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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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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 »

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 »