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Working for Change: How MANNA Is Helping Inmates Prepare for...

by KC Johnson [Editor’s Note: MANNA has opted to identify IWP program participants using their initials for...
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Introducing the Food Finder: A New Online Tool to Find Food Fast

It is with great excitement that we introduce our new Food Finder Tool. This online resource, now...
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By the Community, For the Community: MANNA’s Dedicated...

In the spirit of unity and collective impact, we wish to acknowledge our incredible Partner Network. As...
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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...
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Hope Begins With You

As we enter November, we’re reminded that the holiday season is just around the corner. This time of...
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IT’S WHO WE ARE

What YOU + the WNC Community Are Making Possible In August, our most recent full month of reporting, MANNA...
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A Staggering New High…Again

As we have been reporting for several months now, the skyrocketing growth in the need for emergency food...
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Fed Feed Families

The WNC Veterans Administration Community Raises Astounding 26,000 lbs of Food! Over the month of July, the...
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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...
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September is Hunger Action Month

Everyone needs nutritious food to thrive, and in every community in America, people are working hard to...
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Universal School Meals

Providing Students and Families with the Opportunity to Succeed In our region, we know that at least one in...
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Miles for Meals

Volunteer Turns Long Walks into Donations for MANNA By Robin J. Phillips, MANNA volunteer At some point...
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155,000 in One Month

WNC’s Staggering Need for Food Continues to Grow As of May 2023, a new and deeply unsettling watermark...
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Celebrating 40 Years: Aug. 24 Anniversary Celebration Presented...

What began as a spark of an idea 40 years ago is now MANNA FoodBank – the largest hunger relief...
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Over the Cliff: Food Needs in WNC Skyrocket as Emergency SNAP...

Food is more than fuel for the body; it is powerful preventative medicine. And right now, it is medicine in...
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North Carolina Food Banks Seeing Stark Increase in Need

Food banks across the state of North Carolina announced today that they are seeing a drastic increase in need...
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Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive Set for May 13...

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive on Saturday,...
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Student Food Drive Raises Enough Food, Funds to Provide 41,504...

The results are in … our 2023 Student Food Drive raised 16,156 lbs. of food and $7,010 – the combination...
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SNAP: A Crucial Resource for Neighbors in Western North Carolina

Q: What is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program?A: SNAP is a federal program designed to supplement...
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WYFF News 4 Celebrates 70 Years with April 5 Virtual Telethon...

GREENVILLE, S.C. – In celebration of 70 years on the air, WYFF News 4 in Greenville is hosting four...
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MANNA Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Major Milestone

Today, as the sun peeks over dreamy blue ridgelines on an early spring morning, thousands of people across...
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A Socioeconomic Superstorm: Emergency SNAP Allotments End This...

MANNA FoodBank and our dedicated partner agency network continue to stretch every resource as far as possible...
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Thank You to Our Retail Food Donors

As we continue to serve record numbers of people seeking food assistance in Western North Carolina, we...
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2022 Turkey Drive Results

The results of our 2022 Virtual Turkey Drive are in, and through the collective generosity of online gifts,...
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Thank You to Our Food Donors

With our food purchasing costs up and overall food donations down, we can’t stress enough how vitally...
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Strength in Community

Thank You for Ensuring Our Neighbors Have Access to Food and Hope Since July, we have seen an increased need...
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Advocacy Opportunity

A Chance to Support Our Neighbors’ Health As a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to highlighting the...
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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...
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Ingles Markets’ Tradition of Giving Continues

The 30th Annual Ingles Giving Tree MANNA FoodBank and Ingles Markets are thrilled to announce the lighting of...
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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...
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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...
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Reconnecting with Our WNC Partners

The 2022 Feeding WNC Conference This month we had the exciting opportunity to gather our network of over 230...
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Hunger is Real: Voices of Western North Carolina

An Award Winning Documentary Hunger is Real: Voices of Western North Carolina, a documentary produced by...
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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...
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The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

At the end of September, a group of bipartisan representatives and leaders in the food movement convened in...
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Everyday Actions

Building Action into Daily Life for a Food-Secure WNC At the end of September, we hosted a new episode of our...
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The Added Cost of Returning to School

The Discontinuation of Universal Free School Meals & The Impact It Has on Children in WNC For many...
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The Journey of a MANNA Pack

Closing Children’s Weekend Meal Gap MANNA Packs are bags of nutritious food intended to help close the...
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Increasing Healthy Options

Student Tasting Panel for MANNA Packs In August, nine WNC students generously gave up a few of their summer...
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MANNA Live: Everyday Action

Building Action into Daily Life for a Food-Secure WNC Join us on Hunger Action day, which is Friday,...
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The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

MANNA FoodBank is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to sharing the issues that affect the people we serve...
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Nutrition Works: Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus Pasta

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to create healthy dishes and...
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Ingles Day at the Mountain State Fair

Get your Laura Lynn cans ready for one of our favorite food drives of the year. Thanks to our incredible...
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Hops for Hunger

Support MANNA with a Pint This September, several breweries are participating in our annual campaign that...
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Hunger Action Month

Take Action to Make a Difference in the Lives of our Neighbors! Every September, the network of 200 Feeding...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Food Lion Celebrates the “Feedys”

A Coming Together of Partners Working to End Food Insecurity and Hunger Last month, Food Lion celebrated the...
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Keep Kids Fed Act

Children Will Continue to Have Access to Nutritious Food Throughout the Summer The Keep Kids Fed Act has just...
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Partner Spotlight: Feeding Avery Families

Feeding Avery Families (FAF) is a non-profit organization in Avery County, North Carolina that works to...
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Wheels for Meals

Help Drive our Mission Forward! Your fuel efficient, low-mileage vehicle could have another chapter helping...
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Nutrition Works: Fruit Salsa

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to create healthy dishes and...
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Child Nutrition Reauthorization

A Look at Important Anti-Hunger Legislation for Children The school year has ended, and summer has...
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