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Summer Packs

Food Access for the Summer, When Kids Are Out of School For MANNA FoodBank, and our dedicated network of partner food providers across the region, summer is a busy time for getting food to families who need it—especially families with children. It is more important than ever that MANNA is able to be there for… Read more »

Children and Food Insecurity

Why are WNC Children Facing Higher Rates of Hunger? In Western North Carolina, food insecurity disproportionately impacts our youngest residents. While unfortunately, 1 in 6 adults in our region don’t know where their next meal is going to come from, the rate of child food insecurity is much higher: In WNC, 1 in 4 children… Read more »

What is in a Summer Pack?

Summer Packs are MANNA’s answer to summer hunger, when WNC children don’t have access to free school meals. The Summer Packs–similar to our school year weekend food packs, MANNA Packs–provide a week’s worth of supplemental food to kids and their families. Curious what you might find inside a Summer Pack? Join Carol Fazioli, MANNA’s Health… Read more »

Impact Report: March 2020 – June 2021

While we’re beginning to see the signs of recovery, the near 100,000 people we are serving every month still have a very long road ahead. We still remain 28% above our pre-pandemic numbers for the number of people needing food in WNC. In the month of June alone, MANNA and our partners served over 100,000… Read more »

An Update from MANNA

The Need for Food in WNC Remains High As MANNA FoodBank, the pandemic has been both a marathon and a sprint for all aspects of our operations – and it does not appear that it will let up anytime soon. As of the end of May, we are still serving over 40% more people than… Read more »

MANNA’s Focus on Health

Even in a Pandemic, MANNA Maintains a Commitment to Healthy Food for the Wellbeing of Our Community At MANNA, our mission to end hunger is at the center of everything we do. We know how vital food is to ensuring that our community can live and thrive – food truly is the foundation of health…. Read more »

Make SNAP Dollars Go Further at Local Farmers’ Markets!

In Western North Carolina, we are surrounded by an abundance of beautiful farmland and farmers’ markets throughout our sixteen counties. Happily, the fruit and vegetables offered at these markets are more accessible to our community than ever! Thanks to programs, such as Double Up Food Bucks, select farmers markets throughout our area offer a one-to-one… Read more »

Nutrition Works (Recipes + Video)

Our Nutrition Works team not only works to ensure that we are providing clients with nutrient-dense and calorie-dense foods, but also recipes that provide clients with a tasty way to cook up the food that they are bringing home from our mobile markets. One of those recipes is the simple, yet delicious, Fresh & Easy… Read more »