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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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COVID-19 Response and Updates

(Updated 3/13/20 at 2:30PM) Letter from MANNA’s CEO, Hannah Randall Dear Friends: I am writing to update you on MANNA FoodBank’s plan as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This pandemic is evolving by the hour, and I want to affirm that our top priority is the safety and well-being of our volunteers and staff,… Read more »

Driving Nutrition Home

MANNA’s Mobile Programs Promote Healthy Diets for Clients throughout WNC MANNA’s mobile distribution programs, such as MANNA Express and the MANNA Community Market, are instrumental in not only getting food out to residents of WNC, but making sure that everyone has access to fruits, vegetables and other important pieces of produce. Our day of distribution… Read more »

“I Love My Leafy Greens”

The Importance of Nutrition in NC Mountain Towns Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Newland is a beautiful and picturesque small town. The mountains define the skyline, the downtown is a quaint culmination of a few shops and restaurants, and the people go about their day-to-day routines. Similar to other mountain towns in WNC, hunger… Read more »

Your Dollar Now Goes Further Than Ever at MANNA!

We are delighted to announce that for every $1 donated to MANNA, you are helping provide 4 meals to our neighbors across WNC. Accomplishing this milestone would not be possible without the support of the incredible WNC community. Through the hard work of our volunteers, the dedication of our food donors, and the organizational commitment… Read more »

Midnight MANNA

A Night of Service and Fun Saturday night is prime socializing time for high school students. But this past Saturday, from 9 pm to midnight, almost 100 high schoolers gave up that precious Saturday night to come and spend the evening donating their time to help address hunger in the mountains. For the last eight… Read more »

Know Your Voting Rights

When going to the ballot box, it is important voters are informed of their rights. Here are a few important pieces of information to know prior to the upcoming primary. • You will not be required to show a photo ID on Super Tuesday. Despite the passing of legislation that would require a photo ID… Read more »

Voter Advocacy: A Chance to Change the Future

A Chance To Change The Future MANNA is a place where people from all backgrounds and experiences come together to unite in a singular mission: ending hunger in WNC. As a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to highlighting and advocating for the issues that affect the people we serve, we recognize the level of community support required… Read more »

MANNA Community Market

Meeting Communities Where We’re Needed For many Western North Carolinians, times are tough. In fact, more than 90,900 people in the 16 western-most counties are experiencing food insecurity every year. Wages are not keeping up with living expenses, and North Carolina is already ranked in the top 10 most food-insecure states in the country. MANNA’s traditional… Read more »

These Kids Aren’t Playing Around…They’re Volunteering!

WNC Youth’s Mission to End Hunger Kids love to help out. It’s in their nature. When they see family or friends who are upset, they do what they can to cheer them up, because they want those around them to be happy – they want to be a solution to the problem. At MANNA, that… Read more »

Sweet Dreams, Full Plates Serves Up Record Donation

Turning down services has never tasted so sweet. The third annual Sweet Dreams, Full Plates campaign set a new record this year – donating an incredible $59,100 dollars in September to support MANNA FoodBank’s mission. “MANNA FoodBank is overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Mary Nesbitt, Chief Development Officer. “Their incredible efforts that involved all levels of… Read more »