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

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Rallying for Girls in WNC

MANNA, Project Dignity of WNC, Feeding America, and Always® Partner on a Special Donation Traditionally, MANNA FoodBank’s inventory flow is almost exclusively food. But when the community lacks access to the most fundamental needs, like groceries, it is more than likely that people lack access to other grocery basics, like toilet paper and personal care… Read more »

Ingles Reclaim Center: A Local Partnership to Feed More People

The familiar beep of a checkout register is not something you usually hear in a warehouse, much less a food bank’s warehouse. Thanks to a strong local partnership with Ingles Markets, based right here in Western North Carolina, MANNA FoodBank is one of only a few food banks across the country where you can hear… Read more »

Rubber Meets Road: More Wheels Mean More Food Across WNC

Any given weekday before 8:00 A.M., MANNA’s driving team hits the road, the truck fleet loaded with the day’s food deliveries—delivering the majority of the more than 41,000 meals MANNA distributes each day. These wheels work hard, moving food across a mountainous, rural region spanning over 6,400 square miles, and that work is expanding as… Read more »

When the Need Arises, We Respond

Earlier this year, when the government shutdown meant missed paychecks for more than 6,000 people across Western North Carolina, MANNA responded. With the support of our community and partnerships with local organizations, we hosted several distributions for federal employees and provided pop-up markets for TSA employees affected by the shutdown. Five weeks of missed paychecks… Read more »

Food Really Is Love.

A Special Valentine’s Day Message Celebrating All the Love You Share It’s central to more than just sustaining life. It’s the heart of every family and community gathering, it’s how people celebrate milestones, moments, and traditions. It can tell a history, or can become part of the future. Food is a reflection of life in… Read more »

Giving Hope If the Government Shutdown Continues

As you know, MANNA is a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing information on issues that could affect the lives of the people we serve. Therefore, it is important to look at the potential impacts of the government shutdown. Working families who had felt secure are now facing the reality that their next pay check may… Read more »

MANNA Pop-Up Markets: More Food to More Locations Across WNC

In the summer of 2018, MANNA launched a pilot program to provide more perishable foods to communities across WNC. MANNA’s primary food distribution program operates through a dedicated network of over 200 partner nonprofit agencies serving communities across the 16-county region, but with the need for food on the rise, there are struggling communities who… Read more »

The 26th Annual Ingles Giving Tree: A Treasured Tradition of the Giving Season!

The Ingles Giving Tree Brings Hope and Inspires Compassion It’s more than just a Christmas tree; and, while it is constructed completely from food, it is also more than just food. For thousands of families living with the daily reality of hunger in Western North Carolina, the Ingles Giving Tree is a symbol of hope… Read more »

Holiday Turkey Drive, now through Nov. 15!

You can help make a local family’s table a bit brighter. This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ table 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 banks commonly receive holiday-specific food donations… Read more »

TRIPLE Matching Gift Opportunity! Update: Match MET!!!

Update: MATCH MET! Thanks to ALL who jumped into action, we secured the FULL MATCH available to us through Bank of America’s Give A Meal campaign! We are so proud to report that our community met the match within a few days of the campaign launching – helping to LEAD THE NATION in community giving,… Read more »