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Sweet Dreams, Full Plates is a major collaboration launched in 2017 by local hotels in the Asheville area as a response to the issue of hunger in Western North Carolina. Sweet Dreams, Full Plates takes place throughout the month of September, coinciding with national Hunger Action Month.

This year, over 30 hotels are competing against one another for a wonderful cause—to raise money for MANNA FoodBank, the regional food bank located in Asheville, NC, serving the 16 Western-most counties of North Carolina.

Participating hotels engage hotel guests throughout the month of September to make an impact with their visit. Guest participation is simple: Hotel guests can choose to forgo stay-over services by placing a special door hanger on their room door handle. The special hanger says “We Fed A Family!” and for every room that chooses to participate, the hotel makes a $2 donation on their behalf. With each $2 donation, MANNA can provide enough food for 7 meals to people across Western North Carolina.

Participating Hotels

Each week throughout September, participating hotels will be tracking their progress. Keep up with their progress here, and help cheer on your favorite! At the end of the campaign, the winning hotel will receive a giant thank you: A billboard, donated by Lamar Advertising, thanking the hotel employees and guests for their help in the work to end hunger in WNC!

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About Hunger in WNC

Hidden within the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a harsh reality: 1 in 6 people and 1 in 4 children in WNC don’t know where their next meal will come from. The majority of families who reach out to MANNA’s partner network throughout the year are facing a unique “socio-economic storm” of factors in WNC. The Asheville area is the most expensive housing in not just the state, but the tri-state area, outpacing even Atlanta in housing costs. With a distinct lack of affordable housing, families must live further and further from their jobs, and without accessible mass transportation, must also have access to a reliable vehicle. One unexpected car repair or medical bill can start an economic spiral that most families living paycheck-to-paycheck simply cannot escape.

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In partnership with individuals and businesses, MANNA FoodBank is committed to ensuring that every family facing an empty table in WNC can get access to the food they need to live and thrive. Thanks to these hospitality partners, Sweet Dreams, Full Plates will help fill many empty plates across Western North Carolina.

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Participating Hotels

  • AC Hotels
  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • Best Western Tunnel Road
  • Cambria Hotel & Suites Downtown
  • Clarion
  • Comfort Inn - Tunnel Road
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Country Inn & Suites Tunnel Road
  • Country Inn and Suites By Carlson, Asheville Westgate
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort - Asheville
  • Doubletree by Hilton Asheville – Biltmore
  • Fairfield Airport
  • Fairfield Outlets
  • Fairfield Flat Rock
  • Fairfield Tunnel Rd
  • Four Points by Sheraton - Asheville Downtown
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Biltmore Area
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville - Biltmore Village
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Asheville South
  • Hampton Inn - Tunnel Road
  • Haywood Park Hotel
  • Hilton Biltmore Park
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Asheville Downtown
  • Holiday Inn - Biltmore West
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Asheville
  • Hotel Indigo - Asheville Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown
  • Quality Inn and Suites - Biltmore East
  • Renaissance Asheville Hotel
  • Residence Inn Biltmore
  • Springhill Suites Marriott
  • THE WINDSOR - Boutique Hotel
  • AC Hotel
  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • Best Western Tunnel Road
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Asheville Westgate
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort - Asheville
  • Doubletree by Hilton Asheville – Biltmore
  • Four Points by Sheraton - Asheville Downtown
  • Hampton Inn - Tunnel Road
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Asheville South
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Biltmore Area
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville - Biltmore Village
  • Haywood Park Hotel
  • Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Asheville Downtown
  • Holiday Inn - Biltmore West
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Donation Only)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Asheville
  • Hotel Indigo - Asheville Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown
  • Quality Inn and Suites - Biltmore East (Donation Only)
  • Renaissance Asheville Hotel (Donation only)
  • Residence Inn Biltmore
  • Springhill Suites Marriott
  • THE WINDSOR - Boutique Hotel
  • Cambria Hotel & Suites Downtown
  • POSH
  • Country Inn & Suites Tunnel Road
  • Comfort Inn - Tunnel Road
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Annual Sponsors - Platinum

  • Preserve Communities
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Annual Sponsors - Gold

  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
  • Ingles
  • Anurja Interactive
  • The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village
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Annual Sponsors - Silver

  • Lamar Advertising Company
  • Mast General Store
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Event Sponsors - Gold

  • MB Haynes
  • ISIS Music Hall
  • PLI
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Event Sponsors - Silver

  • EcoLab
  • Guest Supply
  • Two Birds Marketing
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