MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC. MANNA is an acronym and stands for Mountain Area Nutritional Needs Alliance. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Together we can solve hunger.


Help us #MANNAfestHope for the more than 100,000 people needing food in WNC right now.

Blue Jean Ball is Cancelled…but Hunger Is NOT.

Although our beloved Blue Jean Ball was cancelled this year…hunger is NOT. As food insecurity rises across WNC due to the pandemic, more people are turning to MANNA than ever before in our history. More than ever, those we serve need the support this event would have provided. But you can help us MANNAfest Hope for thousands of our friends and neighbors right now.

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Upcoming Mobile Markets:

This is a list of upcoming MANNA Community Markets and MANNA Express events with partner agencies. These food distributions are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 7

Community Engagement Market - Enka Middle School, 5-6:30PM
390 Asbury Rd
Candler, NC 28715

Wednesday, July 8

Graham Fellowship, 12-2 PM
695 Tapoco Rd
Robbinsville, NC 28771

Ave Maria Ministries, 12:30-3:30 PM
695 Summit Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Community Engagement Market - Pisgah View, 3:30-5:30PM
1 Granada St
Asheville, NC 28806

Thursday, July 9

Avery County Schools: Old Rock School Gym, 11:30AM-1:30PM
185 Shady St
Newland, NC 28657

Friday, July 10

Reconciliation House, 9AM-12PM
20 Academy Street
Burnsville, NC 28714
(The food pantry is down the street; please call (828) 682-7251 for directions.)

Beacon of Hope, 12-2PM
120 Calvary Dr
Marshall, NC 28753

Monday, July 13th

Arthur Edington Center, 3-5 PM
133 Livingston St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Erwin Middle School, 5:30-7 PM
20 Erwin Hills Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Tuesday, July 14th

Community Table of Jackson, 10:30-1:30 PM
23 Central St.
Sylva, NC 28725

Bartlett Arms, 3:30-5:30
121 Bartlett St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Wednesday, July 15th

Shiloh/Rock Hill Church, 3:30-5:30 PM
486 Caribou Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803

Conner Creek MPH, 4-6 PM
20 Duck Walk Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Thursday, July 16th

Victory Baptist Church, 2:30-6:00 PM
1275 New Fontana Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713

Fresh News

Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach: “Overwhelming Gratitude”

Stories of Hope from WNC As part of #MANNAfestingHope, we are sharing quotes and stories from across WNC to highlight the reality of who needs food support right now. This story comes from our dedicated partners at Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach in Lake Lure, NC, who are operating throughout the pandemic to ensure members of… Read more »

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors: “You’ve Given Us Hope”

Family and Compassion Along the intersection of the North Toe River and Highway 226, hope is as abundant as the trees for which the town is named. Here in Spruce Pine, off of Roan Road is Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, one of eight MANNA partner agencies in Mitchell County. Amy and Allen Hoilman have worked tirelessly… Read more »

A Message to Our WNC Community

At a time like this, we are poignantly reminded of the profound words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Our lives begin to end the day that we remain silent about things that matter.” Having witnessed lethal police violence with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in the… Read more »

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