Asheville Outlets to Host Healthy Food Drive with MANNA FoodBank

Tuesday, February 2 through Sunday, February 14, 2021

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (January 2021) – Asheville Outlets has announced a Healthy Food Drive with MANNA FoodBank from Tuesday, February 2 through Sunday, February 14, 2021. As food insecurity continues, Asheville Outlets has partnered with MANNA FoodBank to collect healthy nonperishable foods for distribution to those in need in western North Carolina.

“The need for food is great and continues to rise in Western North Carolina. MANNA and its partner network serve more than100,000 people every month with emergency food support, up 68% from pre-pandemic averages,” says Olivia Onderlinde, Corporate Engagement Manager for MANNA Foodbank. “We could not be more grateful for partners like the Asheville Outlets stepping up to help us in this time of great need. Food drives and food donation are critical to our daily work in our WNC community,” she adds.

Items of need include green tea, low-sodium canned vegetables, canned tuna and chicken, low salt nuts, no sugar added fruits, shelf stable milk, whole grain pasta, brown rice, oatmeal, canola & olive oil, peanut butter, low sodium soups, canned and dried beans, low sugar cereals, granola bars and popcorn. Collection bins will be located in the Asheville Outlets food court. Monetary donations can be made at

“We are proud to partner with MANNA FoodBank to help collect healthy food items for those in need in our community,” says Megan Thorp, Marketing Assistant for Asheville Outlets. For more information, visit

MANNA FoodBank
MANNA FoodBank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina since 1983. As an accredited member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, the mission of MANNA FoodBank is to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina. MANNA serves over 240 community-based non-profit food assistance partner agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties and distributed 21.5 million pounds of food in FY 2019/2020. MANNA FoodBank is a nonpartisan organization committed to sharing facts and information about issues related to hunger in Western North Carolina and how they affect those we serve. For more information, visit, or call 828-299-FOOD.

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