The Ingles and Eblen Charities Food for Thought program works within the local school systems to provide snacks for local children who are not able to bring a snack to school. Operating under the premise that children cannot learn if they are hungry, this partnership serves hundreds of children each year. Thanks to our partners tens of thousands of snacks will be provided to local children at no cost who may not be able to bring snacks to school.
The Southern Conference has been known for decades for their high academic standards, tremendous faculty, staff, and their nationally recognized athletic teams. But SOCON is known for so much more as they bring their highly contested conference basketball championships to Asheville each March.
Not only to bring excitement and a top level of competition of the men’s and women’s basketball title to the Harrah’s Cherokee Center but they also show what true champions they are.
Each year, Southern Conference Basketball joins Eblen Charities, Ingles Markets, and area host hotels in collecting food for the Hoops Against Hunger program. This year, seven hotels will be collecting food for families in our area. All donations received will go to the Buncombe County Resource Center at Enka Middle School.
Participating hotels include: Cambria Hotel, Crown Plaza, Double Tree Biltmore, Hilton Biltmore Park, Hyatt Place Downtown, Renaissance and Fairfield Marriott Weaverville