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The Need Has Grown

The Need for Food in WNC is Nearly Double Pre-Pandemic Numbers To put it in plain terms: MANNA is currently working very hard to overcome significant challenges right now to meet the historic need for food that exists in our region. While a lot of the world is returning to some sense of normalcy since… Read more »

Ingles Markets’ Tradition of Giving Continues

The 30th Annual Ingles Giving Tree MANNA FoodBank and Ingles Markets are thrilled to announce the lighting of the 30th Annual Ingles Giving Tree, a milestone year for this beloved holiday tradition. This year’s Ingles Giving Tree arrives at a time when more families across our region are deeply burdened and struggling with putting food… Read more »

Help Us Meet the Need This Holiday Season

Round Up Campaigns & Community Events We are so grateful to all of our partners who are helping us during this critical time by providing various ways for people to get involved and help provide meals for neighbors this holiday season. Read through the list below to find out ways you can get involved.  Harris… Read more »

Ingles Day at the Mountain State Fair

A Day of Sunshine, Rides & Laura Lynn Cans Last month, the annual Ingles Day at the Mountain State Fair food drive took place. Attendees of the Fair were able to donate five cans of Laura Lynn products from Ingles in exchange for admission to the Fair. The beautiful weather and festivities led to a… Read more »

Reconnecting with Our WNC Partners

The 2022 Feeding WNC Conference This month we had the exciting opportunity to gather our network of over 230 partner agencies, community market partners, and other partners across WNC fighting to end hunger at Folkmoot in Waynesville, NC. The last time we were all able to gather was in 2019, and many things have changed… Read more »

Hunger is Real: Voices of Western North Carolina

An Award Winning Documentary Hunger is Real: Voices of Western North Carolina, a documentary produced by MANNA and directed by Adams Wood, has been accepted to eight film festivals. As of now, it has been shown at The North Carolina Film Festival, The Micropolitan Film Festival, Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, Charlotte Film Festival… Read more »

The Elevated Need for Food in WNC

And What We Can Do To Continue Meeting It Throughout our region, we are continuing to see individuals and families struggle to make ends meet. Due to disruptions in supply chains, the cost of living throughout WNC has reached historic and unsustainable levels. When visiting grocery stores and stopping at the gas station for fuel,… Read more »

Everyday Actions

Building Action into Daily Life for a Food-Secure WNC At the end of September, we hosted a new episode of our MANNA Live! livestream series, Everyday Actions: Building Action Into Daily Life For a Food-Secure WNC. The livestream event was held in partnership with Red Fiddle Vittles and The Village Potters Clay Center and featured… Read more »

The Added Cost of Returning to School

The Discontinuation of Universal Free School Meals & The Impact It Has on Children in WNC For many children, there is an excitement in the air as they return to school for the new school year. Students are eager to reunite with friends they have not seen for months, while others are excited to learn… Read more »