MANNA FoodBank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina since 1983 and an accredited member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. MANNA is located in Asheville, North Carolina on Swannanoa River Road. In fiscal year 2017/2018 MANNA distributed 18.2 million pounds of food through some 200+ community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties. View and download a PrintableFactSheet.

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What is MANNA’s Mission?

Our mission is to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.

Our vision is a hunger-free WNC.

Who Supports MANNA?

MANNA could not exist without the support of volunteers and donors. In fiscal year 2017/2018, we benefited from the following generous contributions:

  • 7,012 volunteers donated 73,729 hours, the equivalent of 37 full-time staff members.
  • Millions of pounds of food donated by our food industry partners.
  • $4 million in contributed income, including $1.7 million in donations from individual donors.

MANNA FoodBank Fact Sheet 2017/2018

Food Sources Pie Chart CY2015

Where Does the Food Come From?

MANNA distributed 18.2 million pounds of food in 2017/2018. We rely on the food industry, the state and federal government, as well as local corporate and individual donors.




Where Does the Food Go?

MANNA distributes food throughout WNC through more than 200 agencies in 16 counties. To find an agency, go to our Food Finder. See the map of our service area below. The numbers indicate the number of pounds distributed in each county.


FORM 990Click here for MANNA’s 2017 Form 990 – public inspection copy.
AUDIT: To view MANNA’s most recent financial audit, please click here.