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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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ACTION ALERT: We Need Your Voice

Proposed Cuts to SNAP Threaten National Anti-Hunger Efforts MANNA FoodBank is a nonpartisan organization committed to sharing facts and information about issues related to hunger in Western North Carolina and how they affect those we serve. We believe food is a basic right, enabling all of us to pursue the life, liberty, and happiness afforded… Read more »

Seasons of Grace: Planting Hope & Feeding the Community

Growing Hearts & Hope There’s something growing at the Swannanoa Correctional Facility for Women. Set against the backdrop of a gorgeous range of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a small plot of freshly tilled dirt is receiving some special attention. The planting season has started, and for the second year, inmates at the facility will be… Read more »

The 2018 Student Food Drive Raises Over 53,000 Meals!

The 2018 annual Student Food Drive is all wrapped up, and already people across our region are receiving the food they need as a result of the hard work of students from 30 schools from across MANNA’s 16 county western North Carolina service area. Here are this year’s winners for the Student Food Drive: Best… Read more »

Important FDA Recall Notice 4/13/18: Eggs

Egg Recall The FDA issued the following recall alert on Friday, April 13, 2018: Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly,… Read more »

Plant A Row for MANNA!

MANNA FoodBank invites gardeners in the region to join us in the work to end hunger in WNC by participating in the Plant a Row Campaign. Initially launched by the Garden Writer’s Association, Plant a Row is a program that encourages local gardeners and grower networks to either plant extra produce in their garden specifically… Read more »

Walnut Cove Members Association Supports Hunger Relief Efforts for Buncombe County Children

Thanks to a grant from the Walnut Cove Member Association, more Buncombe County students receiving free school meals will have food access over the weekend, when they are away from the school meal program. The $10,000 grant from the Walnut Cove Members Association (WCMA) will directly support MANNA FoodBank’s child feeding program, MANNA Packs for… Read more »

Food Lion’s ‘Great Pantry Makeover’ Gives a Lift to Two MANNA Partners

For the last three years, Food Lion, a regional grocery chain based out of Salisbury, North Carolina, has been making strides to help hundreds of food relief organizations to improve how they are serving their local communities through their campaign, The Great Pantry Makeover. Through this initiative, Food Lion gives support to these organizations by… Read more »

Decades of Service: Al and Ann Mojonnier

If you are ever in need of a dose of inspiration, it takes nothing more than walking through the doors of the MANNA Volunteer Center any day of the week. You will be greeted with the bustle of people, the clang of pallet jacks, and a peek at the daily work of what it takes… Read more »

Fresh Food for Families: MANNA Dedicates the First Produce Pod in North Carolina

Over the last several years, MANNA has worked hard to establish fresh produce distribution methods that are proven to work. We have launched several initiatives, including MANNA Express, our volunteer driven distribution method, with wild success. Now, thanks to an important investment from Morgan Stanley Foundation and a strong network partner in Haywood County, MANNA has… Read more »

Asheville Hotels Make Sweet Dreams for WNC Families Facing Hunger

Local hotels raised over 100,000 meals during Hunger Action Month There is a special thing that happens when a group of like-minded individuals come together for a single cause. For MANNA, this past September, which is also Hunger Action Month, that special thing came in the form of a new campaign to address hunger in… Read more »