SNAP/EBT customers can get a $5 bonus at Asheville City Market in July and August

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project offers a $5 bonus to the first 50 SNAP/EBT customers at the downtown Asheville City Market. Here are the details from the press release: ASAP and Asheville City Market Downtown’s annual $5 for $5 EBT/SNAP promotion returns this summer. Usually held for four weeks in August, the program expands in 2013 […]

Feeding America releases new study that shows 14.9 percent of WNC is at risk of hunger

MANNA FoodBank highlights WNC-focused results of Feeding America’s nationwide hunger study. A new study finds that more than 104,000 people in MANNA FoodBank’s 16 county service area – including 38,000 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal. In all, 14.9 percent of the population in Western North Carolina confronts […]

Plates for the Parkway starts today — eat out to raise funds and awareness for the scenic road

Plates for the Parkway kicks off today. Dine out at the restaurants below to raise funds for the Blue Ridge Parkway. At least 10 percent of proceeds from the restaurants below will be donated to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the National Park Service’s efforts to maintain the roadway. For more […]