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 2018/2019 MANNA distributed 19.8 million pounds of food through some 200+ community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties.

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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 2018/2019, we benefited from the following generous contributions:

  • 6,992 volunteers donated 73,000+ 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.

Where Does the Food Come From?

MANNA distributed 19.8 million pounds of food in 2019/2019. We rely on the food industry, the state and federal government, as well as local corporate and individual donors.

MANNA’s Overall Food Sources in 2018/2019

MANNA’s Donated Food Sources in 2018/2019



Where Does the Food Go?

MANNA distributes food throughout WNC through a partner network of more than 200 agencies in 16 counties.


FORM 990Click here for MANNA’s 2018 Form 990 – public inspection copy.
AUDIT: To view MANNA’s most recent financial audit, please click here.