How to feed others this Thanksgiving

Support these local organizations this holiday season to make sure our community stays fed.

La Cocina de Mama food truck

BeLoved Asheville’s La Cocina de Mama (Mama’s Kitchen) food truck will bring hot meals to those in need.

Photo provided by BeLoved Asheville.

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Thanksgiving is all about the food — at the same time, food insecurity is incredibly common this time of the year. Here are a few nonprofits you can support this holiday season if you want to help feed others.

Food Connection

Since its launch in 2014, Food Connection has delivered over 409,000 fresh meals and kept 150 tons of food out of landfills. To support Food Connection, you can donate food or make a contribution — or even volunteer as a delivery driver.

BeLoved Asheville

While this organization mainly provides support for those experiencing homelessness, BeLoved Asheville has recently expanded with a brand new food truck. Mama’s Kitchen will serve hot meals to communities in need. Donate or volunteer to help with one of its many projects.

MANNA FoodBank

A member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, MANNA FoodBank started in 1983. To support, you can donate money, a vehicle, or food. You can also volunteer or put together a food drive.

Pro tip: Check out MANNA’s annual event Ingle’s Giving Tree, which opened this Monday, Nov. 21, to help raise awareness about food insecurity in NC.

Bounty & Soul

This Black Mountain organization’s mission is to help share nutritious food, education, and community. Get involved with produce sorting, gardening, and prepping and filming cooking demonstrations. You can also donate online.

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