Throughout the year, MANNA may receive donations of refrigerators and freezers from individuals or corporate partners. Our goal is to pass these units on to our partner network as quickly as possible. If you are in need of a new refrigerator or freezer, fill out our Refrigerator/Freezer Donation form.
Through generous donations from individuals and corporate partners, MANNA FoodBank is able donate refrigerators and freezers to our Partner Agencies and other non-profit organizations throughout our 16-county service area in Western North Carolina. The majority of the units we receive are discontinued models or “ding-and-dent” units directly from a manufacturer, all in “like new condition.” Our donation program does have a waitlist for both refrigerators and freezers, so by applying you are being placed on the waitlist. Units are assigned in the order of application; however, organizations may be moved up the list due to emergency circumstances.
To qualify for a unit, an organization must be:
- An existing Partner Agency, registered non-profit, church, or program within the school system.
- Organizations will need to provide documentation of their nonprofit status in order to receive a unit.
- Located within MANNA’s 16-county in WNC.
- Applying for a unit for the purpose of facilitating a food related program impacting the children, elderly, or food insecure persons in WNC.
- Willing to sign a Waiver and General Release Form upon accepting a donated unit.
If your organization meets the above criteria, complete the Refrigerator/Freezer Application Form. When completing the application, provide as many details as possible to assist in matching your organization with a unit and consider the measurements where the unit would be located as well as the dimension of all areas the unit would need to pass through. Detail any limitations your organization may have for the size of assigned units. Standard door frames measure 80″ high and 36″ wide, and units can often exceed those measurements.
NOTE: MANNA FoodBank is unable to test all donated units prior to being assigned. Organizations will have one week after pickup or delivery to ensure units are functioning properly. If the assigned unit is found to be faulty within that one-week period, MANNA staff will pick up the unit and place the organization back on the waitlist. After that one-week period, the organization assumes all responsibility for the assigned unit. This is further detailed in the required Waiver and General Release Form.