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Posted 10/01/13

This year marked a record apple harvest at the King Orchard! Allen and Sheree King have once again donated the apples from their orchard to MANNA – and the MANNA family stepped up to do the work at harvest time.

This year we were able to distribute 203,025 lbs. of apples!

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Thanks to the Kings for their generous donation. Thanks to all of the families and friends from far and wide of all walks of life that come together to pick apples. Thanks to all of those volunteers who sorted, bagged and delivered apples to the eager hands of our families in need all over Western North Carolina.

Thanks to the organizations and businesses that made giving back to the community a priority for your group.

Here is a partial list of volunteers:

AB Tech Nursing Program AmeriCorps Project Power Asheville Braves T-Ball
Asheville City Schools VISTA program Asheville High Interact Club Asheville Homeschoolers
Asheville Ninjas Karate Bee Tree Baptist Church Camping World
Caroline Knox Girl Scout Group Duke Alumni East Fork Baptist Church
Gardner Webb University Hands On Asheville Hanger Hall for Girls
Holly Clark Church Group Joanne Niall Girl Scout troop Jubilee Church
MANNA FoodBank Board Members Mars Hill College Montreat College
Odyssey School Owen Middle School Pardee Hospital
Peace Corps PSNC Energy Reynolds Mountain Pickers
Sam’s Club Society of St. Andrew Solstice East
Trinity Place UNCA Swim Team Unitarian Universalist Church
United Way of Henderson County Warren Wilson College Western Carolina University

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