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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National Food Bank Trend: Immigrant Populations Afraid to Seek Food Assistance

There’s been a lot of news in the past few months about immigration issues.  Although these stories seem far away, the impact is being felt right here in WNC.  Several MANNA partners are reporting a decline in clients from immigrant communities, which echoes what we are hearing from food banks across the nation.  Our partner… Read more »

Now Through May 13: VOTE for The Cantina’s Skip A Side Program & Help Fight Hunger

Vote for Skip A Side! Voting Is Open Hunger is a hard reality in our neighborhood that can and should be alleviated, and this idea can help do just that. The Skip A Side program was developed by The Coggiola family, owners of The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village and longtime MANNA supporters. Here’s how it… Read more »

Help MANNA Feed WNC: Enter to Win A TABLE FOR THREE!

Welcome to the first annual Table for Three Raffle! Table for Three is MANNA FoodBank’s partnership with Asheville’s nationally recognized independent restaurant scene. Enter to win an incredible GRAND PRIZE: Dinner for two at 52 of the Asheville area’s top restaurants! That’s a years-worth of dining out. The best part is that each ticket supports… Read more »

Mosaix Group Wins Global Recognition for Blue Jean Ball

Mosaix Group, a leader in the field of Event Planning and Destination Management Companies (DMC), has been awarded the 2017 ADMEI Achievement Award for Best Public Event in recognition of their volunteer work on MANNA FoodBank’s 2016 Blue Jean Ball. The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) announced the winners of the prestigious 2017… Read more »

A Problem We Can Solve Together

There is a strong thread connecting thousands of people together here in Western North Carolina. People of every background, age, and culture come together to achieve something very fundamental: Get real food to real people in need. We see communities come together to start a food pantry where it’s most needed, volunteers streaming into the warehouses to sort… Read more »

Fresh Food For Families: Supporter Spotlight, January 2017

In December, MANNA FoodBank received a grant from one of our long-standing supporters in the business community, Wells Fargo. The gift of $10,000 for general operating support will help cover costs in our operations and programs. Thank you, Wells Fargo! Also in December, MANNA was awarded $15,000 through a Feeding America national grant, thanks to… Read more »

Hendersonville Woman’s Club Selects MANNA for 2017 “Year of Giving” Initiative

We are thrilled to be the January recipient of the Hendersonville Woman’s Club, Inc.‘s brand new “Year of Giving” initiative! These dedicated community leaders presented MANNA with a check to support MANNA Packs for Kids in Henderson County! Each week, MANNA provides critical food for over 650 children in 13 schools in Henderson County alone…. Read more »

Food On the Table All Year Round: Supporter Spotlight, December 2016

Pictured Above: Charles Frederick and Lynn Cook present a check to MANNA FoodBank CEO Hannah Randall on behalf of the TD Charitable Foundation. This vital support helps MANNA keep food on the table, not just during the holidays, but every day.  TD Charitable Foundation In November we received a generous gift of $20,000 from the TD… Read more »

A Very Special Donation: Ingles Markets Provides Turkeys to Families for the Holidays

Picture above: (left to right) Louise O’Connor, a MANNA FoodBank board member, and Jan Ianniello, pantry director for Montmorenci United Methodist Church, accept a special holiday donation from Melissa Leavell, Director of Advertising for Ingles Markets. Ingles has donated over 2.2 million pounds of food to MANNA FoodBank to date in 2016.  Ingles Markets, MANNA FoodBank’s… Read more »

Making Miracles Happen

At MANNA FoodBank, Miracles Can Come in Unusual Packages Beyond being a food bank, where our primary focus is to get food to our 225 partner pantries to serve those in need across WNC, MANNA FoodBank is also a warm and welcoming place for those seeking assistance. The following excerpt is a story from our Chief… Read more »