Fresh News

It’s our mission to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger. Fresh News is our monthly newsletter to keep you up-to-date on the latest MANNA events and benefits, and provides updates and stories highlighting the impact of our current programs and the work of our food distribution partner network. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter here:

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Shopping with SNAP

MANNA LIVE! On May 24th, we will be hosting our next “MANNA Live!” live stream event, Shopping with SNAP. The live stream will take place at the West Asheville Tailgate Market and will highlight the benefits of the Double SNAP program. Shopping with SNAP will take place from 3:30-4:00 PM on Tuesday, May 24th. The… Read more »

Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables

Double Your SNAP Funds, Access Nutritious Local Produce and Support Local Farmers Access to nutritious, healthy food is an important basic necessity for everyone. That is why we are thankful for farmers’ markets throughout WNC for accepting SNAP as a form of payment. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the most effective method of… Read more »

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 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive. The longstanding food drive is the largest one-day food drive in the country and provides residents with an easy way to donate food to… Read more »

The 13th Annual Student Food Drive

A Record Breaking Year Throughout the month of March, schools competed against each other in the 13th Annual Student Food Drive to see who could raise the most food and money to help feed neighbors throughout WNC. In total, all of the schools collectively raised 62,407 meals for families throughout our region! We are so… Read more »

Nutritious Meals for Seniors

Chef Rachel Kalin and Jewish Family Services’ Commitment to Feed Seniors Jewish Family Services (JFS) is a partner of MANNA and provides a wide range of support services to adults of all faiths in WNC. As part of their services, JFS has an Elder Club where isolated older adults have the opportunity to socialize and… Read more »

Plant a Row for MANNA

Feed Your Neighbors with Your Garden The weather is warming, and it’s planting season in the mountains! WNC residents have brought in their harvested backyard crops for us to distribute to our neighbors seeking food assistance, because they wanted to make sure that people in our area had access to nutritious and locally-grown produce. We… Read more »

Nutrition Works: Crazy “Coolslaw”

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to create healthy dishes and treats with the ingredients that they are bringing home from our mobile markets. If you are looking for a refreshing side to add to your meals this summer, we suggest that you try Nutrition Works’ Crazy “Coolslaw.”… Read more »

Connecting Neighbors to Community Gardens

Access to Free and Local Produce Access to nutrient dense food is essential to everyone’s health and well-being. That is why MANNA is dedicated to connecting our neighbors to healthy foods. In an effort to further connect people with locally-grown produce, we are curious to learn about all of the community gardens in our service… Read more »

Empowering Students: Nancy and Robert Taylor

Empowering Students and Their Families with Food Nancy and Robert Taylor’s Dedication to Feeding Neighbors in Cherokee County, NC In 2005, Pastor Tommy Lamb of Andrews First Baptist Church in Andrews, North Carolina asked Nancy and Robert Taylor to look into starting a MANNA Packs for Kids program that would be run through the church… Read more »

Join Our Fresh Food Drive!

In these late winter months, fresh fruits and vegetables are hard to come by, especially with the increased cost of groceries we are all seeing. For our neighbors who are struggling to afford groceries, fresh produce is vital for health and wellbeing, but can feel like an out-of-reach luxury. MANNA FoodBank is committed to providing… Read more »