BENEFITING: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ASHEVILLE INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2016
I will be volunteering at MANNA Food Bank as part of the Junior League of Asheville's 2016 Volunteer-A-Thon. Please donate to support the Junior league of Asheville as we give back to our community. Thank you for your support.
The Junior League of Asheville is a volunteer, non-profit women's organization that has been serving the Asheville area and surrounding communities since 1925. The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
MANNA FoodBank is a 501-(c)(3) and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. In 2014, MANNA distributed 15,000,000 pounds of food, enough to provide 34,000 meals every day of the year. They distribute this food through their 248 partner agencies in the 16 counties of Western North Carolina.
MANNA FoodBank works with local and national retailers, packing houses, farmers, and individual donors to acquire most of the food that is distributed. Other sources include the federal and state government, food drives, and food that they purchase in bulk. They collect, store and distribute food to MANNA accredited nonprofits throughout 16 counties in Western North Carolina.
MANNA provides direct service on a very limited basis to those struggling with hunger through their MANNA Packs for Kids Program, Food Stamp Outreach (FNS Program), and the MANNA Food HelpLine.