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.

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 »

Tickets to 2016’s BLUE JEAN BALL Now on Sale

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 »

Wells Fargo Gives to the Community in Time and Money

Two days before the Christmas holiday, employees from several WNC regional Wells Fargo branches including the entire Arden store branch volunteered at the MANNA FoodBank volunteer center, helping to prepare and pack MANNA Packs for Kids, which are distributed directly to children. Not only did these volunteers help to end hunger by taking action just… Read more »

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 »