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About us

MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, founded in 1982, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC. We are a member of Feeding America,, an umbrella organization that links together over other food banks throughout the United States. Together we are the nations largest domestic hunger relief charity. Together we can solve hunger.

Download a fact sheet on MANNA. manna-by-the-numbers.pdf

What does MANNA do?

MANNA FoodBank collects, stores, warehouses and distributes food to MANNA accredited non-profits throughout 16 counties in Western North Carolina. Our partner agencies then distribute the food directly to families in their community according to their individual programs. MANNA provides direct service on a very limited basis to those struggling with hunger through our MANNA Packs for Kids Program and Food Stamp Outreach.

What is MANNA’s mission?

Involving, educating, and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.
Our providers include the food industry, individuals, farmers, and State and Federal Agencies.

Who supports MANNA?

We are a publicly and privately supported organization. More than half of MANNA’s funding comes from private donations – and a majority of that is through individual donors. We also rely on public funding through State and Federal grants.

Food is also acquired through public and private donations and acquisitions. Once again, local food donors make up a majority of our food resources. We also receive food through national manufacturers, leveraged purchases, and through State and Federal programs.

For an in depth look at MANNA’s resources and fiscal health, take a look at our Annual Report .

Please visit Guidestar or Charity Navigator for more information on MANNA FoodBank’s integrity, transparency and accountability as a non-profit.

How does MANNA work?

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MANNA distributed over 12.4 million pounds of food in 2013. This is enough food to provide 1,000 meals every hour of the day, every day of the year. For detailed, current facts about food insecurity in MANNA’s service area Click Here .

Who partners with MANNA?

Direct service to those facing hunger is provided by MANNA’s Partner Agencies. Member Agencies must attain a certified federal nonprofit status and be inspected and accredited by MANNA FoodBank. These agencies can be churches, soup kitchens, group homes, emergency food pantries or any other non profit that wishes to distribute food to the hungry. Their programs and services are as diverse as the populations they serve.

Learn more about becoming a partner agency.

Together we can solve hunger.

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