Tuesday, July 7, 2009

MANNAfest at Crazy Green Studios!!

Crazy Green Studios is pleased to join MANNA FoodBank as an Ambassador to help collect food in East West Asheville for MANNA FoodBank's MANNAfest: Neighborhood Food Drive.

Last fall, in the wake of increasing demand for emergency food assistance and decreasing food supplies, MANNA started a quarterly food drive program (MANNAfest) to help stock their shelves. They are teaming up with high school students in the fall, workplaces in the winter, faith groups in the spring and neighborhoods (that's us!) in the summer. I hope you'll consider helping support this drive by donating food.

We will be collecting food from July 11 - 27th, kicking off the drive at the 2nd Saturay Artist Market and continuing to receive donations at the studio through July 24th (we're closed the rest of the weekend). We will then deliver our collections to MANNA, where it will be weighed, processed and provided to the agencies with whom MANNA partners.

You CAN make a difference - it's that easy!!

On behalf of MANNA FoodBank and their 328 non-profit agencies, which include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters throughout Western North Carolina, thank you for giving what you can.

AND...if you'd like to support the Neighborhood Food Drive but don't want to actually handle or physically deal with the food, you can go to MANNA's website (click image above and follow the link to "Virtual Food Drive").

If you'd like to bring donations to Crazy Green Studios, here's a list of the top ten most needed items:

1. canned meat (spam, ham, chicken)
2. tuna
3. peanut butter (plastic jars only please)
4. canned vegetables
5. canned/dried fruit
6. meal-in-a-can (beef stew, chili, etc.)
7. canned soup
8. dried/canned beans
9. boxed macaroni & cheese or other dinners
10. health & cleaning aids (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, detergent)

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