A signature “Asheville” event to benefit MANNA FoodBank

Craggie Brewing Company hosts a benefit for MANNA featuring craft beer, pizza, live music and a good cause.
(Asheville, NC) – On Thursday December 9 at 5 pm, Craggie Brewing Company will host a food drive for MANNA FoodBank.  Admission is either $5 or 5 cans of non- perishable food items.  Patrons will receive two tickets, which may be used for Craggie brew and/or pizza, and enjoy live music.
This benefit highlights much of what Asheville is best known for:  the arts, craft beer and philanthropy.  Josh Stack, Manna’s Communications Director, says, “The folks at Craggie support MANNA by offering discounted beer to those who donate to the MANNA collection bin in their tasting room, they provide kegs for our fundraising events, and the owner, Bill Drew, also contributes financially.  Craggie’s attitude about giving and community involvement is exemplary.”  Craggie’s Marketing/Business Manager Simone Seitz adds, “When I contacted Mike Rangel of Asheville Brewing Company, he jumped right in to help out by providing the pizza for the December event. This is just another example of how supportive Asheville microbreweries are of local endeavors.”  Stack, who moonlights as a musician, will be bringing some friends along to play for the cause.  “When you combine music with a good cause, it’s not only entertaining, but it’s a celebratory way to participate in giving rather than just dropping some food in the bucket,” he says.

About Craggie Brewing
The folks at Craggie Brewing Company have a passion for quality craft beer and strong community values.  They foster Asheville’s quality of life through sponsorship or collaboration with other local organizations including MANNA FoodBank.  Find out more about Craggie’s beer and their message by connecting to them at craggiebrewingco.com
About MANNA FoodBank
MANNA FoodBank is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina since 1982. As an accredited member of Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network, MANNA serves 255 non-profit member agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties.  In fiscal year 2009-2010, MANNA distributed nearly 8.2 million pounds of food to partner agencies – enough food for more than 18,000 meals 365 days a year.  For more information on what you can do to help end hunger in Western North Carolina, please visit MANNAFoodBank.org.

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