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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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Preserve Communities Makes a Big Impact with 1st Annual Grand Prix Benefit Calcutta

When we heard that MANNA FoodBank had been chosen for The Preserve Communities’ inaugural $25,000 Grand Prix Benefit Calcutta, we were thrilled to learn more! We soon found out that it is an exciting competition featuring the most talented, graceful horse-and-rider teams from not just across the country, but across the world. We also discovered… Read more »

Triple Your Donation, Triple Your Impact! UPDATE: Match Met!

UPDATE: The MATCH HAS BEEN MET! Thank you to all who used this avenue to triple your donation! You can still make tax-deductible contributions to MANNA securely via our online donation form by clicking here. For every $1 you give, Bank of America will give $2 more! Feeding America and Bank of America are partnering… Read more »

Hurricane and Disaster Relief: How You Can Help

MANNA FoodBank works closely with our national hunger relief organization, Feeding America, to support overall efforts to send aid and assistance to areas of the country affected by recent weather-related disasters. While MANNA’s main focus is and will continue to be working to end hunger here in Western North Carolina, we jump in to collect… Read more »

Food On the Table: Supporter Spotlight, September 2017

Over the last few years, MANNA staff, volunteers, and partners have watched as the number of WNC residents seeking emergency food support grows. In 2016, MANNA distributed over 13.6 million meals across WNC. MANNA continues to distribute record amounts of food every year, and with that increase in the need for food comes an increase… Read more »

Hurricane Harvey and Flooding Relief: How to Help

Send the Help They Need. We have received a number of requests from the local community interested in helping out with hurricane and flooding relief in Texas. MANNA FoodBank has been in touch with our national partner, Feeding America. Sending supplies takes huge coordination and is costly and time consuming. These folks need assistance on… Read more »

Nutrition WORKS: Community Investment at Work

In September 2016, MANNA FoodBank was awarded a grant of $65,000 from the Community Investment program of Mission Health. This grant included support for our Clinic Referral pilot program, where we partner with area clinics to refer food insecure patients to available resources. It also included support for Nutritional Nudge events, where MANNA staff provide… Read more »

MANNA FoodBank’s 16th Annual Empty Bowls Events

Tickets are now on sale! This year celebrates the 16th year of MANNA FoodBank’s Empty Bowls fundraisers. Attendees choose a bowl hand-made by local artisans and enjoy a meal of soup, bread, and dessert. The bowl they take home reminds them of all the empty bowls in the world. This event sells out every year, and… Read more »

Wicked Weed Brewing Supports MANNA’s Food Distribution Program With a Generous Donation

You may have heard about Wicked Weed Brewing’s recent $50,000 donation to MANNA’s food distribution program, which is beyond thrilling! This surprise donation came at just the right time, helping us stretch to meet the increased need for food during the summer months, when kids are out of school and do not have access to… Read more »

Hops for Hunger: Local Beer Scene Joins Forces to Address Hunger in WNC

Join Hops for Hunger, Where Every Pint Has Purpose! You might be planning an elaborate 4th of July picnic, but for thousands of families in need, that kind of celebration is out of the question. That is part of why the nationally recognized WNC beer scene is collaborating to raise awareness for the issue of… Read more »

For Many WNC Families, No School Means No Lunch

“Sometimes, when it rains, it really pours.” — Angelina For thousands of families across Western North Carolina depending on school meals to feed their children, summer is a stressful time of year. Angelina never expected her family to be in crisis. Her husband’s full-time job and benefits covered their monthly living costs, but their budget… Read more »