ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (February 2022) – Asheville Outlets will again team with MANNA FoodBank to hold a Healthy Food Drive from Tuesday, February 1 through Monday, February 14, 2022. The drive will focus on collecting healthy nonperishable foods for distribution to those in need in western North Carolina.
“We are pleased to again partner with Asheville Outlets on this important donation drive to collect healthy food pantry items for those in need in our community,” says Olivia Onderlinde, Corporate Engagement Manager for MANNA.
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 in the Asheville Outlets food court. Monetary donations can be made at MANNAFoodBank.org.
“Food insecurity continues to be a major issue. These donations of healthy food staples will make a meaningful difference for our neighbors in western North Carolina,” says Megan Thorp, Marketing Assistant for Asheville Outlets. For more information, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com.
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 partners with over 250 community-based non-profit food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties and distributed 25.5 million pounds of food in FY 2020/2021. 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 MANNAFoodbank.org, or call 828-299-FOOD.
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