Manna is a place where creating community is valued over handing meals over the counter. Some days, the most important thing you do here could be grabbing a plate and siting down to share a meal with people you don’t know.
Our mission is fueled by a family of dedicated volunteers who prepare food, set up the dining room, serve, clean up, even fund-raise for us. We could not serve our guests without these amazing people… and we are fine with that!
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty. This is a poverty we can eliminate, even if just for the hours we are together. With delicious meals and healthy food, we show our friends and neighbors that we “see” them. When you share a smile with our guests, you are building community. When you call them by name and listen to their stories over dinner, then you prove there is caring in the world.