September is Hunger Action Month. More than 100,000 people experience hunger in Western North Carolina every year. Every September, MANNA FoodBank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring awareness to the issue of hunger in America. Hunger Action Month is designed to… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Hunger in WNC
In the summer of 2018, MANNA launched a pilot program to provide more perishable foods to communities across WNC. MANNA’s primary food distribution program operates through a dedicated network of over 200 partner nonprofit agencies serving communities across the 16-county region, but with the need for food on the rise, there are struggling communities who… Read more »
Over the last several years, MANNA has worked hard to establish fresh produce distribution methods that are proven to work. We have launched several initiatives, including MANNA Express, our volunteer driven distribution method, with wild success. Now, thanks to an important investment from Morgan Stanley Foundation and a strong network partner in Haywood County, MANNA has… Read more »
There is a strong thread connecting thousands of people together here in Western North Carolina. People of every background, age, and culture come together to achieve something very fundamental: Get real food to real people in need. We see communities come together to start a food pantry where it’s most needed, volunteers streaming into the warehouses to sort… Read more »
At MANNA FoodBank, Miracles Can Come in Unusual Packages Beyond being a food bank, where our primary focus is to get food to our 225 partner pantries to serve those in need across WNC, MANNA FoodBank is also a warm and welcoming place for those seeking assistance. The following excerpt is a story from our Chief… Read more »
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 »
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