Week Two - September 19, 2012

Feeding Asheville: Food Insecurity in a Foodtopian Society

Food insecurity and a service project

Location:  Sherrill Center Mountain View Room, UNC Asheville Campus and Manna Food Bank
(Click for directions from the Sherrill Center to Manna Food Bank)

LAS at MANNA made the News!
See the Blue Ridge Now photo gallery of LAS at MANNA


NC Center for Health and Wellness 

MANNA Food Bank 

UNC Asheville Department of Health and Wellness 

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program 

Groce United Methodist Church, East Asheville  Welcome Table 

Haywood's Hungry Kids:  Contact Brandon Anderson at banderson@balsamcapitalgroup.com

Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer or donate to MANNA Food Bank

Contact Jason Turnbull (jturnbull@mannafoodbank.org) for information on how to volunteer with the FNS outreach team at MANNA

Go on or volunteer for an ASAP farm tour

Volunteer in the garden or attend a program at The Lord’s Acre 

Recommended Readings

The Paradox of Hunger and Obesity in America (Developed by: Center on Hunger and Poverty and Food Research and Action Center

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Overview (Feeding America)


Cindy Threlkeld - MANNA Food Bank

Emily Jackson - Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Jason Turnbull - MANNA Food Bank

Dr. Ameena Batada - Department of Health and Wellness


LAS participants pack bags at MANNALAS participants pack bags at MANNA

LAS participants pack bags at MANNA







LAS participants pack bags at MANNA







LAS participant packing boxes at MANNA

LAS participant packing food bags at MANNA