You make it possible
Our new home at 3030 North E Street puts Manna under the same roof for the first time in decades. More importantly, this space will increase our operational efficiency and capacity. This will enable us to expand services and address the growing hunger issues our neighbors face.
Before that, Manna operated in two separate buildings – a non-air conditioned warehouse space and a separate building that housed services, food, and freezer space. Now we use two construction trailers and small portions of our two original buildings. Combined we have roughly 50% of our former space.
Between the significantly reduced working area and less than ideal food handling capabilities, it didn’t take long to see that these conditions couldn’t sustain our operations.
“Eight months ago I lost my job out of the blue. My savings are gone. I'm struggling to provide for my two teenage boys. My older son got a job to help out. So now he's juggling school, homework and a full-time minimum wage job. He skips meals, so his brother and I don't have to go without. ”
Debbie - 39 years old
(under the age of 18)
67% were under 12.