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MANNA FoodBank’s Hops For Hunger
July 1 - July 31
The 2nd annual campaign enlists 20 area breweries, with the support of Asheville Ale Trail and MANNA’s sponsors, to raise money and awareness for combating child hunger in the summer. Participating breweries will donate selected proceeds, host pint nights, and more.
According to MANNA: “Child hunger increases during the summer, when students who receive free and reduced lunch aren’t receiving these weekday meals, and families face increased pressure to bridge the grocery gap in their budgets. In WNC, 1 in 6 people and 1 in 4 children is affected by food insecurity. These families turn to MANNA and our partner pantries throughout the year, but even more so during the lean summer months, when no school means no lunch for thousands of kids.”
Last year’s week-long campaign was so impactful, providing over 27,000 meals-worth of food, that WNC breweries have increased their support this year to the entire month of July. Hops for Hunger is made possible through support from Asheville Ale Trail, and MANNA’s annual sponsors: Preserve Communities, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Anurja Interactive, The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village, Mast General Store, and Lamar Advertising.
Visit these participating breweries during the month of July, who are helping MANNA by donating proceeds from a beer of their choice, donating tips, hosting food donation barrels, hosting dinner benefits and pint nights, and hosting MANNA ambassadors in their tasting rooms to engage their guests about the issue of hunger right here at home.
BearWaters Brewing, Canton, NC
Black Mountain Ale House, Black Mountain, NC
Black Mountain Brewing, Black Mountain, NC
Catawba Brewing, Asheville, NC
Eluvium Brewing, Weaverville, NC
French Broad Brewery, Asheville, NC
Ginger’s Revenge, Asheville, NC
Highland Brewing Company, Asheville, NC
Hillman Beer, Asheville, NC
Hi-Wire Brewing, Asheville, NC
Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, Franklin, NC
New Belgium Brewing, Asheville, NC
Noble Cider, Asheville, NC
One World Brewing, Asheville, NC
Oyster House Brewing Company, Asheville, NC
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC
Southern Appalachian Brewery, Hendersonville, NC
Sweeten Creek Brewing, Asheville, NC
Turgua Brewing, Fairview, NC
UpCountry Brewing Company, Asheville, NC
Wedge Brewing Company at 5 Foundy, Asheville, NC
WhistleHop Brewing Company, Fairview, NC
Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC
Zebulon Artisan Ales, Weaverville, NC