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Sweet Dreams, Full Plates Sweet Dreams, Full Plates

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 40 area 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 help provide enough food for 7 meals to people across Western North Carolina.

Every T-shirt purchased helps to provide over 50 meals to people facing hunger.

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, we will crown two winners: The Golden Pineapple Award goes to the hotel who raises the most money, and The Dream Team Award goes to the hotel who had the highest guest participation.

SDFP hotel gathering

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.

  • MANNA food distribution
  • Hunger-free WNC

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.

  • MANNA working to end hunger
  • MANNA warehouse
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Participating Hotels

  • AC Hotels
  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Cambria Hotel & Suites Downtown
  • Clarion Inn Biltmore Village
  • Comfort Inn - Tunnel Road
  • Comfort Suites Outlet Center
  • Country Inn & Suites Asheville West (Biltmore Estate)
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson at Asheville Outlet Mall
  • Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road (Biltmore Estate)
  • Country Inn and Suites By Carlson, Asheville Westgate
  • Courtyard by Marriott Tunnel Rd
  • Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort - Asheville
  • Doubletree
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Asheville Tunnel Rd
  • Four Points by Sheraton - Asheville Downtown
  • Glo Best Western Asheville
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
  • Hampton Inn - Tunnel Road
  • Hampton Inn & Suites I26 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 Asheville - Biltmore East
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Asheville-Biltmore Village
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Hotel Arras
  • Hotel Indigo - Asheville Downtown
  • Quality Inn and Suites - Biltmore East
  • Quality Inn Asheville Tunnel Road
  • Residence Inn Biltmore
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Asheville
  • Super 8 Black Mountain
  • The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • THE WINDSOR - Boutique Hotel
  • AC Hotel Asheville Downtown
  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Cambria Hotel & Suites Downtown Asheville
  • Clarion Inn Biltmore Village
  • Comfort Inn Asheville Tunnel Road & I-40
  • Comfort Suites Outlet Center
  • Country Inn & Suites - Asheville West (Bitmore Estate)
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Asheville Outlet Mall
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Asheville Westgate
  • Courtyard by Marriott Tunnel Road
  • Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort - Asheville
  • Doubletree
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites - Asheville Tunnel Road
  • Four Points by Sheraton - Asheville Downtown
  • Glo Best Western Asheville
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
  • Hampton Inn - Tunnel Road
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - I-26 South
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Biltmore Area
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Asheville-Biltmore Village
  • Hampton Inn Black Mountain
  • Haywood Park Hotel
  • Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Asheville Downtown
  • Holiday Inn - Biltmore West
  • Holiday Inn Asheville - Biltmore East
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Asheville-Biltmore Village
  • Holiday Inn & Suites - Arden-Asheville
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Hotel Arras
  • Hotel Indigo - Asheville Downtown
  • Quality Inn and Suites - Biltmore East
  • Quality Inn Asheville Tunnel Road
  • Residence Inn Biltmore
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott
  • Super 8 - Black Mountain
  • The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • THE WINDSOR - Boutique Hotel
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