Feeding Avery Families relies on many partnerships to provide high quality food for our clients. If you are interested in helping to provide support through donations of food, supplies or services, please contact us.
Manna FoodBank – Asheville, NC
This private, not-for-profit service organization links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of Western North Carolina. MANNA is an acronym and stands for Mountain Area Nutritional Needs Alliance. They collect, store, warehouse, and distribute 20 million pounds of food annually to accredited nonprofits like us. They acquire the food thanks to close relationships with local and national food retailers, packing houses, farmers, other food banks and individual donors. More than 80% of the food is donated to them. Their efforts to provide more fresh produce redirects millions of pounds of perfectly good food from the landfill to fill families’ plates instead. Other food sources include the federal and state government, food drives, and food that they purchase in bulk. They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Click Here to learn more about Manna FoodBank
Food Lion – Banner Elk, NC
One of our biggest partners and donors is Food Lion in Banner Elk. Approximately 4-5 times a week, Feeding Avery Volunteers pick up food donated by Food Lion and take it to Newland to store until we distribute it. A typical donation could be 4 coolers of meat weighing 150 lbs plus 50 lbs of bread and desserts. Thanks to Food Lion, and the volunteers that pick up their donations!
Lowes Foods – Tynecastle
Lowes Foods collects food donations for Feeding Avery Families from their customers all year round. Lowes runs special “Friends Feeding Friends” campaigns several times a year. For these campaigns, Lowes prepares bags with a variety of healthy foods, making it easy for their customers to purchase and donate. In addition, Lowes dairy department employees save the cartons that milk is delivered in for use by Feeding Avery Families for food distribution.