Posts Categorized: Community Giving

Empty Bowls: The People that Make It Happen

Mountain Communities Come Together to Address Food Insecurity This year marks MANNA’s 15th Empty Bowls fundraiser, one of two major fundraisers held every year to help support our daily activities of sourcing, warehousing, and distributing food across Western North Carolina. This unique event unites community, art, food and collaboration while bringing awareness to the very real problem of hunger…. Read more »

Filling the Plate: Supporter Spotlight, August 2016

Support from the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation Help MANNA to Keep Filling Plates Across WNC MANNA FoodBank’s daily work is sourcing large quantities of food and distributing it across our 16 county service area in partnership with our 230 member partner agency network. We could not do… Read more »

WNC Youth: Leading the Fight Against Hunger

During June and July, over 100 youth groups will have volunteered at MANNA. That translates to more than 1,800 young people donating their time during the summer to help alleviate hunger in Western North Carolina. For kids, summertime is traditionally associated with a carefree, school-free season, complete with family trips, pool parties, camps, and a variety… Read more »

A Dedicated Space to Erase Hunger (VIDEO)

MANNA FoodBank Presents: Just In Time: The Finished Space to Erase Hunger MANNA has officially been operating in the renovated warehouse spaces for two months, and the updates vital to procuring and housing healthy food have already made a difference. The new produce cooler, which is operating at full steam just in time for the bounty of the… Read more »

Keeping Food on the Table: Supporter Spotlight, July 2016

Support From Feeding America, Woodforest Charitable Foundation, and Mission Health Help MANNA Keep Food on the Table Here at MANNA, our work to source and provide food to people across Western North Carolina with hope and dignity is our top priority. We could not do this vital work without the commitment and support from a large number… Read more »

Pushing the Limits for Peanut Butter

Shaniqua Simuel donated 340 jars of peanut butter this month as part of her effort to win a $7500 scholarship from The organization is targeted for older teens and people in their early twenties. Shaniqua took on PB + Slam Jam. In less than a week she managed to get 340 jars of peanut… Read more »