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.

Collaborating in Communities to End Hunger

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 »

Finding More to Life at MANNA

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 »

Good Health and the Path to a Better Life

“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 »

Learn About MANNA AND Our Local Real Estate Market

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.

At MANNA FoodBank, We’re Orange AND Green

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 »

A Small Window to Make a Big Difference

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 »

#GivingTuesday

Update: Giving Tuesday was an amazing success! We raised a total of $64,110 (including our match)! Thanks to everyone who donated. MANNA is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, December 2nd, #GivingTuesday, an anonymous donor will match all online donations to MANNA, up to $20,000. If the match reaches the maximum, it will mean 120,000… Read more »

Chief Development Officer Awarded for Excellence

MANNA is pleased to announce that the 2014 AFP WNC selected our own Donna Ensley as Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year. AFP stands for Association of Fundraising Professionals, and for 50 years, it has been the standard-bearer for professionalism and ethics in fundraising. Donna recognized her passion for nonprofits and the work they do through… Read more »

Heart Warming Donation from Blossman

It warms our heart. Hunger in America 2014, the latest hunger study, shared data about the trade-offs that our clients have to make in order to put food on the table. In these cold fall and winter months, that trade-off is often, “Heat or eat?” The Asheville branch of Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance and Service… Read more »

Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank celebrate 22nd Anniversary of the Ingles Giving Tree

Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank are pleased to invite the community to the 22nd lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, November 24th, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Ingles Giving Tree is made of food, right down to the core, with ten tons of non-perishable food items donated… Read more »