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The Need Has Grown

The Need for Food in WNC is Nearly Double Pre-Pandemic Numbers To put it in plain terms: MANNA is currently...
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Ingles Markets’ Tradition of Giving Continues

The 30th Annual Ingles Giving Tree MANNA FoodBank and Ingles Markets are thrilled to announce the lighting of...
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Help Us Meet the Need This Holiday Season

Round Up Campaigns & Community Events We are so grateful to all of our partners who are helping us during...
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Ingles Day at the Mountain State Fair

A Day of Sunshine, Rides & Laura Lynn Cans Last month, the annual Ingles Day at the Mountain State Fair...
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Reconnecting with Our WNC Partners

The 2022 Feeding WNC Conference This month we had the exciting opportunity to gather our network of over 230...
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Hunger is Real: Voices of Western North Carolina

An Award Winning Documentary Hunger is Real: Voices of Western North Carolina, a documentary produced by...
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The Elevated Need for Food in WNC

And What We Can Do To Continue Meeting It Throughout our region, we are continuing to see individuals and...
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The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

At the end of September, a group of bipartisan representatives and leaders in the food movement convened in...
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Everyday Actions

Building Action into Daily Life for a Food-Secure WNC At the end of September, we hosted a new episode of our...
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The Added Cost of Returning to School

The Discontinuation of Universal Free School Meals & The Impact It Has on Children in WNC For many...
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The Journey of a MANNA Pack

Closing Children’s Weekend Meal Gap MANNA Packs are bags of nutritious food intended to help close the...
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Increasing Healthy Options

Student Tasting Panel for MANNA Packs In August, nine WNC students generously gave up a few of their summer...
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MANNA Live: Everyday Action

Building Action into Daily Life for a Food-Secure WNC Join us on Hunger Action day, which is Friday,...
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The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

MANNA FoodBank is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to sharing the issues that affect the people we serve...
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Nutrition Works: Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus Pasta

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to create healthy dishes and...
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Ingles Day at the Mountain State Fair

Get your Laura Lynn cans ready for one of our favorite food drives of the year. Thanks to our incredible...
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Hops for Hunger

Support MANNA with a Pint This September, several breweries are participating in our annual campaign that...
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Hunger Action Month

Take Action to Make a Difference in the Lives of our Neighbors! Every September, the network of 200 Feeding...
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Top Organizational Supporters for the First Half of 2022

Thank you to all of the following organizations for their vital and significant support of MANNA’s work and...
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Top Food Donors for the First Half of 2022

Looking back upon the first half of this past year, we are beyond grateful for all of the public and private...
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The Cost-of-Living Crisis in WNC

The Reality our Region is Facing Right Now Western North Carolina, along with the rest of the country, is...
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Food Lion Celebrates the “Feedys”

A Coming Together of Partners Working to End Food Insecurity and Hunger Last month, Food Lion celebrated the...
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Keep Kids Fed Act

Children Will Continue to Have Access to Nutritious Food Throughout the Summer The Keep Kids Fed Act has just...
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Partner Spotlight: Feeding Avery Families

Feeding Avery Families (FAF) is a non-profit organization in Avery County, North Carolina that works to...
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Wheels for Meals

Help Drive our Mission Forward! Your fuel efficient, low-mileage vehicle could have another chapter helping...
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Nutrition Works: Fruit Salsa

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to create healthy dishes and...
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Child Nutrition Reauthorization

A Look at Important Anti-Hunger Legislation for Children The school year has ended, and summer has...
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Summer Hunger

Food Access for the Summer, When Children are out of School For MANNA FoodBank, and our dedicated network of...
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Christian Thomas and the Cougar Market

Selling Food for the Price of “Smiles and Happiness” Christian is the kind of person that has a...
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Girl Scouts Help Combat Food Insecurity in WNC

Troop 42504 Donates 1,200 Boxes of Cookies At the beginning of May, Girl Scouts from Troop 42504 in Buncombe...
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Shopping with SNAP

Make the Most of Your SNAP Dollars On May 24, we visited the West Asheville Tailgate Market to discuss SNAP...
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Partner Spotlight: United Christian Ministries of Jackson County

Providing Neighbors in Jackson County with Food & Resources Since 1989, United Christian Ministries (UCM)...
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Nutrition Works: Squash Fritters

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to create healthy dishes and...
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Governor’s Service Award

Congratulations to Rick Bailey & Lynn Lederer We are pleased to announce that two of our volunteers, Rick...
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Shopping with SNAP

MANNA LIVE! On May 24th, we will be hosting our next “MANNA Live!” live stream event, Shopping...
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Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables

Double Your SNAP Funds, Access Nutritious Local Produce and Support Local Farmers Access to nutritious,...
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Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Back

The 30th Annual Food Drive from the National Association of Letter Carriers Returns On Saturday, May 14th The...
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The 13th Annual Student Food Drive

A Record Breaking Year Throughout the month of March, schools competed against each other in the 13th Annual...
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Nutritious Meals for Seniors

Chef Rachel Kalin and Jewish Family Services’ Commitment to Feed Seniors Jewish Family Services (JFS)...
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Plant a Row for MANNA

Feed Your Neighbors with Your Garden The weather is warming, and it’s planting season in the mountains!...
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Nutrition Works: Crazy “Coolslaw”

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to create healthy dishes and...
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Connecting Neighbors to Community Gardens

Access to Free and Local Produce Access to nutrient dense food is essential to everyone’s health and...
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Empowering Students: Nancy and Robert Taylor

Empowering Students and Their Families with Food Nancy and Robert Taylor’s Dedication to Feeding...
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Join Our Fresh Food Drive!

In these late winter months, fresh fruits and vegetables are hard to come by, especially with the increased...
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Celebrate a World of Flavors

National Nutrition Month Amid these turbulent times, MANNA wants to bring light during National Nutrition...
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Get Cookin’ with MANNA & Friends

MANNA LIVE! MANNA FoodBank is proud to present “MANNA LIVE!” This series of live stream events takes...
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Nutrition Works: Berry & Barley Spinach Salad

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to cook the food that they...
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Food is Love

Thank You to our Volunteers, Partners and Donors for Helping to Spread the Love Ever since the beginning of...
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Nutrition Works: Breakfast Egg Muffins

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to cook the food that they...
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The 13th Annual Student Food Drive

#MANNAStudentChallenge2022 The past few years, we have been unable to host our annual student food drive due...
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Partner Agency Spotlight: St. Vincent de Paul

Throughout WNC, MANNA has a network of over 200 partner agencies. These partners are often the final hands in...
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MANNA LIVE!

The “101” on Food Banking MANNA FoodBank is pleased to announce a new online series: “MANNA...
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Reflecting Upon the Past Year

2021: 5 Things We Are Thankful For Much like the year before it, 2021 was another unprecedented year at MANNA...
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Top Organizational Supporters in 2021

Thank you to all of the following organizations for their vital and significant support of MANNA’s work and...
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