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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A Small Window to Make a Big Difference

Earlier this week Congress and the President reauthorized the IRA charitable rollover – but only through December 31, 2014. This is a last minute and very short term opportunity to use IRA assets to make an additional, tax-free gift at year-end. Donors age 70 1/2 and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to… Read more »


Update: Giving Tuesday was an amazing success! We raised a total of $64,110 (including our match)! Thanks to everyone who donated. MANNA is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, December 2nd, #GivingTuesday, an anonymous donor will match all online donations to MANNA, up to $20,000. If the match reaches the maximum, it will mean 120,000… Read more »

Chief Development Officer Awarded for Excellence

MANNA is pleased to announce that the 2014 AFP WNC selected our own Donna Ensley as Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year. AFP stands for Association of Fundraising Professionals, and for 50 years, it has been the standard-bearer for professionalism and ethics in fundraising. Donna recognized her passion for nonprofits and the work they do through… Read more »

Heart Warming Donation from Blossman

It warms our heart. Hunger in America 2014, the latest hunger study, shared data about the trade-offs that our clients have to make in order to put food on the table. In these cold fall and winter months, that trade-off is often, “Heat or eat?” The Asheville branch of Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance and Service… Read more »

Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank celebrate 22nd Anniversary of the Ingles Giving Tree

Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank are pleased to invite the community to the 22nd lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, November 24th, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Ingles Giving Tree is made of food, right down to the core, with ten tons of non-perishable food items donated… Read more »

A $2 Donation to MANNA Gets You a Free Lunch!

Our local Jersey Mike’s is teaming up with MANNA to help provide food for meals this holiday season. With a $2 donation to MANNA, Jersey Mike’s will give you any regular sub “on Mike.” You can provide food for 6 meals and have a great sub.   This special will take place on Wednesday afternoons from… Read more »

Doing Whatever it Takes

The Western North Carolina Report of Hunger in America 2014 provides a snapshot of the people in our region struggling with hunger. With 80 percent of the households that sought food assistance surviving on $20,000 or less a year, and 60 percent living on $10,000 or less a year, it comes as little surprise that spending… Read more »

Bank of America Offers 2:1 Match for MANNA

Bank of America Works to End Hunger with 2:1 Match Many of our supporters know that every $1 that is donated to MANNA FoodBank can provide enough food for three meals. Thanks to Bank of America, now through December 31st, every $1 can mean 9 meals! Through Give A Meal, for every dollar donated to… Read more »

Holiday Card Design Contest

MANNA FoodBank is accepting submissions for our 1st ever holiday card design contest. Our holiday card from last year is pictured. The selected design will be sent to thousands of MANNA supporters in the form of a printed card and an e-card. The artist will be recognized on the back of the printed card and… Read more »

Trading Off Until There is Nothing Left

Have you had to choose between paying for food and paying for health care in the last year?” Clients in the Hunger in America 2014 study were asked questions like this one for the first time since the study began in 1994. The answers they gave help to provide a snapshot of what life is… Read more »