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.

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 and our theme is FIRE & ICE! The ball will be held outside MANNA’s warehouses, along the banks of the Swannanoa River. Ticket… 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!

Students Fight Hunger in WNC It’s time again for MANNA’s annual challenge to WNC schools! From March 5 to April 14, students will be collecting food and funds to help end hunger in Western North Carolina. The Student Food Drive is an collaborative effort from schools across the region to collect food, raise money and volunteer in the effort… 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 »

Help MANNA Wrap Up Hunger!

The holiday shopping season is upon us! But don’t worry: MANNA is here to relieve some of the stress from your holiday gift-giving. Starting Wednesday, December 2, MANNA will be running our first-ever Wrap Up Hunger gift wrapping table at the Asheville Mall! Bring your holiday packages to our Wrap Up Hunger table in front of Sears inside… Read more »

The 23rd Annual Ingles Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony

Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank invite you to attend the 23nd annual lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, from 5-7 PM. The Giving Tree is a 10-ton construction of non-perishable food items donated by Ingles Markets, and constructed and decorated by MANNA FoodBank staff and volunteers. Laura Ingle will… Read more »