Donate Food

Thank you for your interest in donating food to MANNA FoodBank in Asheville, North Carolina! MANNA works daily to source food for people across Western North Carolina from a variety of donors, including individuals donating items from their pantry, people and organizations hosting food drives, retail food businesses making larger donations, farmers looking to donate, and commercial wholesale food businesses.

If you are interested in donating food to MANNA, please select from the following options:

Individual Donations

Host A Food Drive

Commercial Donations

Join Us as We Work Together to Solve Hunger

Who Benefits from Food Donations?

MANNA FoodBank distributes the products to more than 200 charitable organizations that feed people in need throughout Western North Carolina. These include food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, day care centers, and senior citizen feeding programs.

Donor Protection

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, passed by Congress in 1996, protects citizens and businesses who donate apparently wholesome food or an apparently fit grocery product in good faith to a nonprofit organization for distribution to people in need. Read the Act.

Quick and Professional Response

We can respond quickly, usually by the next business day. Pallet exchange can be provided. We have a fleet of dock high, refrigerated vehicles and full-time drivers. Our warehouse has a 600+ pallet capacity, with a 130+ pallet drive-in freezer and 60+ pallet drive-in cooler. A team of community volunteers inspect, clean, sort, label, and repack donations.

Safe Food Handling

Your food donation is in good hands. We have four decades of safe food handling experience. Food bank staff and all certified member agencies are trained in safe food handling.