MANNA Foodbank Introduces Food Finder


The MANNA Foodbank has released a new online tool to help those in need find food fast. From “The MANNA Partner Network of more than 220 nonprofit pantries, meal sites, and other community-based organizations help neighbors access free food across 16 western North Carolina counties including the Qualla Boundary.” A quick search using the tool for Hendersonville, NC returns 38 locations. Find the tool here.

If you are interested in volunteering with MANNA, more info can be found here.

MANNA Foodbank’s Equity Commitment

We are MANNA FoodBank, a network of more than 200 partner agencies, volunteers, staff, board, and community working together in a shared mission of involving, educating, and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.

At MANNA FoodBank, people experiencing hunger and food insecurity in our region are at the center of our actions and decisions. We envision a hunger-free Western North Carolina where everyone can participate, prosper and have access to food that is both nourishing and culturally responsive. We recognize that systemic injustices and oppression exist—such as racism, classism, and sexism—and that these create and perpetuate conditions that sustain poverty, hunger, and health disparities.

Understanding this, we commit to serve marginalized communities, in both urban and rural environments, in ways that value identity, lived experiences, and unique barriers to accessing food. We resolve to educate ourselves, listen to our communities, elevate marginalized voices, and respond to bias and inequities that occur. We confront oppression and poverty by developing solutions to hunger that are community-driven, equitable, accessible, honor a diversity of needs, and value everyone. Our food programs and public policy efforts aim to build a society where everyone can thrive—celebrating our differences and working together to overcome injustices that might divide us… because no one should be hungry.

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