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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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The 26th Annual Ingles Giving Tree: A Treasured Tradition of the Giving Season!

The Ingles Giving Tree Brings Hope and Inspires Compassion It’s more than just a Christmas tree; and, while it is constructed completely from food, it is also more than just food. For thousands of families living with the daily reality of hunger in Western North Carolina, the Ingles Giving Tree is a symbol of hope… Read more »

Holiday Turkey Drive, now through Nov. 15!

You can help make a local family’s table a bit brighter. This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ table across our region with the staples that we all enjoy during a special holiday meal. Food with Hope and Dignity One reality of food banking is that food banks commonly receive holiday-specific food donations… Read more »

TRIPLE Matching Gift Opportunity! Update: Match MET!!!

Update: MATCH MET! Thanks to ALL who jumped into action, we secured the FULL MATCH available to us through Bank of America’s Give A Meal campaign! We are so proud to report that our community met the match within a few days of the campaign launching – helping to LEAD THE NATION in community giving,… Read more »

Hurricane Florence: MANNA’s Response and How You Can Help

*We will keep this page updated.* What MANNA Is Doing MANNA is working with food banks across the storm-affected regions in North and South Carolina in a coordinated effort to help alleviate the impacts from Hurricane Florence. We are working very closely with our sister food banks to help provide the most needed resources, including… Read more »

September is Hunger Action Month: Join the Movement

Join the Movement. September is Hunger Action Month Hunger Action Month is a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger! Here at MANNA FoodBank, we are asking: What does it mean to take action on hunger? This month, we have a… Read more »

Nutrition Works: A Community Effort

MANNA FoodBank has wrapped up another great year of our Nutrition Works initiatives, thanks to our partnership with and support from Mission Health Community Investment. The Nutrition Works program aims to to increase access to healthy foods for all Western North Carolinians in our 16 county service area by working with local clinics to identify… Read more »

Save the Date: 17th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser is Monday, September 24

Beautiful locally handmade pottery, delicious soup from favorite local chefs, and all for a great cause: Empty Bowls is back on Monday, September 24! Tickets are on sale now! To stay in the loop, sign up for MANNA’s e-newsletter, Fresh News! You can sign up for these emails here, and you can unsubscribe any time…. Read more »

19th Annual Blue Jean Ball Success: Best Year Yet!

Celebrating A Record-Breaking Blue Jean Ball   This year’s 19th Blue Jean Ball was our most successful event in Blue Jean Ball history! This incredible accomplishment is possible only through the support of the 1,000 attendees, the hundreds of volunteers, the dedicated event sponsors, and our irreplaceable culinary sponsors. All of these incredible folks come together… Read more »

Hops for Hunger: Buy A Beer, Help Feed A Family!

“Beer City” Comes Together in July to Feed WNC Many of us are busy planning summer vacations, gatherings, and picnics ahead of July. But for over 100,000 Western North Carolina residents busy trying to make ends meet to provide for their most basic needs, that kind of celebration is out of the question. That is… Read more »

MANNA on the Move: Reliable Used Cars Needed

MANNA is a mobile organization, moving food across 6,434 square miles of our mountainous service area, and our daily work to meet the food needs for over 100,000 WNC people a year depends greatly on reliable vehicles. MANNA is in great need of reliable vehicles, with relatively low mileage, that can support the collective efforts… Read more »