Rather than pens, mugs or other giveaways handed out at a conference, hotel partners and Explore Asheville developed an idea to benefit WNC Rescue Mission.
In just 3 years, “Sweet Dreams, Full Plates” has raised $130,000 for MANNA FoodBank – enough to feed 100,000 people facing hunger in WNC.
Homeward Bound, MANNA FoodBank, Eliada Homes and Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue are just a few of the organizations the Aloft staff supports.
“We are continually amazed by the philanthropic nature of our culinary and hospitality community…how generous they are to the local community.”
Himanshu Karvir and his wife help collect 100s of backpacks every year. “We have to help people in Buncombe County. We have to help our neighbors.”
One small gesture has helped change the course of an entire community. Nearly 30 Asheville-area hotels have raised over $30,000 to help end hunger in Western North Carolina through an unprecedented campaign effort called Sweet Dreams, Full Plates: Hospitality Feeds Families.