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MANNA’s Executive Director, Cindy Threlkeld, Retiring this Spring

MANNA FoodBank’s Executive Director, Cindy Threlkeld, publicly announced her retirement this week. Threlkeld’s five year tenure as MANNA’s Executive Director has been a period of record growth and development. Threlkeld will retire as Executive Director in late spring of 2016. The economic challenges facing Western North Carolina have grown tremendously since the recession of 2008…. Read more »

The 23rd Annual Ingles Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony

Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank invite you to attend the 23nd annual lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, from 5-7 PM. The Giving Tree is a 10-ton construction of non-perishable food items donated by Ingles Markets, and constructed and decorated by MANNA FoodBank staff and volunteers. Laura Ingle will… Read more »

One Small Person Makes a Huge Impact

Madi Sutton may not be your typical 12-year-old, yet she has no supernatural powers and does not wear a cape. She is a young person on a mission, unafraid of hard work. Madi’s mission includes helping people in Henderson County who struggle with food insecurity and hunger on a regular basis. Madi has been developing… Read more »

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 records, held some amazing events, and best of all, connected even more with our Western North Carolina community. Hunger Action Day, which was September 3, was the day we asked the community to wear orange, the color of hunger… Read more »

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, donors, partners, sponsors, and the rest of the MANNA family – are acting every day to end hunger. We salute all that you do!                      … Read more »

Hunger in WNC: A Closer Look

The economy is bouncing back – at least, that’s what we keep hearing from employment and economic reports. But this has not translated into fewer people needing emergency food assistance. In fact, our distribution numbers here at MANNA continue to climb steadily. More people might be going back to work across the country, but North Carolinians… Read more »

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 series of events on Friday, September 4, 2015. Leanne’s visit to Asheville is part of a month of events hosted by MANNA for Hunger Action Month™, a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action… Read more »

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 of people in need.  Today there are more than 107,000 people in Western North Carolina who without our help might otherwise go hungry.  As MANNA has grown to meet the need in our region, we… Read more »

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 held outside MANNA’s warehouses, along the banks of the Swannanoa River. Ticket holders enjoyed small tasting plates from over twenty of Asheville’s finest restaurants including Biltmore, Chestnut, Cantina at Biltmore Village, Lobster Trap, Red Stag Grill,… Read more »

MANNA Receives Morgan Stanley Award

MANNA FoodBank received a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to help fund the MANNA Pack Program, a child hunger initiative that helps to ensure students receive nutritious food during school breaks. Over the past three years, food banks like MANNA have received more than $4 million from Morgan Stanley to help launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding… Read more »