Manna On Main Street

MANNA ON MAIN STREET – A ST. JOHN’S MISSION PROJECT SINCE 1981 – 606-608 E. MAIN ST., LANSDALE, PA. 215-855-5454 IN THE NORTH PENN COMMONS BUILDING

 

Link to Manna website:  Click here: www.mannaonmain.org

 

 

You may bring food/supplies donations to Manna on Main Street here to St. John’s and our Outreach Team will deliver them to Manna.  You may drop off donations on Sunday mornings in the Narthex. Please check Manna’s website for needed items.

 

   Latest Message from Manna On Main Street

 

Current Program Information – Updated: June 20, 2022

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity across the country, including in Montgomery County. It’s estimated that in 2021 Montgomery County’s food insecurity rate rose to 8.3%, meaning that over 68,000 county residents lack consistent access to enough food to live an active, healthy life. Throughout the pandemic, Manna has adapted and grown its programs significantly, and has been providing significantly more meals and groceries as compared to pre-pandemic operations to meet increased needs in the North Penn community and across Montgomery County. See below for current program information.

 

Manna Current Programs Flyer

Starting on Monday, May 2, 2022, Manna on Main Street has a new program schedule. This new schedule means not only new hours but also the return of sit-down meals and full in-person grocery shopping after more than two years without these important experiences.

  • Manna’s Kitchen is now offering to-go meals and sit-down meals. Over the past two years — and in our recent client survey — we have learned how important to-go meals are for many Manna clients.
  • Manna’s Market is now offering in-person shopping and online ordering. There will no longer be pre-bagged groceries, which only allowed for a certain level of choice while shopping. Our in-person shopping and online ordering experiences both allow clients robust choice of groceries.

Click here for Manna’s Current Programs Flyer, which is effective on Monday, May 2, 2022.

For translations of Manna’s Current Programs flyer, use these links:

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Manna’s Kitchen

To-go Meals:
Manna prepares and distributes to-go meals every day for anyone in need. Vegetarian and non-pork options are available.

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 1pm

Sit-down Meals:
Manna serves a hot meal four days per week for anyone in need. Vegetarian and non-pork options are available.
Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm – 6pm


Manna’s Market

Groceries at Manna’s Market include non-perishable items, produce, dairy, meat and other special items related to family circumstances, like diapers or pet food, and are available twice per calendar month.

If you would like to enroll in Manna’s Market, this intake form may be completed in advance of your first shopping trip at Manna’s Market, or you can request an intake form at Manna’s reception desk. Please allow 24 hours for all intake forms to be processed.

Please review the Manna’s Market Check In flyer before shopping in person. This flyer contains important instructions for how to check in and reserve your spot in line prior to shopping in person.

In-person Shopping:
Households living in Montgomery County can receive groceries twice per calendar month. Households do not need to pre-register for in-person shopping, but will need to complete a Market intake form after arriving at Manna.
Monday: 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Wednesday: 5:30pm – 7pm
Thursday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 11:30am

Online Ordering:
Households living in Montgomery County can receive groceries twice per calendar month. Online grocery orders must be picked up the same day the order is placed. For instructions on how to use online shopping, see page 2 of this flyer.

Monday: 10am – 1pm | Pick up: 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 6am – 10am | Pick up: 3pm – 5pm
Thursday: 6am – 10am | Pick up: 3pm – 5pm


Emergency Financial Assistance

Manna operates two different Emergency Financial Assistance programs. Please visit this page for more information.


Shower Services

Showers are available from 9am to 4:15pm on weekdays. Manna provides shower supplies, including soap, shampoo and towels. Shower availability is subject to change.


Volunteer at Manna

Volunteering is a great way to support Manna. Volunteers help with serving Manna’s sit-down meal, producing and distributing to-go meals, assisting shoppers in our food pantry, producing Meals on Wheels, sorting and stocking at our warehouse, and other projects and tasks as needed. To sign up to volunteer, please go here: https://mannaonmain.org/volunteering-during-covid-19/.


Give Now to End Hunger

Financial contributions continue to be the best way to support Manna. During COVID-19, financial contributions have helped us provide significantly more meals and groceries as compared to pre-pandemic operations as we work to meet the increased needs of our neighbors in the North Penn community and across Montgomery County. Give now at https://mannaonmain.org/give-money/donate-now/.

We understand that not everyone is in the position to give a financial contribution. We are always in need of food donations. A list of most-needed items can be found here: https://mannaonmain.org/give-food/what-is-needed/.

