Craggie Brewing hosts a benefit for MANNA FoodBank

Craggie Brewing Company offers pizza, discounted brews, live music and a chance to win tickets to the sold-out Warren Haynes Christmas Jam at its upcoming benefit for MANNA FoodBank. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, with all proceeds and food donations supporting the local nonprofit dedicated to serving families in need by distributing food to 16 counties throughout Western North Carolina.

Here’s the deal: With a donation of either five nonperishable/canned goods or $5 cash, guests will receive two tickets that are good for either a slice of pizza, provided by Asheville Brewing Company, or a handcrafted Craggie beer. But that’s not all: guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Josh Stack and company will perform live music throughout the evening. MANNA’s Communications Director by day and musician by night, Stack says,  “When you combine music with a good cause, it’s not only entertaining, but it’s a celebratory way to participate in giving rather than just dropping some food in the bucket.”

The Mountain Xpress “adds a little holiday spice” to the evening as well, says James Fisher, Director of Business Development. In addition to warm pizza, cold beer and live tunes, participants will be entered in a raffle to win a pair of tickets to the Christmas Jam, happening Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Asheville Civic Center. Fisher will be on hand to draw and announce a winner.

Come on out and support MANNA’s mission to helps alleviate hunger in our community.

Craggie Brewing Co. is located at 197 Hilliard Avenue in downtown Asheville.


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About Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Aiyanna grew up on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, Sarah Lawrence College, and Oxford University. Aiyanna lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she proudly works for Mountain Xpress, the city’s independent local newspaper.

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