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Support MANNA This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of giving becomes more pronounced than ever. At MANNA, we believe in the power of community and compassion. From virtual turkey drives to volunteering opportunities, there are plenty of ways to make a meaningful impact. Join us as we dive into the joy of giving and spread the… Read more »

Hope Begins With You

As we enter November, we’re reminded that the holiday season is just around the corner. This time of year is about coming together, showing gratitude, and spreading kindness. At MANNA, we believe that together, we can be a rainbow of hope in the storm. Just like the vibrant colors of a rainbow emerge after the… Read more »


What YOU + the WNC Community Are Making Possible In August, our most recent full month of reporting, MANNA and our partner network posted another record high of more than 167,000 individuals seeking out emergency food support. The numbers continue to grow – and food banks across the country continue to struggle with supply chain challenges, huge… Read more »

A Staggering New High…Again

As we have been reporting for several months now, the skyrocketing growth in the need for emergency food continues across the NC mountains. Amidst this crisis, we continue to be inspired by our community of partners, volunteers, supporters and advocates as we face this daily crisis for food across our region. Your actions – both… Read more »

Fed Feed Families

The WNC Veterans Administration Community Raises Astounding 26,000 lbs of Food! Over the month of July, the Feds Feed Families campaign and First Annual Mountain Cup Challenge between the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System and Mountain Home Health Care System in Tennessee took place. The different service areas of the VA competed against… Read more »

MANNA Day at the Mountain State Fair

It’s that time of year – the Mountain State Fair is back, and with it, one of our favorite food drives of the year! Get your cans ready: On Wednesday, September 13, bring 5 cans of food to donate to MANNA and get free admission to the Mountain State Fair! Last year, fair goers donated over… Read more »

September is Hunger Action Month

Everyone needs nutritious food to thrive, and in every community in America, people are working hard to provide for themselves and their families. Yet 34 million people (1 in 10), including more than 9 million children (1 in 8), experience food insecurity in the U.S.* And here in Western North Carolina, as you probably know… Read more »

Universal School Meals

Providing Students and Families with the Opportunity to Succeed In our region, we know that at least one in four children are experiencing food insecurity and are unsure where their next meal will come from. Often times, these children rely upon their schools throughout the year for free or reduced breakfasts and lunches. While free… Read more »

Miles for Meals

Volunteer Turns Long Walks into Donations for MANNA By Robin J. Phillips, MANNA volunteer At some point during every volunteer shift at MANNA Foodbank, I try to spark conversation with one of two questions for my fellow volunteers: “What’s the best concert you’ve ever gone to?” or … “What is the strangest food you’ve ever… Read more »