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Healthy Food + Volunteers

Egg Candlers Help Provide Vital Nutrients to WNC Protein is one of several essential nutrients that the human body requires in order to maintain a healthy life. As a food bank, we recognize the importance of getting high-quality and protein-rich foods to clients throughout WNC. That is why our volunteer egg candlers work to inspect… Read more »

Impact Report: March 2020 – May 2021

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

Partner Highlight: Interfaith Assistance Ministry in Henderson County

Interfaith Assistance Ministry has been providing assistance to Henderson County residents since 1984. Their mission is to assist members of our community experiencing crisis with basic needs, in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. What does this work mean to you? Working on the front lines of providing crisis services and food to children and… Read more »

Where We Are Now

And Where We Can Go Together We want to take a moment to share a brief update on where we’ve been, a bit about what we’ve learned, and where we are going now. From March 2020 through April 2021, with your help, the MANNA network of volunteers and partner agencies moved an astounding 25,000,000 meals-worth… Read more »

Important Community Resources

To create a food secure and hunger free WNC, it is important that we are aware of available community resources. Whether these resources are directly food-related or not, all of them offer families who may be struggling access to necessities that can greatly improve one’s quality of life. Emergency Broadband – Americans can begin applying for… Read more »

The Importance of Universal Free School Lunches

In late April, it was announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that universal free lunch, one of the most effective methods of combating childhood food insecurity, would be extended through the 2021-2022 school year. Access to food is critical at every age. For children, it is particularly vital for both their learning… Read more »

Lynn’s Walk for MANNA

Between January 1st and February 14th, Lynn Hamby, a powerful food advocate for people in Murphy, NC, set out to walk two hundred miles, while raising funds for hunger relief. Alongside her daughter, Bethany, Lynn not only completed her challenge, but also raised $1,500 in the process! As an employee at Hiwassee Dam Senior Center,… Read more »

Getting the Job Done

The incredible work of Partner Agencies over this past year! Just one year ago…. Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and the landscape of our partner agency network looks vastly different than it did just last year. One year ago, as the pandemic really began to hit home, our MANNA partner agencies, made up… Read more »

National Nutrition Month

MANNA Foodbank is celebrating National Nutrition Month©, a time that is dedicated to encouraging healthy food choices for all. Imagine you have to choose between paying your heating bill, paying for car repairs so you can get to work, or buying groceries to feed you and your family. This has been an unprecedented year and… Read more »