Fresh News

It’s our mission to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger. Fresh News keeps you up-to-date on the latest MANNA events and benefits and provides updates and stories highlighting the impact of our current programs and food distribution. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.

Partners in Nutrition: MANNA FoodBank, Mission Health, and YMCA

Nutrition Works: MANNA partners with Mission Health Partners and the YMCA on Nutrition Initiatives We are thrilled to announce a new partnership for health in WNC, through a grant given by the Mission Health Community Investment program. The $65,000 grant will support two initiatives at MANNA: nutrition and health education activities at pantry sites across… Read more »

A NEW RECORD for Empty Bowls!

Thanks to the talented potters, culinary sponsors, ticket holders, and event sponsors, the 15th Empty Bowls fundraiser has set a NEW record. It is great pleasure, and humble gratitude, that we are pleased to announce this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser was our most successful Empty Bowls EVER! We outpaced last year’s new record by almost 15%, and are… Read more »

Feeding WNC: Supporter Spotlight, September 2016

Support from Appalachian Region Porsche Club of America, Feeding America, Walmart Foundation, and TD Charitable Foundation Help MANNA Feed WNC Here at MANNA, our work to source and provide food to people across Western North Carolina with hope and dignity is our top priority. We could not do this vital work without the commitment and support… Read more »

Thermo Fisher Scientific: Changing the Plate For Good

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Impact Is Making a Difference for WNC Families We often talk about how people can make an impact in the fight against hunger here in the mountains of North Carolina. In our line of work, that impact is measureable: Food donations go straight to those that need them; fund donations support and expand our… Read more »

Dedicated Day Shifts: MANNA’s Weekly Volunteer Corp

Fighting Hunger Every Week Nils and Joan Nelson have had a standing date every week for the last two and a half years, a regular commitment to which many couples aspire, but this is no ordinary date. It is in a warehouse surrounded by forklifts, banana boxes, dented cans, and involves about 33 other people, depending on the time… Read more »

Empty Bowls: The People that Make It Happen

Mountain Communities Come Together to Address Food Insecurity This year marks MANNA’s 15th Empty Bowls fundraiser, one of two major fundraisers held every year to help support our daily activities of sourcing, warehousing, and distributing food across Western North Carolina. This unique event unites community, art, food and collaboration while bringing awareness to the very real problem of hunger…. Read more »

Filling the Plate: Supporter Spotlight, August 2016

Support from the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation Help MANNA to Keep Filling Plates Across WNC MANNA FoodBank’s daily work is sourcing large quantities of food and distributing it across our 16 county service area in partnership with our 230 member partner agency network. We could not do… Read more »

Empty Bowls Tickets on Sale NOW

Tickets for the 15th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser are now available! Fabulous pottery, incredible food, live music, and all proceeds go for a good cause – helping to end hunger in Western North Carolina. Get them now before they sell out…and they WILL sell out! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE LUNCH TICKETS Lunch is SOLD OUT… Read more »

Keeping Food on the Table: Supporter Spotlight, July 2016

Support From Feeding America, Woodforest Charitable Foundation, and Mission Health Help MANNA Keep Food on the Table Here at MANNA, our work to source and provide food to people across Western North Carolina with hope and dignity is our top priority. We could not do this vital work without the commitment and support from a large number… Read more »

WNC Youth: Leading the Fight Against Hunger

During June and July, over 100 youth groups will have volunteered at MANNA. That translates to more than 1,800 young people donating their time during the summer to help alleviate hunger in Western North Carolina. For kids, summertime is traditionally associated with a carefree, school-free season, complete with family trips, pool parties, camps, and a variety… Read more »