40 Years of Setting the Table Together

What began as a spark of an idea 40 years ago is now MANNA FoodBank – the largest hunger relief organization in Western North Carolina, serving an average of 133,000 people every month and distributing an astounding 300 MILLION lbs. of food since 1983. We’re celebrating 40 years of involving, educating, and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in WNC, and we want you to be a part of this milestone year!

Share Your MANNA Memories

Do you have pictures, stories, or other pieces of MANNA memorabilia to share? We’re calling for stories, memories, photos, and video testimonials from our community of supporters, partners, volunteers, and neighbors. Upload anything you would like to share—or email us—to help us honor the rich history of MANNA’s first 40 years.

MANNA’s 40th Anniversary in the News

MANNA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Presented by Biltmore®: Thursday, Aug. 24

MANNA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration presented by Biltmore® will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, from 5-9PM at The Orange Peel in Downtown Asheville. With big plans for a MANNA-through-the-decades dance party with DJ Molly Parti and a celebration of the constellation of people and partners who have made this work possible, MANNA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration presented by Biltmore® will be a true “party with a purpose,” and one you won’t want to miss!

MANNA FoodBank Timeline: A Walk Through Our Past

From 1983 to today, we invite you to take a journey through the important milestones, accomplishments, and impacts of MANNA’s 40-year history. It’s a remarkable story, and one we hope you’ll take the time to enjoy!