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 2016/2017 MANNA distributed 17.3 million pounds of food through some 220 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 2016/2017, we benefited from the following generous contributions:

  • 6,419 volunteers donated 66,522 hours, the equivalent of 32 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_2016

Food Sources Pie Chart CY2015

Where Does the Food Come From?

MANNA distributed 17.3 million pounds of food in 2016/2017. We rely on the food industry, the state and federal government, as well as local corporate and individual donors.




Where Does the Food Go?Food Distribution Across WNC CY2015

MANNA distributes food throughout WNC through 220 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 2016 Form 990 – public inspection copy.
AUDIT: To view MANNA’s most recent financial audit, please click here.