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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Top Food Donors in 2021

Looking back upon this past year, we are beyond grateful for all of the public and private partnerships with businesses who donated food. Thanks to these organizations, MANNA and our food distribution partners could ensure that anytime someone came to us in 2021, that we had the food they needed. Please join us in thanking… Read more »

Nutrition Works: Jicama 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. One of the vegetables MANNA distributes across WNC is jicama. The slightly sweet and crunchy root vegetable is sometimes referred to as the “Mexican… Read more »

Announcing MANNA’s New CEO: Claire Neal

MANNA FoodBank is proud to welcome Claire Neal, who will be joining us on Monday, January 31st as our 6th leader in almost four decades of MANNA’s existence. We are also very pleased that Hannah Randall, our current CEO has graciously agreed to stay on for a number of weeks to help onboard Claire in… Read more »

Another Record Breaking Year

MANNA’s 2020-2021 Annual Report Throughout yet another unprecedented year, MANNA has witnessed a consistent and overwhelming outpouring of support from our community. Thanks to you, our incredible community of volunteers and supporters, we were able to serve an average of 125,000 individuals every single month throughout our most recent fiscal year. Over 2,400 individual volunteers… Read more »

The Gift of Food & Hope

Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit, While Providing Food for our WNC Neighbors The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. People are encouraged to think of others and do what they can to spread joy throughout their community, while lifting their neighbors and the people around them. Here, at MANNA, we… Read more »

Grow Your Legacy, Create a Future Together

Planned Giving at MANNA Did you know that you could impact the lives of future individuals experiencing food insecurity by learning more about our planned giving legacy program? If you are interested, please start here to learn about the different gift options available to you. We will be happy to work with you to find… Read more »

Interested in Driving Food to Families throughout WNC?

MANNA is Looking for Volunteer Drivers Volunteer drivers play an essential role in our operations. After MANNA has procured food and packed it in our warehouse, it is our drivers who make sure that the food reaches families in WNC. If you are interested in driving one of MANNA’s box trucks and joining our incredible… Read more »

Nutrition Works: Cinnamon Chips & Fruit Salsa

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. Cinnamon is one the most festive winter spices and our Nutrition Works team has prepared a tasty cinnamon-based snack for this holiday season. Watch… Read more »

Rice-ing Up to the Challenge

Thermo Fisher Scientific Packs Thousands of Pounds of Rice for WNC Families In early November, Thermo Fisher Scientific hosted their annual rice-packing event, “Rice-ing Up to the Challenge.” After purchasing the rice for the event, Thermo Fisher asked their employees to sign up as teams for specific shifts throughout the day. During those shifts, teams… Read more »

Spotlight on SNAP

The Importance of SNAP for WNC Seniors Did you know that one of the most effective ways of combatting food insecurity is through SNAP enrollment? SNAP not only provides families with food, but is an empowering method of food assistance. Through SNAP, families have the opportunity to choose and purchase their own groceries to bring… Read more »