Press release from the Asheville Outlets:
Asheville Outlets has announced a Healthy Food Drive with MANNA FoodBank from Tuesday, February 2 through Sunday, February 14, 2021. As food insecurity continues, Asheville Outlets has partnered with MANNA FoodBank to collect healthy nonperishable foods for distribution to those in need in western North Carolina.
“The need for food is great and continues to rise in Western North Carolina. MANNA and its partner network serve more than100,000 people every month with emergency food support, up 68% from pre-pandemic averages,” says Olivia Onderlinde, Corporate Engagement Manager for MANNA Foodbank. “We could not be more grateful for partners like the Asheville Outlets stepping up to help us in this time of great need. Food drives and food donation are critical to our daily work in our WNC community,” she adds.
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 located in the Asheville Outlets food court. Monetary donations can be made at MANNAFoodBank.org.
“We are proud to partner with MANNA FoodBank to help collect healthy food items for those in need in our community,” says Megan Thorp, Marketing Assistant for Asheville Outlets. For more information, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com.