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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Celebrate a World of Flavors

National Nutrition Month Amid these turbulent times, MANNA wants to bring light during National Nutrition Month by celebrating food as a connector. Person to person and culture to culture, food holds a multitude of meanings. Food can represent love, community, connection and so much more. Here in WNC, we are home to a wide array… Read more »

Get Cookin’ with MANNA & Friends

MANNA LIVE! MANNA FoodBank is proud to present “MANNA LIVE!” This series of live stream events takes place across MANNA’s social media channels throughout 2022, and focuses on different topics related to the food bank’s daily work across 16 counties of WNC, including the Qualla Boundary. You can see our episode, “Get Cookin’ with MANNA… Read more »

Nutrition Works: Berry & Barley Spinach Salad

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to cook the food that they are bringing home from our mobile markets into delicious meals and treats. In honor of National Nutrition Month, incorporate Nutrition Works’ Berry & Barley Salad into your next dinner. The refreshing salad contains spinach, barley, blueberries… Read more »

Food is Love

Thank You to our Volunteers, Partners and Donors for Helping to Spread the Love Ever since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, we have seen a dramatic increase in the need for food amongst families throughout the entirety of WNC. As of December 2021, we are continuing to serve over 120,000 people per… Read more »

Nutrition Works: Breakfast Egg Muffins

Our Nutrition Works team works to provide our clients with recipes detailing how to cook the food that they are bringing home from our mobile markets into delicious meals and treats. If you are looking for a quick and nutritious breakfast treat, you will want to try Nutrition Works’ Breakfast Egg Muffin recipe. The recipe… Read more »

The 13th Annual Student Food Drive

#MANNAStudentChallenge2022 The past few years, we have been unable to host our annual student food drive due to the pandemic. This year, however, the student food drive and the competition between schools to see who can collect the most food returns! Throughout the entire month of March, schools will be hosting food drives and competing… Read more »

Partner Agency Spotlight: St. Vincent de Paul

Throughout WNC, MANNA has a network of over 200 partner agencies. These partners are often the final hands in the process of food distribution. They make sure members of their community have food to eat by distributing food directly to local families. One of our incredible partners is St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent de… Read more »


The “101” on Food Banking MANNA FoodBank is pleased to announce a new online series: “MANNA LIVE!” This series of livestream events will take place on MANNA’s Facebook and YouTube social media channels, and will focus on different topics throughout the year. On Friday, January 28th, join us for “FoodBank 101”. This first event in… Read more »

Reflecting Upon the Past Year

2021: 5 Things We Are Thankful For Much like the year before it, 2021 was another unprecedented year at MANNA FoodBank. The ongoing pandemic continued to affect the daily lives of everyone in our region, as the need for food throughout WNC remained well above pre-pandemic numbers. The growing gap between families’ incomes and the… Read more »

Top Organizational Supporters in 2021

Thank you to all of the following organizations for their vital and significant support of MANNA’s work and mission throughout 2021! Thanks to their contributions, we were able to distribute a record amount of food to families throughout WNC, and continue to provide food with hope and dignity to all Western North Carolinians who need… Read more »