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.

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For Many WNC Families, No School Means No Lunch

“Sometimes, when it rains, it really pours.” — Angelina For thousands of families across Western North Carolina depending on school meals to feed their children, summer is a stressful time of year. Angelina never expected her family to be in crisis. Her husband’s full-time job and benefits covered their monthly living costs, but their budget… Read more »

NC Budget Cuts Threaten to Eliminate Food Access to Over 50,000 Children

MANNA FoodBank has seen firsthand how the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program, formerly called food stamps, helps North Carolina families get the food they need to survive and live productive lives. We know that the FNS program provides critical assistance to those who are facing multiple challenges in making ends meet to provide for… Read more »

National Food Bank Trend: Immigrant Populations Afraid to Seek Food Assistance

There’s been a lot of news in the past few months about immigration issues.  Although these stories seem far away, the impact is being felt right here in WNC.  Several MANNA partners are reporting a decline in clients from immigrant communities, which echoes what we are hearing from food banks across the nation.  Our partner… Read more »