Gov. Perdue addresses General Assembly tonight; new legislatio­n could aid state‚Äôs food banks

The new governor of the state of North Carolina will deliver her first biennial State of the State address tonight to a joint assembly of the N.C. Legislature—and to the public via live television. Meanwhile, legislative bills have moved forward to aid the state’s food banks, including WNC’s MANNA FoodBank. Also, Perdue will speak in Asheville on Thursday.

The Biz

Asheville’s MANNA FoodBank has always had a tough time stocking enough provisions to supply the various relief agencies it serves across Western North Carolina. But the current jump in food prices is creating an unprecedented crisis, Executive Director Kitty Schaller reports. Facing a growing need: MANNA FoodBank, the Buncombe County food-stamp unit and vairous relief […]