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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 »

Holiday Turkey Drive, now through November 15th

Help Make a Local Family’s Table a Bit Brighter and Donate a Turkey to our TURKEY DRIVE! This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ tables 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… Read more »

All Hands On Deck in Macon County

Macon County Pop-Up Market Sees Large Attendance to Fill Basic Needs Macon County Community Members Come Together for their Neighbors Macon County communities came together at the end of September to help provide much-needed basic necessities to residents struggling with tight budgets, health issues, and other financially restrictive situations, thanks to strong community partnerships and… Read more »

Preparedness and Relief Efforts for Hurricane Dorian

*We will keep this page updated.* Preparedness and Relief Efforts for Hurricane Dorian What MANNA Is Doing MANNA is working very closely with our sister food banks across NC and SC to help prepare for if Hurricane Dorian hits the Carolinas. We are very sensitive to the fact that there will be both short and… Read more »

Take Action Against Hunger in September!

September is Hunger Action Month. More than 100,000 people experience hunger in Western North Carolina every year. Every September, MANNA FoodBank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring awareness to the issue of hunger in America. Hunger Action Month is designed to… Read more »

A Closer Look at Hunger in WNC

The Real Face of Hunger Western North Carolina families and residents continue to face an uphill battle when it comes to basic affordability. Our communities are facing the highest housing costs in the state, forcing people to move further and further from central areas where jobs are mostly based. A lack of public transportation further… Read more »

Help Feed A Family this July thanks to WNC’s Craft Beer and Cider Community!

Hops For Hunger: Raise A Glass, Feed A Family Visit our dedicated local craft breweries and cideries who are helping us fill plates this July! In Western North Carolina, more than 100,000 people every year experience food insecurity. But with the help of our local craft beverage industry, during the month of July, you can… Read more »

Blue Jean Ball is this Saturday!

A Party for a Purpose We’re thrilled to be hosting the 20th annual Blue Jean Ball this coming Saturday, June 8, 2019! The event is sold out – no tickets will be available at the door. For Ticket Holders: We are thrilled you will be our guest for Saturday’s biggest “party for a purpose” in… Read more »

Catawba Brewing Hosts the White Zombie 5k on June 1, 2019 benefiting MANNA FoodBank

Catawba Brewing Co. is hosting its first-ever White Zombie 5k, which will take place on June 1 at 9 a.m. During the 5k, participants may run or walk from Catawba’s South Slope tasting room through downtown Asheville to dodge zombies along the way in several “Outbreak Zones.” Racers who wish to dress in costume are… Read more »