*We will keep this page updated.*
What MANNA Is Doing
MANNA is working with food banks across the storm-affected regions in North and South Carolina in a coordinated effort to help alleviate the impacts from Hurricane Florence.
We are working very closely with our sister food banks to help provide the most needed resources, including strategically deploying members of our staff to support their efforts in the most devastated areas. We, along with our sister food banks, are very sensitive to the fact that there will be both short and longer terms needs and we will continue to partner with them throughout the recovery efforts.
In our local communities who experienced flooding and other damage, we are working very closely with our local partner agencies to stay abreast of their specific needs as they unfold. We will keep our supporters informed.
How You Can Help
The most helpful thing you can do is donate funds. Money can be easily directed to where it is most needed, and to what is most needed. Additionally, monetary donations also support a local economy experiencing a temporary crisis.
Truly, the most environmentally friendly, cost-effective, efficient and best way for the public outside of the affected areas to help is with funds rather than buying food locally so it has to be shipped into the devastated areas.
Your financial donation helps put experienced disaster responders on the ground, and gives them the resources they need to help survivors recover. Organizations typically prefer cash donations because they allow organizations to:
- Purchase the needed food, water, medicine, and equipment from secure and familiar supply chains.
- Buy materials locally. This can help rebuild the local economy.
- Conserve resources. Money is always necessary and cheap to send, but the cost to ship material supplies can be expensive.
Any donations to MANNA will be used on a most-needed basis to support our food bank partners’ relief efforts following the storm.
Food and Supply Donations
Food and supply donations made to MANNA will primarily be used in WNC-affected areas first, and other regional areas as requested by our food bank partners. Please note that shipping donations to affected areas is not the most cost-effective way to help, and consider finding a local organization in the regions affected, to make a donation that can have a bigger, and more effective impact.
Accepted donation items:
- Handheld snacks
- Pop top entrees
- Personal hygiene supplies
- Cleaning supplies
Donate Supplies via Amazon
Amazon has partnered with Feeding America and the American Red Cross to provide an easy way for people who are looking to donate supplies to regions affected. This is an easy way to donate needed supplies straight from your smartphone or computer. (Please keep in mind that these supplies are priced at retail prices; donating cash directly means that food banks can purchase their needed supplies in bulk and therefore, stretch your dollars much farther.)
MANNA’s Emergency Needs Text Alert
If you are interested in being informed of any needs relating to MANNA’s physical location, needs in our immediate Western North Carolina community, or donation item needs, please sign up for our Emergency Needs Text Alerts by texting the word READY to 828-348-5883.
Where to Get Help
If you need emergency support in Western North Carolina, please refer to this list of our partner agencies who are welcoming evacuees, providing some supplies, and other ways of helping.
|Avery||FEEDING AVERY FAMILIES||508 PINEOLA STREET||Newland||(828) 260-6043|
|Avery||REACHING AVERY MINISTRY||147 NEW VALE ROAD||Newland||(828) 733-5127|
|Buncombe||ABCCM – CRISIS MINISTRY||24 CUMBERLAND AVE.||Asheville||(828) 259-5300|
|Buncombe||ABCCM – STEADFAST HOUSE||141 HILLSIDE STREET||Asheville||(828) 259-5365|
|Buncombe||BE LOVED HOUSE HOSPITALITY||39 GROVE ST.||Asheville||(828) 242-8261|
|Buncombe||EAST ASHEVILLE WELCOME TABLE||954 TUNNEL ROAD||Asheville||(828) 298-7647|
|Buncombe||FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – HOMELESS OUTREACH||5 OAK ST.||Asheville||(828) 252-4781|
|Buncombe||GO-KITCHEN READY||133 LIVINGSTON STREET||Asheville||(828) 398-4158|
|Buncombe||HOMINY VALLEY WELCOME TABLE (ASBURY UMC)||725 ASBURY ROAD||Candler||(828) 667-3950|
|Buncombe||THE DOWNTOWN WELCOME TABLE-HAYWOOD ST CONGREGATION||297 HAYWOOD ST||Asheville||(828) 575-2477|
|Buncombe||WESTERN CAROLINA RESCUE MINISTRIES||225 PATTON AVE.||Asheville||(828) 254-0471|
|Clay||MATT’S MINISTRY /LEDFORD’S CHAPEL UMC||450 WJ CABE ROAD||Hayesville||(706) 540-1449|
|Graham||GRAHAM COUNTY EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY||3734 TALLULAH ROAD||Robbinsville||(828) 479-8259|
|Haywood||FINES CREEK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION||190 FINES CREEK ROAD||Clyde||(828) 627-1593|
|Haywood||HAYWOOD PATHWAYS||179 HEMLOCK STREET||Waynesville||(828) 246-0332|
|Jackson||DAILY BREAD & MARKET||391 JACKSON PLAZA||Sylva||(404) 556-4139|
|Jackson||FISHES & LOAVES FOOD PANTRY||579 FRANK ALLEN ROAD||Cashiers||(404) 229-6713|
|Jackson||THE COMMUNITY TABLE||23 CENTRAL STREET||Sylva||(828) 586-6782|
|Macon||ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH||299 MAPLE STREET||Franklin||(828) 524-2289|
|Macon||TRINITY ASSEMBLY OF GOD||6971 GEORGIA ROAD||Franklin||(828) 524-2196|
|Madison||THE SALVATION ARMY – HOT SPRINGS||3421 U.S. 25||Hot Springs||(828) 622-3355|
|McDowell||CLINCHFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||151 RIDGE ROAD||Marion||(828) 559-2643|
|McDowell||ST. JOHN’S FOOD PANTRY||339 S. MAIN ST||Marion||(828) 652-4144|
|Mitchell||AVE MARIA MINISTRIES||695 SUMMIT AVE||Spruce Pine||(828) 765-2224|
|Mitchell||THE BRIDGE FOOD PANTRY||97 PINEBRIDGE AVE.||Spruce Pine||(828) 765-2969|
|Polk||SHARE THY BREAD MINISTRY – TRYON SDA CHURCH||2820 LYNN RD.||Tryon||(828) 894-5072|
|Swain||LIVING WATERS FOOD PANTRY||30 LOCUST ROAD||Cherokee||(918) 868-4373|
|Yancey||SOUTHERN RECONCILIATION MINISTRIES||20 ACADEMY STREET||Burnsville||(828) 682-7251|