MANNA Food Bank


Contact:   Lisa Cantrell, Interim Volunteer Coordinator

Mailing Address:   627 Swannanoa River Rd
Asheville, NC 28805

Phone Number:   828-299-3663, ext. 246

Fax Number:   828-299-3664

Email Address:

Website Address:
Office Hours:   8:00am-4:00pm M-F (volunteer hours are different)

Location:   MANNA has satellite agencies throughout Western NC - the Center for Service Learning has a list of these agencies. Our alternate location is at 509 Depot Street in Franklin; for info call Debbie Albrecht at 828-369-2550. Directions to Asheville location: take I-40 to Asheville. Take Exit 53B and merge onto Hwy 74. Take US 74A-West ramp. Keep right and turn right onto Fairway Road. Turn right onto Swannanoa River Road.

Agency Description:   MANNA FoodBank seeks to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in WNC.  MANNA works to ensure that every person in Western North Carolina will have enough to eat.

Training:   In-Service training in sorting food, labeling, etc.

Time Commitment:   Warehouse work is possible in 2-hour blocks. Specific times to be arranged ahead. In addition to daytime opportunities, the Asheville location is open Thursday evenings and occasional Saturdays. MANNA in Asheville is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and can utilize volunteer services from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:   Ability to lift small- to medium-sized boxes of food is helpful.

Volunteer Involvement:   Projects and internships as well as community service may be arranged in food processing, nutrition, agency relations and hunger study, fundraising, children's programs, and special events. Volunteers may also conduct agency site visits.


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