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.

Keeping Food on the Table: Supporter Spotlight

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 »

Putting the “Give” in Givens: Givens Estates Volunteers

Givens Estates’ mission is to give back to the community. When it comes to volunteering, Givens residents are the first to say that it is more than giving; it is also receiving. MANNA happens to be one of the lucky recipients of the Givens Estates Volunteer Program. Over the years, we have learned to recognize… Read more »

The 2016 Student Food Drive is Underway! UPDATED

Students Fight Hunger in WNC UPDATED May 9, 2016: Winners Announced! This past month 35 schools participated in one of MANNA’s annual food drives. The 2016 Student Food Drive, a competitive drive between Western North Carolina schools, took place from March 5th– April 14th. Calculations have been made and totals are as follows: Best in High School… Read more »

The Fuel That Feeds: Volunteers and Donors Ignite the Growth and Success of MANNA Packs for Kids

MANNA FoodBank is celebrating a major milestone: This month, MANNA staff and volunteers are packing and delivering the one-millionth MANNA Pack for Kids. In the ten years that it has taken to reach this important moment, thousands of Western North Carolina people have had a hand in helping feed children in need. We would like… Read more »

A Decade of Dedication: MANNA Packs for Kids Reaches 1,000,000 Bags

MANNA FoodBank is celebrating a major milestone: This month, MANNA staff and volunteers are packing and delivering the one-millionth MANNA Pack for Kids. In the ten years that it has taken to reach this important moment, thousands of Western North Carolina people have had a hand in helping feed children in need. We would like… Read more »