenges facing Western North Carolina have grown tremendously since the recession of 2008…. Read more »

Help MANNA Wrap Up Hunger!

The holiday shopping season is upon us! But don’t worry: MANNA is here to relieve some of the stress from your holiday gift-giving. Starting Wednesday, December 2, MANNA will be running our first-ever Wrap Up Hunger gift wrapping table at the Asheville Mall! Bring your holiday packages to our Wrap Up Hunger table from Dec. 2 until Dec. 24,… Read more »

The 23rd Annual Ingles Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony

Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank invite you to attend the 23nd annual lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, from 5-7 PM. The Giving Tree is a 10-ton construction of non-perishable food items donated by Ingles Markets, and constructed and decorated by MANNA FoodBank staff and volunteers. Laura Ingle will… Read more »

Hunger Action Month 2015: A Record-Setting Year

Hunger Action Month happens every September, and this year’s was one of our best yet! We set multiple records, held some amazing events, and best of all, connected even more with our Western North Carolina community. Hunger Action Day, which was September 3, was the day we asked the community to wear orange, the color of hunger… Read more »

This Hunger Action Month, We Celebrate YOU!

While this month might be packed with ways to act to end hunger, we know that YOU – our volunteers, donors, partners, sponsors, and the rest of the MANNA family – are acting every day to end hunger. We salute all that you do!                      … Read more »

One Small Person Makes a Huge Impact

Madi Sutton may not be your typical 12-year-old, yet she has no supernatural powers and does not wear a cape. She is a young person on a mission, unafraid of hard work. Madi’s mission includes helping people in Henderson County who struggle with food insecurity and hunger on a regular basis. Madi has been developing… Read more »

Hunger in WNC: A Closer Look

The economy is bouncing back – at least, that’s what we keep hearing from employment and economic reports. But this has not translated into fewer people needing emergency food assistance. In fact, our distribution numbers here at MANNA continue to climb steadily. More people might be going back to work across the country, but North Carolinians… Read more »

Leanne Brown Makes Cooking on a Budget Easy and Delicious

MANNA FoodBank will host Leanne Brown, author of the cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, for a series of events on Friday, September 4, 2015. Leanne’s visit to Asheville is part of a month of events hosted by MANNA for Hunger Action Month™, a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action… Read more »

14th Annual Empty Bowls Tickets on Sale NOW!

Please note: This event has passed. Stay tuned for news about 2016’s Empty Bowls event by subscribing to our enewsletter, which you can do at the bottom of our website. Thank you! -MANNA Staff UPDATE 9/11/15: LUNCH IS SOLD OUT UPDATE 9/1/15: DINNER IS SOLD OUT Mark your calendars for MANNA FoodBank’s best-yet Empty Bowls… Read more »