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.

For Many WNC Families, No School Mean No Lunch

“Sometimes, when it rains, it really pours.” — Angelina For thousands of families across Western North Carolina depending on school meals to feed their children, summer is a stressful time of year. Angelina never expected her family to be in crisis. Her husband’s full-time job and benefits covered their monthly living costs, but their budget… Read more »

NC Budget Cuts Threaten to Eliminate Food Access to Over 50,000 Children

MANNA FoodBank has seen firsthand how the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program, formerly called food stamps, helps North Carolina families get the food they need to survive and live productive lives. We know that the FNS program provides critical assistance to those who are facing multiple challenges in making ends meet to provide for… Read more »

National Food Bank Trend: Immigrant Populations Afraid to Seek Food Assistance

There’s been a lot of news in the past few months about immigration issues.  Although these stories seem far away, the impact is being felt right here in WNC.  Several MANNA partners are reporting a decline in clients from immigrant communities, which echoes what we are hearing from food banks across the nation.  Our partner… Read more »

Now Through May 13: VOTE for The Cantina’s Skip A Side Program & Help Fight Hunger

Vote for Skip A Side! Voting Is Open Hunger is a hard reality in our neighborhood that can and should be alleviated, and this idea can help do just that. The Skip A Side program was developed by The Coggiola family, owners of The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village and longtime MANNA supporters. Here’s how it… Read more »

Help MANNA Feed WNC: Enter to Win A TABLE FOR THREE!

Welcome to the first annual Table for Three Raffle! Table for Three is MANNA FoodBank’s partnership with Asheville’s nationally recognized independent restaurant scene. Enter to win an incredible GRAND PRIZE: Dinner for two at 52 of the Asheville area’s top restaurants! That’s a years-worth of dining out. The best part is that each ticket supports… Read more »

Mosaix Group Wins Global Recognition for Blue Jean Ball

Mosaix Group, a leader in the field of Event Planning and Destination Management Companies (DMC), has been awarded the 2017 ADMEI Achievement Award for Best Public Event in recognition of their volunteer work on MANNA FoodBank’s 2016 Blue Jean Ball. The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) announced the winners of the prestigious 2017… Read more »

A Problem We Can Solve Together

There is a strong thread connecting thousands of people together here in Western North Carolina. People of every background, age, and culture come together to achieve something very fundamental: Get real food to real people in need. We see communities come together to start a food pantry where it’s most needed, volunteers streaming into the warehouses to sort… Read more »

Hendersonville Woman’s Club Selects MANNA for 2017 “Year of Giving” Initiative

We are thrilled to be the January recipient of the Hendersonville Woman’s Club, Inc.‘s brand new “Year of Giving” initiative! These dedicated community leaders presented MANNA with a check to support MANNA Packs for Kids in Henderson County! Each week, MANNA provides critical food for over 650 children in 13 schools in Henderson County alone…. Read more »

Fresh Food For Families: Supporter Spotlight, January 2017

In December, MANNA FoodBank received a grant from one of our long-standing supporters in the business community, Wells Fargo. The gift of $10,000 for general operating support will help cover costs in our operations and programs. Thank you, Wells Fargo! Also in December, MANNA was awarded $15,000 through a Feeding America national grant, thanks to… Read more »

Food On the Table All Year Round: Supporter Spotlight, December 2016

Pictured Above: Charles Frederick and Lynn Cook present a check to MANNA FoodBank CEO Hannah Randall on behalf of the TD Charitable Foundation. This vital support helps MANNA keep food on the table, not just during the holidays, but every day.  TD Charitable Foundation In November we received a generous gift of $20,000 from the TD… Read more »