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Top Organizational Supporters for the First Half of 2022

Thank you to all of the following organizations for their vital and significant support of MANNA’s work and mission throughout the first half of 2022! Thanks to their contributions, we were able to distribute food to families throughout WNC, and continue to provide food with hope and dignity to all Western North Carolinians who need… Read more »

Top Food Donors for the First Half of 2022

Looking back upon the first half of this past year, we are beyond grateful for all of the public and private partnerships with businesses who donated food. Thanks to these organizations, MANNA and our food distribution partners could ensure that anytime someone came to us, that we had the food they needed. Please join us… Read more »

The Cost-of-Living Crisis in WNC

The Reality our Region is Facing Right Now Western North Carolina, along with the rest of the country, is currently facing a cost-of-living crisis that has many individuals and families asking themselves, “do I pay my bills or purchase food?” Prior to the pandemic, WNC was in a unique position, which we often refer to… Read more »

Food Lion Celebrates the “Feedys”

A Coming Together of Partners Working to End Food Insecurity and Hunger Last month, Food Lion celebrated the 7th Annual “Feedys” Awards at their headquarters in Salisbury, NC by inviting their partners who assist in their efforts to promote food security. MANNA was honored to be invited to the ceremony and commune with a wide-range… Read more »

Keep Kids Fed Act

Children Will Continue to Have Access to Nutritious Food Throughout the Summer The Keep Kids Fed Act has just been signed into law. The Act will provide much-needed food and nutrition for children throughout the summer months. If you took action, we thank you for contacting your representatives and caring so deeply about this issue…. Read more »

Partner Spotlight: Feeding Avery Families

Feeding Avery Families (FAF) is a non-profit organization in Avery County, North Carolina that works to promote food security for their neighbors. In 2021, FAF distributed over 539,000 pounds of food through programs, such as Backpacks for Kids and Backpacks for Seniors, as well as their Friday distributions and monthly MANNA Community Market. Serving residents… Read more »

Wheels for Meals

Help Drive our Mission Forward! Your fuel efficient, low-mileage vehicle could have another chapter helping support MANNA’s daily work across 16 mountainous NC counties. MANNA FoodBank is a food sourcing and distribution organization, and our staff are on the road every day delivering food, connecting with partners, and working with communities across WNC to address… Read more »

Nutrition Works: Fruit Salsa

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to create healthy dishes and treats with the ingredients that they are bringing home from our mobile markets. Nutrition Work’s Fruit Salsa is a refreshing mixture of fruit that is a perfect treat for a warm summer day. Combining bananas, strawberries, kiwi… Read more »

Child Nutrition Reauthorization

A Look at Important Anti-Hunger Legislation for Children The school year has ended, and summer has unofficially begun. While this might bring to mind images of an ideal summer, like melting popsicles, beach vacations, and long days of playing with friends, the reality is very different for many children right now. Summer is a time… Read more »

Summer Hunger

Food Access for the Summer, When Children are out of School For MANNA FoodBank, and our dedicated network of partner food providers across the region, summer is a busy time for getting food to families who need it—especially families with children. It is more important than ever that MANNA is able to be there for… Read more »