The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village serves fresh Mexican dishes as well as cerveza, margaritas, and over 50 tequilas. The restaurant and bar also recently celebrated the 200,000th meal it has made possible for Western North Carolinians struggling with hunger. The restaurant partners with MANNA FoodBank in a program called Be Nice with Your Rice. Diners can opt to skip a side item that would normally be served with their order, and the restaurant will donate the retail value of that item to MANNA. To date, the program has raised $72,770 for a program that can provide meals at less than 36 cents each. Since MANNA food is donated, purchased with grants, or obtained at special aftermarket rates, the cost largely covers operations and distribution. Like many, Sherrye Coggiola, who co-owns the restaurant with husband Anthony, found the statistics on local hunger staggering. Information published by MANNA asserts one in six Western North Carolinians struggles with hunger and at least one in four children are food-insecure, or unable to eat nutritious meals on a regular basis. MANNA serves over 200 organizations that provide meals to the poor in sixteen Western North Carolina counties, and in 2015, it distributed over 15.7 million pounds of food. The Coggiolas just bought a new van in which they hope to travel the countryside teaching other restaurateurs about Be Nice with Your Rice.