Hunger Action Month 2015: A Record-Setting Year

Hunger Action Month happens every September, and this year’s was one of our best yet! We set multiple...
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This Hunger Action Month, We Celebrate YOU!

While this month might be packed with ways to act to end hunger, we know that YOU – our volunteers,...
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Hunger in WNC: A Closer Look

The economy is bouncing back – at least, that’s what we keep hearing from employment and economic...
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Leanne Brown Makes Cooking on a Budget Easy and Delicious

MANNA FoodBank will host Leanne Brown, author of the cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, for a...
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14th Annual Empty Bowls Tickets on Sale NOW!

Please note: This event has passed. Stay tuned for news about 2016’s Empty Bowls event by subscribing...
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We’re on a Mission, and it’s All About Food

For 31 years, MANNA FoodBank has been rescuing food from being thrown away and has gotten it into the homes...
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Blue Jean Ball a Soulful Success!

This year’s ball was held on Saturday, June 6th, and our theme was Bowl Full of Soul. The ball was...
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MANNA Receives Morgan Stanley Award

MANNA FoodBank received a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to help fund the MANNA Pack Program, a child...
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Premier Entertainment for the Blue Jean Ball

The Blue Jean Ball is set to have a fabulous 10 piece band to provide some soulful entertainment on June...
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MANNA Receives 4 out of 4 Stars on Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most utilized evaluator of charities.  It works to guide...
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MANNA Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

After careful planning and much anticipation, our Chief Development Officer, Donna Ensley, has accepted the...
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Campaign Chairmen Interview on WCQS

With the Space to Erase Hunger campaign in full swing, David Holt and Brad Searson sit down for an...
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Blue Jean Ball Tickets on Sale Now!

Purchase your ticket HERE for the 16th annual Blue Jean Ball!  This year’s Blue Jean Ball will take...
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Let’s Stamp Out Hunger!

  Saturday, May 9th marks the 23rd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving, the National...
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Get Ready for the 16th Annual Blue Jean Ball!

Mark your calendars for Asheville’s most fun and funky fundraising (and roof-raising) party, MANNA...
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MANNA FoodBank Kicks Off Space to Erase Capital Campaign

MANNA FoodBank kicked off the public phase of the Space to Erase Hunger Capital Campaign on Tuesday, April...
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Collaborating in Communities to End Hunger

MANNA’s Network Capacity Improvement Project In 2014, MANNA distributed 15 million pounds of food,...
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Finding More to Life at MANNA

written by Marlene Champagne Having recently moved to Asheville last summer, residing in a one-bedroom...
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A Soup-er Way to Make a Difference!

Residents at The Beaverdam Run held their 2nd Annual SOUPer on Sunday, February 15. Thirty eight...
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David Holt Named Honorary Chair of Campaign

Western North Carolina resident and Grammy-award winning musician David Holt has partnered with MANNA as the...
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Good Health and the Path to a Better Life

“Probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is use food stamps.” “It’s nice...
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Be Nice With Your Rice

The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village began the Be Nice With Your Rice campaign in 2013 to raise funds and...
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Learn About MANNA AND Our Local Real Estate Market

Beverly Hanks Real Estate has been a long time supporter of MANNA FoodBank. This month Neal Hanks Jr. paid us...
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At MANNA FoodBank, We’re Orange AND Green

Did you know that 40 percent of all the food produced in the United States is thrown out without ever being...
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A Small Window to Make a Big Difference

Earlier this week Congress and the President reauthorized the IRA charitable rollover – but only through...
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#GivingTuesday

Update: Giving Tuesday was an amazing success! We raised a total of $64,110 (including our match)! Thanks to...
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Chief Development Officer Awarded for Excellence

MANNA is pleased to announce that the 2014 AFP WNC selected our own Donna Ensley as Outstanding Fundraising...
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Heart Warming Donation from Blossman

It warms our heart. Hunger in America 2014, the latest hunger study, shared data about the trade-offs that...
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Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank celebrate 22nd Anniversary of...

Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank are pleased to invite the community to the 22nd lighting of the Ingles...
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A $2 Donation to MANNA Gets You a Free Lunch!

Our local Jersey Mike’s is teaming up with MANNA to help provide food for meals this holiday season....
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Welcome To Nancy Flippin, Our New CFO

MANNA is thrilled to welcome new CFO Nancy Flippin to the Senior Management Team. Nancy comes with incredible...
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Doing Whatever it Takes

The Western North Carolina Report of Hunger in America 2014 provides a snapshot of the people in our region...
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Bank of America Offers 2:1 Match for MANNA

Bank of America Works to End Hunger with 2:1 Match Many of our supporters know that every $1 that is donated...
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Holiday Card Design Contest

MANNA FoodBank is accepting submissions for our 1st ever holiday card design contest. Our holiday card from...
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Trading Off Until There is Nothing Left

Have you had to choose between paying for food and paying for health care in the last year?” Clients in...
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Empty Bowls: Broken Records But Bowls Remain Intact

  The Empty Bowls luncheon and dinner events were a great success thanks to our donors, sponsors,...
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Empty Bowls on September 15th

Empty Bowls is the centerpiece event of Hunger Action Month. It’s a celebration of community, art, and...
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September Happenings

September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of...
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Number of People Seeking Food Assistance Increases in WNC

Largest, Most Comprehensive Analysis of Charitable Food Assistance in America Reports 107,600 Served by MANNA...
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Community Leader, Advocate, Visionary: Leigh Pettus Retires...

As I wind down 22 years at MANNA FoodBank, I would like to thank all who have supported me: the partner...
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14 Million Pounds and Counting…

  A letter from MANNA Food Bank Executive Director, Cindy Threlkeld: As MANNA wraps up our fiscal year,...
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Feeding Hope for 30 Years and Counting

Take a glimpse inside of MANNA. Learn from the Executive Directors, past and present why and how we do what...
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Pushing the Limits for Peanut Butter

Shaniqua Simuel donated 340 jars of peanut butter this month as part of her effort to win a $7500 scholarship...
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Each Person Has a Story

An estimated 108,000 people in our region are food insecure. Each one of these people has a story. The...
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Music to Your Mouth and More

Music has a way of bringing people together, and countless musicians have united people in the work of ending...
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