Our soup kitchen is open to the public seven days a week. Those who are hungry can eat with friends and neighbors twice a day, with lunch on Sunday. Meals are served restaurant style, allowing guests to rest while volunteers serve from the menu. With our wonderful chef, Sonya Pendleton, preparing meals, most guests will ask for seconds! Our kitchen offers a welcome table, a place where friends feel safe and supported.
Last year, we served 22,290 meals! We know that many eat with Manna because we're like their family. For the working poor, the elderly, the homeless, or those simply looking for good company and food, we're ready to offer a hot meal with great service; our soup kitchen volunteers know how to serve with a smile!
Soup Kitchen Hours
Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-12:15pm & 4:00-5:15pm
Our food pantry is open Monday through Friday. Friends are welcome to shop if they live within the North Penn School District service area, with the exception of Hatfield and North Wales, as there are pantries within these municipalities. Our pantry operates using a choice model, allowing individuals to select the foods that best meet their dietary needs and preferences.
Our pantry is largely stocked through community donations. Individuals, families, businesses, and civic and faith-based organizations contribute canned and fresh foods to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.This past year, we provided 168,453 pounds of food to 918 households.
For a list of items that are needed right now, please click on "What's needed." Thank you!
Dairy Day Program
If you're a senior in need of dairy products, please let us know. Through a partnership with Freddy Hill Farms, low-income seniors who shop in our pantry are eligible to receive a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, ½ pound of cheese and a pound of butter each month. We want our seniors to stay healthy!
Food Pantry Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1:00-3:45pm
Our emergency financial aid program helps individuals and families facing crises. Many come to us who are recently homeless, unemployed or with a medical emergency or utility bill that could put them out on the street. We help when we can; last year we coordinated more than $45,000 in emergency financial aid through the help of partner agencies like the Salvation Army.
All assistance is paid directly to the landlord, utility company or medical provider. We are fortunate to have great community partners, such as the Abington Clinic, Abington Health Lansdale Hospital, Lansdale Health Center, Montgomery County Community College Nursing Program, North Penn Visiting Nurses Association, Suburban Mercy Clinic, and Temple Dental Hospital.
Keeping friends cool!
Our Summer Cool Down Program is a special part of our emergency financial aid program. During the summer, Manna prepays electric bills for seniors so that they can run fans or air conditioners. For many seniors living on fixed incomes, they cannot afford the increased utility bill that a fan or air conditioner brings. We help them stay cool and healthy in the heat!
Manna's assistance helps people get through tough times, keeping families intact as much as possible. To find out more, please contact 215-855-5454.
Back To School
Each year, Manna hosts a back to school family picnic for our friends who use our services. Through partnerships with the Lansdale Kiwanis Club, Plains Mennonite Church and the Salvation Army, we provide books, backpacks and school supplies to ensure that our young scholars are ready for school! Our picnic is held annually on the third Saturday of August.
2013 Summer Cooking Program
Summer Cooking Program Dates / All sessions occur betwen 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Session One: July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18
Session Two: July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and August 1
Session Three: August 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
Summer Cooking Brochure (pdf)