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MANNA's 2022 Virtual Turkey Drive

A Helping of Hope for the Holidays

$49,813.75 of $138,000

Help us give people across WNC the gift of having a holiday.

The season’s celebrations often center around food, making it out of reach for so many people struggling to afford groceries…especially this year, with rising food costs making even a holiday turkey a distant luxury. Right now, MANNA and our partner network are still serving 68% more people than before the pandemic – many who are needing a hand for the first time.

Now more than ever, MANNA FoodBank is dedicated to filling as many holiday tables as possible, and you can help us give thousands of households the gift of a holiday, of one less struggle, and a helping of hope.

Please join our Virtual Turkey Drive – where we can stretch your donation further to get turkeys, hams, and holiday foods of all kinds for our neighbors across 16 western North Carolina counties. Together, we can make the holidays happen for the people who live and work right here at home, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

And, thanks to a generous matching gift from Jerry Sternberg and Marlene Joyce-Berger of the Sternberg Companies, your support of the Turkey Drive will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000, now through December 16! Read on for more information about the match, for which MANNA is deeply grateful.

Want to help? Click the button below to get started!


If you prefer to contribute by check, please note "2022 Turkey Drive" in the memo line and mail your check to MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

Make The Most Of The Match!

MANNA is excited to announce a unique, generous matching gift from Jerry Sternberg and Marlene Joyce-Berger of the Sternberg Companies.

The Sternbergs have committed $10,000 in dollar-for-dollar matching funds for every contribution made to the Turkey Drive now through December 16.

“Marlene and I hope you will join with us to provide the necessary funding through a generous gift in a collective effort to help pay the costs of this true deliverance of this life saving effort for our fellow neighbors who are in dire need.”  – Jerry Sternberg and Marlene Joyce-Berger

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Mark Williams
Anne Winter
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Julius Robinson
Joan Davenport
Elizabeth & Robert Rucker-Kotseos

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Let's get everyone gobbling this holiday!
Miriam Gray
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (member)
Donation by Bill & Sue Bumby
Suzanne Bumby
Manna is an essential part of bridging the gap for those families that are struggling.
This gift is given in loving memory of Avatar Meher Baba who frequently provided mass meals for the poor in India.
Anne Barker