Where does your food come from? Manna's shelves are largely stocked through community donations. From a bag of food to a food drive, individuals contribute canned and fresh foods to feed the region. We partner with the Boy Scouts in November and the Post Office in the spring to coordinate community-wide drives for our pantry. Manna also holds a food drive in August as our shelves can get bare during the summer months. Throughout the year, business teams, schools, civic organizations, churches, synagogues and mosques prepare meals for our soup kitchen.
Where do you get your funding? Most of Manna's funding is through the tremendous generosity of local individuals, businesses, and civic and faith-based organizations. We are supported through the North Penn United Way and Impact Thrift Stores. Less than 2% of our budget is based on government funding. Complete financial information is available in our annual report.
Who are those people who come to Manna on Main Street? The friends who shop in our food pantry or eat in the soup kitchen come from many different walks of life. Some are recently unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. Others live on fixed incomes and eat at our kitchen to get by. Many represent the working poor who need a welcome home to get through difficult days. For the most part, the people who come to Manna on Main Street are like all of us - our friends, family or neighbors.
Do you serve a lot of homeless people? We serve only a handful of homeless people on a regular basis. They come to our soup kitchen for meals. Sometimes, we may pay for a motel room for a day or two during the winter. There are no homeless shelters in our area.
What are your biggest needs? Our needs often change; please click here to see what's currently needed. In our food pantry, we frequently need canned meats (tuna, chicken or beef) and canned fruits. We always welcome fresh produce! Other times, our greatest need is financial support, allowing us to help a family with oil during the cold winter months or rent to avoid eviction and homelessness. We appreciate whatever you can share.