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A Marathon and a Sprint

As we race everyday to meet the dramatically increased need in our region, it has become both a marathon and a sprint. Right now, MANNA is simultaneously running a sprint and a marathon. And we have been for half a year now. Over the past six months, we’ve witnessed the need for food assistance in… Read more »

MANNA Since the Pandemic

Every year, we work tirelessly to combat hunger and food insecurity throughout WNC. This year, however, our work has increased and been re-imagined. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March and through the end of July, we have increased the amount of food we are distributing by 31% on average compared to the same… Read more »

September is Hunger Action Month

This month, you can take action to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Every September, the network of 200 Feeding America food banks and our partners in food security work to raise awareness of the dire issue that our country is facing – more Americans than ever are facing an empty plate,… Read more »

Volunteering at MANNA Amidst the Pandemic

Safety First: Increasing Our Safety Measures To Combat COVID-19 As MANNA, we are committed to a healthy workspace, so that we can continue to be there for so many families facing a crisis right now. That’s why we have put all CDC recommendations in place. These include: Requiring everyone to wear face masks. Mandatory hand washing… Read more »

Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach: “Overwhelming Gratitude”

Stories of Hope from WNC As part of #MANNAfestingHope, we are sharing quotes and stories from across WNC to highlight the reality of who needs food support right now. This story comes from our dedicated partners at Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach in Lake Lure, NC, who are operating throughout the pandemic to ensure members of… Read more »

The Teams Behind the Numbers

MANNA Staff are giving it their all, every day, to keep hope alive for thousands in WNC. We don’t often highlight the important work that our staff is also doing on a daily basis, because it is just part of who we are as an organization. At a time like this, we feel especially compelled… Read more »

MANNAfesting Hope

Although our beloved Blue Jean Ball was cancelled this year… Hunger Is Not. As food insecurity rises across WNC due to the pandemic, more people are turning to MANNA than ever before in our history. More than ever, those we serve need the support this event would have provided. Even pre-COVID-19, more than 100,000 people… Read more »