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Purchase your ticket HERE for the 16th annual Blue Jean Ball! This year’s Blue Jean Ball will take place on Saturday, June 6th with the theme “Bowl Full of Soul.” Join us for a delightful evening of music, dancing, food, and fun! Entertainment will include the soulful sounds of the Bread & Jam All-Stars with the Sirens of Soul. Guests… Read more »
Saturday, May 9th marks the 23rd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving, the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. As letter carriers deliver mail throughout our communities, they encounter our neighbors facing hunger in a way that few people do. As a response to this nationwide problem,… Read more »
Mark your calendars for Asheville’s most fun and funky fundraising (and roof-raising) party, MANNA FoodBank’s Blue Jean Ball. This year’s theme is “Bowl Full of Soul,” and guests are invited to wear a fun and funky outfit or, of course, blue jeans! Guests will be treated to small plates created by many of Asheville’s best… Read more »
MANNA FoodBank kicked off the public phase of the Space to Erase Hunger Capital Campaign on Tuesday, April 14th. MANNA has reached $2.3 million of its goal of $3million in a capital campaign that began in early 2014. 75 percent was raised in the quiet phase, with major donations coming from the Glass Foundation, Wells Fargo, and the Community Foundation of Henderson… Read more »
MANNA’s Network Capacity Improvement Project In 2014, MANNA distributed 15 million pounds of food, including 3.7 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. This food made it to the tables of thousands of households in all 16 counties of Western North Carolina. But did you ever wonder how that happens? How exactly did the more… Read more »
written by Marlene Champagne Having recently moved to Asheville last summer, residing in a one-bedroom apartment on East Chestnut Street while awaiting completion of our home at Walnut Cove, I quickly came to the realization that “there just had to be more to life than this.” Perhaps sensing my frustration, my husband suggested I contact… Read more »
“Probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is use food stamps.” “It’s nice to know my daughter is taken care of even when we can’t fully provide for her on our own.” “Food stamps gave me the freedom to purchase healthy foods at the grocery store. I never thought I’d be so excited… Read more »
Beverly Hanks Real Estate has been a long time supporter of MANNA FoodBank. This month Neal Hanks Jr. paid us a visit to film the 4th quarter market report video at our warehouse. See the short video here.
Did you know that 40 percent of all the food produced in the United States is thrown out without ever being part of a nutritious meal? At MANNA, we work to be the link that connects food to hungry people. Whether it’s fruits and vegetables of an unusual shape or size (we like to call… Read more »
Earlier this week Congress and the President reauthorized the IRA charitable rollover – but only through December 31, 2014. This is a last minute and very short term opportunity to use IRA assets to make an additional, tax-free gift at year-end. Donors age 70 1/2 and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to… Read more »