Involving, educating, and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »