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:

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When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

A County by County Guide In the interest of everyone’s health & well-being, we wanted to help best provide an answer to the question that everyone has asked themselves, “when can I get the COVID vaccine?” The answer is not straight forward and varies county by county. That’s why we’ve put the links to all… Read more »

Community Resources

Food, Rent, Utilities & Mortgage Assistance We recognize now is a time that many people are struggling to make ends meet. Please go ahead and review the following resources, while also sharing them with your networks. Buncombe County Rent, Utilities & Mortgage Assistance. On Jan. 5, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved accepting… Read more »

Haywood Christian Ministry

Notes From Our Partners For the past fifty years, Haywood Christian Ministry has been a part of Haywood County, evolving with the community to serve in many capacities and aiding vulnerable citizens to meet the challenges of everyday living. We offer a thrift store, clothing assistance, utility and rent assistance, and food assistance through partnerships… Read more »

Keep Trucking…

Volunteer Drivers & Their Incredible Impact in 2020 Following a year like no other, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the amazing impact that our volunteer drivers has had across our 16 county service area. In 2020, our dedicated and passionate members of the MANNA Volunteer Driver Team have… • Worked in pairs… Read more »

Forging a Better Future for Everyone in our Mountains & Beyond

A Letter From MANNA’s CEO Dear MANNA Community, The last weeks and months have been revealing—showing who we are and who we aren’t yet. There have been too many heartbreaking moments. We’ve been given little choice about seeing the harsh realities of our country’s current state even when so many of us are working together… Read more »

A Season of Giving

Ways to Lend a Hand this Holiday Season! This holiday season, there are many ways that you can support MANNA, whether that is helping out at MANNA or by supporting local businesses across Western North Carolina! • Volunteer at MANNA: Start the new year by volunteering at MANNA this January! For those interested in volunteering,… Read more »

Stories of Hope & Generosity

A Little Bit of Hope for 2021 One of the most important things a person can possess is hope. That’s why, after a year as unprecedented as the one we just experienced, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some stories that left us feeling hopeful. These stories come from partner agencies across our… Read more »

One Year of Reaching Those Who Could Not Reach Us

Celebrating a year of MANNA Community Markets!   Last year, MANNA officially launched a new program, which sought to hold free food distributions in areas lacking the infrastructure and/or resources to combat the high level of food insecurity in the region. Being that most of Western North Carolina is rural, we were aware that there… Read more »

The Ingles Giving Tree Tradition Continues!

Feast Your Eyes on the Ingles Giving Tree Monday, November 23, 4-6PM The 28th Ingles Giving Tree Celebrates a Long-Standing Tradition of Holiday Giving for our Friends and Neighbors Across WNC Nothing can hold back the giving spirit of the holidays here in Western North Carolina, particularly when it comes to ensuring that thousands of would-be… Read more »

A Marathon and a Sprint

As we race everyday to meet the dramatically increased need in our region, it has become both a marathon and a sprint. Right now, MANNA is simultaneously running a sprint and a marathon. And we have been for half a year now. Over the past six months, we’ve witnessed the need for food assistance in… Read more »