Fresh News

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.

Dedicated Day Shifts: MANNA’s Weekly Volunteer Corp

Fighting Hunger Every Week Nils and Joan Nelson have had a standing date every week for the last two and a half years, a regular commitment to which many couples aspire, but this is no ordinary date. It is in a warehouse surrounded by forklifts, banana boxes, dented cans, and involves about 33 other people, depending on the time… Read more »

Empty Bowls: The People that Make It Happen

Mountain Communities Come Together to Address Food Insecurity This year marks MANNA’s 15th Empty Bowls fundraiser, one of two major fundraisers held every year to help support our daily activities of sourcing, warehousing, and distributing food across Western North Carolina. This unique event unites community, art, food and collaboration while bringing awareness to the very real problem of hunger…. Read more »

Filling the Plate: Supporter Spotlight, August 2016

Support from the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation Help MANNA to Keep Filling Plates Across WNC MANNA FoodBank’s daily work is sourcing large quantities of food and distributing it across our 16 county service area in partnership with our 230 member partner agency network. We could not do… Read more »

Empty Bowls Tickets on Sale NOW

Tickets for the 15th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser are now available! Fabulous pottery, incredible food, live music, and all proceeds go for a good cause – helping to end hunger in Western North Carolina. Get them now before they sell out…and they WILL sell out! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE LUNCH TICKETS CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE… Read more »

Keeping Food on the Table: Supporter Spotlight, July 2016

Support From Feeding America, Woodforest Charitable Foundation, and Mission Health Help MANNA Keep Food on the Table Here at MANNA, our work to source and provide food to people across Western North Carolina with hope and dignity is our top priority. We could not do this vital work without the commitment and support from a large number… Read more »

WNC Youth: Leading the Fight Against Hunger

During June and July, over 100 youth groups will have volunteered at MANNA. That translates to more than 1,800 young people donating their time during the summer to help alleviate hunger in Western North Carolina. For kids, summertime is traditionally associated with a carefree, school-free season, complete with family trips, pool parties, camps, and a variety… Read more »

A Dedicated Space to Erase Hunger (VIDEO)

MANNA FoodBank Presents: Just In Time: The Finished Space to Erase Hunger MANNA has officially been operating in the renovated warehouse spaces for two months, and the updates vital to procuring and housing healthy food have already made a difference. The new produce cooler, which is operating at full steam just in time for the bounty of the… Read more »

MANNA’s Space to Erase Hunger Expansion Project is Complete!

Thanks to our incredible community, MANNA is ready to provide MORE fresh, nutritious food to WNC families in need. On May 1, MANNA FoodBank staff, board of directors, volunteers, and capital campaign supporters celebrated the completion of the Space to Erase Hunger building project. The successful culmination of planning, fundraising, and construction expanded our existing warehouse space to accommodate… Read more »

Meet MANNA’s New CEO: Hannah Randall

Dear MANNA Family: As the Board President of MANNA FoodBank, it is my pleasure to announce the selection of our new Chief Executive Officer, Hannah Randall.  The Board of Directors enthusiastically approved her to lead our organization beginning Monday, May 2. Because of your connection to and interest in MANNA, we wanted you to be… Read more »

UPDATE: Tickets to 2016’s BLUE JEAN BALL Now SOLD OUT

Blue Jean Ball: FIRE & ICE Ignite Your Passion to End Hunger in WNC and Come Chill at this year’s Blue Jean Ball: FIRE & ICE! This year’s ball will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2016, from 7:00 to 11:00 PM, and our theme is FIRE & ICE! The ball will be held outside MANNA’s warehouses, along the banks… Read more »