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MANNA FoodBank
August 2014
Empty Bowls Tickets On Sale Now!!
Don't postpone buying your ticket for MANNA's 13th Annual Empty Bowls event. Tickets are still available for both the lunch and dinner event, held this year on Monday, September 15th.
This is a one-of-a-kind event in which ticket holders are treated to live music, a large variety of soups, breads, and dessert, and get to take home a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl. Each ticket sold provides food for 90 meals!
This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses, families and neighborhood groups to come together to join in the work of ending hunger in WNC. Click here for tickets.
V.I.P Volunteer
This month's Very Important Volunteer is Sue Quran. Sue has been a superstar for MANNA's new Food Helpline. read more...
Save the Date!
September 10th: Ingles Day at the State Fair. FREE Gate Admission with five cans of Laura Lynn brand foods from Ingles supermarket.
September 15th: MANNA’s 13th Annual Empty Bowls. Enjoy soup, bread and dessert and take home a handcrafted bowl while contributing to the effort to end hunger in WNC. Lunch and Dinner event.
September 19th: MANNA will be the non-profit beneficiary of wrist band sales for Downtown After 5.
September 27th: Asheville Symphony Orchestra along with superstar guests will perform The Many Moods of McCartney. MANNA is one of four select non-profits that will benefit from this highly anticipated event. Buy tickets at the Explore Asheville Arena Box Office or with this link.

Looking for the Window to a Better Life
“I cried when I went to apply for Food Stamps,” Cathy says. “That’s how hard it was for me. You can be going through life, feeling so secure, and then everything can change.”
Cathy moved to Asheville with her family in 2008 when she secured a well-paying job at Mission Hospital that also offered good benefits. “They paid my moving expenses, too,” she says. Her husband worked construction and didn’t find anything right away, so they both agreed that he would stay home with their young son...Read more...
MANNA Launches New Website is new and improved. The launch is scheduled for early August. has a modern feel and is designed to be user-friendly, clean, and simple to navigate. Highlights include:
  • A “Food Finder” sorts food partner agencies according to type and county. A list is generated with contact info, operating hours, and a Google map.
  • An events calendar features all benefits and food drives that are connected to MANNA.
  • An easy-to-navigate volunteer page offers individual and group opportunities along with specific hours and job descriptions.
  • The site adapts to the user device, allowing for easy, simple navigation for personal computers, tablets, or smart phones.
  • A rotating window highlights our 2014 Sponsors.
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MANNA FoodBank  •  627 Swannanoa River Road  •  Asheville, NC 28805
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