Did you know that 1 in 6 kids in Western North Carolina face hunger? We’re working to collect food for students at the 2023 Southern Conference March Madness between March 2-6, 2023 at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville! We’ll be collecting easy to prepare, healthy foods in concert with these area hotels: Holiday Inn Asheville- Biltmore West, Doubletree Asheville Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown, Doubletree Biltmore, Crowne Plaza Asheville, Hotel Indigo Downtown, Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel and Hilton Biltmore Park.
All of the food that we collect will go to support students in Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools who will be without free and reduced breakfast and lunch over spring break. Let’s help kids in our community – please bring an item to one of these hotel lobbies, or visit us in the Ingles Fan Zone with your shelf stable food (canned soup, macaroni and cheese, cereal, boxed milk, peanut butter crackers, snack & granola bars, instant oatmeal, applesauce, etc.). You can also make a financial donation to support this work here or purchase a $5 Ingles Community Giving Food Bag at any local Ingles Market during the month of March.