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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 to know my daughter is taken care of even when we can’t fully provide for her on our own.” “Food stamps gave me the freedom to purchase healthy foods at the grocery store. I never thought I’d be so excited… Read more »

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 part of a nutritious meal? At MANNA, we work to be the link that connects food to hungry people.  Whether it’s fruits and vegetables of an unusual shape or size (we like to call… Read more »

A Small Window to Make a Big Difference

Earlier this week Congress and the President reauthorized the IRA charitable rollover – but only through December 31, 2014. This is a last minute and very short term opportunity to use IRA assets to make an additional, tax-free gift at year-end. Donors age 70 1/2 and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to… Read more »


Update: Giving Tuesday was an amazing success! We raised a total of $64,110 (including our match)! Thanks to everyone who donated. MANNA is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, December 2nd, #GivingTuesday, an anonymous donor will match all online donations to MANNA, up to $20,000. If the match reaches the maximum, it will mean 120,000… Read more »

Chief Development Officer Awarded for Excellence

MANNA is pleased to announce that the 2014 AFP WNC selected our own Donna Ensley as Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year. AFP stands for Association of Fundraising Professionals, and for 50 years, it has been the standard-bearer for professionalism and ethics in fundraising. Donna recognized her passion for nonprofits and the work they do through… Read more »

Heart Warming Donation from Blossman

It warms our heart. Hunger in America 2014, the latest hunger study, shared data about the trade-offs that our clients have to make in order to put food on the table. In these cold fall and winter months, that trade-off is often, “Heat or eat?” The Asheville branch of Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance and Service… Read more »

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. With a $2 donation to MANNA, Jersey Mike’s will give you any regular sub “on Mike.” You can provide food for 6 meals and have a great sub.   This special will take place on Wednesday afternoons from… Read more »

Doing Whatever it Takes

The Western North Carolina Report of Hunger in America 2014 provides a snapshot of the people in our region struggling with hunger. With 80 percent of the households that sought food assistance surviving on $20,000 or less a year, and 60 percent living on $10,000 or less a year, it comes as little surprise that spending… Read more »