 

How You Can Help

  • Financial Donation—Financial donations continue to be the best way to support Manna. These types of donations allow us to leverage our purchasing power to provide food for more individuals, including seniors and families with children, in the midst of County closures. Donate online at https://mannaonmain.org/give-money/donate-now/.
  • In-Kind Donation—We understand that not everyone is in the position to give a financial donation. Please consider donating items for our grocery bags and bagged meals.
    • Donations for grocery bags: Fresh fruit and vegetables, canned fruit, crackers, granola bars and/or diapers (size 5 and 6).
    • Donations for to-go meals: Lunch meat, sliced cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fresh fruit, individual cups of yogurt, individual cheese sticks, and/or deli salads (ie, egg, pasta or potato salad). Note: at this time, we are not accepting items that need to be served hot.
  • Volunteer—We continue to evaluate our volunteer needs throughout this situation. We currently have set volunteer shifts for limited numbers of people at a time. If you are feeling healthy and not considered especially high risk by the CDC, we would love to have you volunteer with us. Individuals who volunteer with us will be asked to abide by our safety standards. All interested volunteers should email our Volunteer Director, Meg, at meg@mannaonmain.org 

 

 GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MANNA ON MAIN STREET:

 

Some of us still have an old-school vision of what a ‘soup kitchen’ needs – like canned soup, canned vegetables, etc, but Manna is working to provide more healthy foods to the diverse community that they serve today. Before you shop for Manna, read the list below to see what they really need at this time!

 

You can drop off food any day of the week!  Below are food items that our Market can use this time of year, but if you are holding a food drive, we will accept any and all non-perishables.  We are striving to provide healthier options in our Market. Please consider donating low salt/low sugar and whole grain items.

 

What is Needed

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Thank you for your interest in donating food and other essential household items for use in Manna’s Kitchen (soup kitchen) and Manna’s Market (food pantry).

 

Generally, donations of non-perishable items should be dropped off at Manna’s warehouse and perishable items should be dropped off at Manna’s main facility. For more information about where and how to drop off donations, click here.  (updated June 10, 2022)

 

Most Immediate Needs:  

  • Diapers size 5/6
  • Shelf Stable milk – regular, Almond or Soy varieties; powdered milk 
  • Healthy cereal – less than 5 grams of sugar
  • Flour, sugar, baking powder
  • Bottled water

Other foods needed in general (in no particular order):

  • Dried fruit (raisins, apples, dates)
  • Canned tomato products – diced, whole tomatoes (no salt variety)
  • Whole grain pasta 
  • Special dietary non-perishables: gluten-free and nut-free; low-sodium; heart healthy products
  • Fresh Fruit (apples, oranges, potatoes, and other fruit/veg that has a good shelf life)
  • Frozen beef, chicken, turkey

Non-Food Needs:

  • Tissues, paper towels, plastic wrap, aluminum foil (We do not need Toilet Paper at this time)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Body wash, body lotion, liquid hand soap

We are striving to provide healthier options to our clients. Please consider donating No salt, No sugar, and whole grain items as appropriate.  We prefer not to accept soda and candy. Please remember the items go to families therefore no extra large cans/packages.  Please do not donate open or partially used items.

 

To learn more about Manna’s food needs, please contact Food Resource Director: foodresources@mannaonmain.org.

 

Learn how to hold a food drive for Manna!
Get information about our food donation drop off.

 

OUR ST. JOHN’S OUTREACH TEAM IS COMMITTED TO THE ONGOING SUPPORT OF MANNA ON MAIN STREET BY THE ST. JOHN’S CONGREGATION THROUGH DONATIONS & PROJECTS!

 

History:  Manna On Main Street began in the basement of St. John’s in 1981 as an idea by our then-pastor Rev. Dr. John Touchberry, who saw a need for a food pantry – soup kitchen in the North Penn community. With the hard work of St. John’s members and others in the community, Manna moved to a small home next to St. John’s for many years, until it moved to 710 W. Main Street.  In the Fall of 2016 Manna again moved to the new North Penn Commons on 606-608 East Main Street, which also houses the Y, Peak Center and senior apartments.  The people of St. John’s regularly volunteer to help at Manna and we collect food for them year-round with the second Sunday of the month designated as “Manna Sunday”.  St. John’s is very proud to have started this organization now supported by the entire community.  Manna’s annual Thanksgiving dinner has been held in St. John’s Assembly Hall for many years.

 

Mission:  Manna on Main Street is committed to ending hunger in the North Penn region by providing food, fulfilling social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. Through a food pantry and soup kitchen, emergency financial aid, counseling and referrals, and education opportunities, Manna serves those in need with the hope “that everyone might be fed.”

 

How To Help:  Make a financial contribution and help families in need.  Your tax deductible donation will help us feed thousands in our community. Donate online or mail your donation to Manna on Main Street, E. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446. For more information, please contact Manna’s Program & Development Coordinator, Kristyn DiDominick: Kristyn@mannaonmain.org or 215-855-5454, ext 14.  Volunteer!  Donate your time to help others in need. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Manna. Manna on Main Street is located at 606-608 E. Main St.(Rt. 63) in Lansdale in the North Penn Commons.  (215) 855-5454.

 

Manna on Main Street is one of the organizations participating in our Alternative Gift Market each November and we collect for their “Hope for the Holidays” program also in November.  Watch for other special projects for Manna during the year.  Thank you!