MANNA FoodBank COVID-19: Responses, Updates and Ways To Help

Mar 25, 2020


With the emergence of COVID-19 on a state, national, and global level, MANNA FoodBank staff is working with Buncombe County DHHS, Feeding the Carolinas, Feeding America, and other organizations to be prepared, and to address the impact on Western North Carolina and the thousands of residents and families we serve. We are following all public safety recommendations from the CDC and North Carolina Department of Human Services at our warehouse facilities in Asheville, NC in order to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, partner agencies, the people we serve, and the general public. 

As a disaster relief and response organization, MANNA FoodBank is considered an essential service, and thus continues operations during a “stay home, stay safe” order. All staff and volunteers are therefore excluded from the “stay home, stay safe” order in their service of the food bank, and can continue working during this time.

While we don’t currently know the long-term implications of the virus, we do know there will be economic implications. We will continue to keep our website updated with important and relevant information as we work to address the most acute issues coming out of this situation.

Here are some helpful links;

For list of WNC Food Distribution

Donate Funds to MANNA Foodbank

Donate Food and Supplies

Volunteer for Covid Response Teams

For other info on MANNA FoodBank and Covid - 19

Thank you and stay well!