Food Connection eases hunger, reduces waste and supports our local food industry by redistributing surplus prepared food and purchasing meals from chefs to serve our neighbors in need.
We are incredibly grateful to ALL of our Food Donor Partners who go the extra mile to pack up their leftovers and call Food Connection. We've started quite the revolution in Asheville and Buncombe County. We're ready to take this show on the road and expand. Please consider going on this journey with us by making a contribution.
Our gratitude goes out to MANNA FoodBank and the Junk Recyclers for coming to the rescue recently when our only refrigerator stopped working. Watch this video!\
Marisha MacMorran has been involved with Food Connection since it's inception in 2015. She became Executive Director in 2021.
Imagine coming home from a long day of of work making minimum wage to find the Mobile Meals Truck in your neighborhood. You walk up and assess the menu of choices and place your order based on what you and your family members like. It's free of charge.
• operate as a food rescue vehicle to pick up surplus leftover prepared food from food donor partners which we often receive in large hotel pans for institutional use.
• have just what we need to repack large hotel pans of food into individual heat and serve meals perfect for individuals and families.
• reach rural communities outside of the Asheville area, with onboard cold storage allowing us to travel further distances while maintaining safe holding temperatures.
• provide a complimentary food truck experience by going directly into low wealth neighborhoods and offering our neighbors their choice of menu items for free of charge, no questions asked. ALL are welcome!
THIS JUST IN: We have an anonymous donor who will MATCH 100% of donations that come in for our new truck up to $55,000!
Food Connection distributes complimentary heat and serve meals every Saturday at 11am. ALL are welcome. No questions asked. Meals include a meat, vegetable and starch. This distribution has been made possible through grants from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries Hunger Walk, The WNC Bridge Foundation, The Black Mountain Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund and an anonymous donor.