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MANNA FoodBank



Started on October 1, 2021
2 year commitment

Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods and are disproportionately impacted by obesity and diet-related disease. Our food bank partners make sure that times of sacrifice don’t also mean sacrificing good health.

MANNA FoodBank will receive support from PHA to implement a comprehensive nutrition ranking system over the next two years. PHA will provide technical assistance to help MANNA FoodBank understand the nutritional quality of its inventory, enhancing food equity for the communities they serve.

MANNA FoodBank is the Feeding America affiliate serving 16 counties of western North Carolina. MANNA’s mission is to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina, and works with an alliance of partner pantries, schools, community organizations, and individuals to address food insecurity for more than 125,000 people each year facing an empty plate. In 2020/2021, MANNA provided a record 25.5 million pounds of food to support WNC families – the equivalent of 58,000+ meals every day. Visit to learn more about how MANNA is working to support food access and the health and wellbeing of WNC families.

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