We’re Here to Help!
Manna on Main Street helps people in need through four core programs:
In addition to these services, Manna also helps the community through special holiday meals, an adopt-a-child holiday gift program, a summer teen cooking program, a back-to-school supplies drive, and a healthy snack program for the local Boys & Girls Clubs. Learn more about these programs.
Manna’s soup kitchen is a public program. Anyone is welcome to eat with us! Our meals are prepared each day by a full-time food service manager and a weekend chef. We ask you to please respect these rules when you dine in our soup kitchen. Thank you very much!
Soup Kitchen Rules:
- Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave
- No cell phone usage is allowed
- Profanity is not permitted
- Solicitation of money, goods or rides is not allowed
- You may not take home items from the dining room tables
- You are not permitted in the kitchen area, refrigerators or freezers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1:00-3:45pm
Wednesday 9:00-11:00am and 4:30-6:00pm
Please arriveas close to the beginning of pantry as possible to be sure we will be able to serve you. Food Pantry is often extremely busy, and we mustsign in the last person no later than 15 minutes before the end of each pantry service in order to accommodate everyone before we close. You may also want to consider shopping on less busy days, such as Thursdays or Fridays. Thank you!
Manna’s choice-pantry provides fresh, canned and boxed food goods to individuals in need in the following towns in the North Penn area:
- North Wales
- Upper Gwynedd
- West Point
- We do not serve these towns as they have their own food pantries: Hatfield & North Wales Borough
On your first visit, we ask that you:
- Bring a photo ID (most people use their license)
- Bring a recent utility bill or lease with your name and address
- Complete the pantry intake form (You can complete this online in advance of your first visit! Complete the intake form)
Once you’ve signed up to use the pantry, please:
- Bring in your own shopping bags
- Use a pantry shopping card to select your food
- Remember that you can shop at Manna twice a month
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!
Our emergency financial aid program helps individuals and families facing crises. Our limited assistance is available to families or individuals who have fallen behind, but with the support of our one-time assistance, will be able to sustain household expenses going forward. Financial assistance is available for the following needs:
- Utility costs (electric, heat, water and sewer)
- Rent/mortgage payments
- Emergency prescriptions
- Approved medical appointments
- This aid would not cover costs such as cable, internet, telephone or trash
We also cannot support costs such as car payments, car repairs, insurance costs, home repairs and other items not mentioned in the list above. If you are unsure if your need could be supported, please call Manna at 215-855-5454. All assistance is paid directly to the landlord, utility company or medical provider.
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. This program is only available to seniors whose electric bills are not past due.
To apply for financial aid, please contact our case management team for an appointment: 215-855-5454. Or complete our appointment form online.
For your appointment, please bring:
- A photo ID (most people use their license)
- A recent utility bill or lease with your name and address
- Documentation of the emergency (Examples include: a shut off notice, medical bill, etc)
Manna on Main Street’s Education Program provides opportunities for members of the community to further develop personal and professional goals. The program is focused on topics related to job readiness, budgeting, and computer literacy. Sessions are held weekly. We welcome your participation! Learn more about these education opportunities.