Be Nice With Your Rice

The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village began the Be Nice With Your Rice campaign in 2013 to raise funds and awareness for MANNA. The premise was simple: diners were given the opportunity to donate one of their sides to help people facing hunger throughout WNC. Each side would provide enough food for two meals.

MANNA had never partnered with a business in quite this way, and we weren’t sure if customers would be willing to give the food off their plate- literally!

Our questions were soon answered- in a good way! In 2014, The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village had donated over $35,000 to MANNA- enough to provide food for 100,000 meals. We are truly grateful for the support of The Cantina and their loyal customers.

Do you have a creative idea that could help provide food and build awareness about hunger and what we do here at MANNA? Let us know by contacting Becky Upham, Communications Director, at bupham@mannafoodbank.org.