The 2018 Student Food Drive Raises Over 53,000 Meals!

The 2018 Student Food Drive Raises Over 53,000 Meals!

The 2018 annual Student Food Drive is all wrapped up, and already people across our region are receiving the food they need as a result of the hard work of students from 30 schools from across MANNA’s 16 county western North Carolina service area.

Here are this year’s winners for the Student Food Drive:

Best High School: A.C. Reynolds: $4,411.14 funds raised, 2,158 lbs. donated.

Best Middle School: French Broad River Academy Boys Campus: 543 lbs. donated.

Best Elementary: Blue Ridge Adventist Christian School: $200 funds raised, 641 lbs. donated.

Most Improved: Tri-County Christian School: $986 funds raised, 325 lbs. donated.

Rookie of the Year: Evergreen Community Charter: $560 funds raised, 696 lbs donated, 52 students attended Hunger Ed, and they participated in service projects.

Most Creative: Hendersonville Middle School: 78 lbs donated.
As an incentive for food donations, they took 1 of their 2 annual dances and had the option available for students to either pay admissions or bring in 2 items for the food drive.

All in all, the entire Student Food Drive brought in 16,924 pounds of food and $9,344.39 in funds raised! Together, this incredible support provides the food for over 53,000 meals!

Our immense gratitude to the students at these schools for their incredible efforts to address hunger for over 100,000 individuals in our area:


A.C. Reynolds High School
Asheville Primary School/Asheville City Preschool
Buncombe County Early College
Charles D. Owen High School
Charles T. Koontz Intermediate
Evergreen Community Charter
Estes Elementary
French Broad River Academy-Boys
French Broad River Academy-Girls
Hominy Valley Elementary School
Ira B. Jones Elementary School
T.C. Roberson High School
Weaverville NC Primary


Riverside Elementary


Madison High School


Nebo Elementary


Tri-County Christian


Micaville Elementary


Murphy Elementary
Murphy High School


Highlands School
Macon Middle School


Bethel Christian Academy
Blue Ridge Adventist Christian School
Pisgah High School
Waynesville Middle School