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 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 or near the office door by the ramp when the church office is open during the week.

 

Latest Message from Manna On Main Street

  • COVID-19 Updates

    Manna on Main Street remains committed to providing to-go meals and groceries to individuals and families in need in our community. As of Monday, April 5, we are implementing changes to our distribution hours. As always, we will provide updates as they become available and ask for your patience as we implement these new changes.

    Program Updates
    • Manna’s Kitchen/To-Go Meal Distribution
      • To-Go meals are available during the following days and times at by our receptionist desk.
        • Monday, 10am-2pm
        • Tuesday & Wednesday, 12pm-5pm
        • Thursday, 10am-2pm
        • Friday, CLOSED
        • Saturday-Sunday, 11am-1pm
      • To-Go meal choices include vegetarian, meat, and a non-pork option.
      • To-go meals are available to anyone in need, regardless of location or housing situation, and can be picked up each day Manna is open.
    • Manna’s Market/Grocery Distribution
      • Groceries are available for pick up during the following days and times at our Café counter.
        • Monday, 10am-2pm
        • Tuesday & Wednesday, 12pm-5pm
        • Thursday, 10am-2pm
        • Friday, CLOSED
        • Saturday-Sunday, 11am-1pm
      • Manna’s Market generally serves those living in the North Penn School District; however, for the time being, we will serve any Montgomery County household in need.
      • Grocery bags include non-perishable items, produce, dairy, meat and other special items related to family circumstances, like diapers or pet food, and can be picked up one time each week.
    • Shower Services
      • Available Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, and we will provide shower supplies. Shower availability
        is subject to change.
    • Emergency Financial Assistance
      • Our Emergency Financial Assistance program continues to be available for eligible households residing in the North Penn School District. To apply for emergency financial assistance, please complete this form at: http://mannaonmain.org/financial-assistance-application/. Our Client Services team will follow up with your request as soon as possible. Please note that the turnaround time for requests may take longer than usual. We ask for your patience during this time.
    Volunteer
    • Volunteering is a great way to support Manna during this time. In addition to distributing to-go meals and groceries in our lobby, volunteers help prepare meals for Meals on Wheels, bag produce and sort donations. To sign up to volunteer, please visit our website at: https://mannaonmain.org/volunteering-during-covid-19/.
     
    Make a Donation
    • Donations continue to be the best way to support Manna. During COVID-19, financial donations allow us to provide food for more individuals and family and to support operation changes that are necessary as we continue to safely provide to-go meals and groceries to the North Penn community. Donate online at https://mannaonmain.org/give-money/donate-now/.
    • We understand that not everyone is in the position to give a financial donation, and, to that end, we are accepting in-kind food donations. A list of most needed items can be found here: https://mannaonmain.org/give-food/what-is-needed/.

    Updated 4/5/21 from the Manna on Main Street website

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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.

 

Immediate Needs: Please NO Baby Food, Diapers or Formula as we have an abundance at this time. Please consider the items below instead:
• Fresh Fruit and Veggies
• Canned Fruit
• Instant Mashed Potato’s
• Pancake Mix and Syrup
• Crackers

 

Non-Food Needs:

– Diapers, baby wipes and baby hygiene items (shampoo, lotion,  powder) We  currently need size 6 and Pull -ups)
– Toilet Paper, Tissues, Paper Towels
– Laundry Detergent
– Razors and deodorant
– Toothpaste (mouthwash alcohol free only)
– Shower gel and Hand Soap
– Feminine Care
– Hair Care Items- Shampoo and Conditioner-Brushes
– Cleaning Products (bathroom cleaner, window cleaner, laundry detergent, dish soap )
– Lotion, Lip Balm, Vaseline

 

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

•Canned Meats (Spam, canned ham, canned seafood )
•Diapers (especially size 5 & 6)
•Spices (salt, pepper, garlic )
•Canned Soups
•Dried Fruit (raisins, apples, dates )
•Tomato sauce/diced, whole tomatoes
•Pasta varieties Whole Grain and Regular
•Rice Brown and White
•Canned Fruit
•Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo )
•Breakfast Cereals Oatmeal and Pancake Mix
• Dry or Canned Beans, Baked Beans, All other Beans
•Peanut Butter
•Canned Carrots, and other vegetables (we are blessed to have plenty of green beans and corn)
•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 Meats (household size is best, but bulk is ok)

 

If you are holding a food drive, we will take any and all non-perishable foods, diapers, baby food and formula, personal care items, and pet food. We prefer to not to accept soda, candy and junk food.

 

To learn more about Manna’s food needs, please contact Britt Peterson: Britt@mannaonmain.org.

 

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.  (updated 8/23/2021)

We are striving to provide healthier options in our Market. Please consider donating low salt/low sugar and whole grain items.

Most Immediate Needs: Please NO  Baby  Formula, Soup or Pasta as we have an abundance at this time. Please consider the items below instead

• Muffin Mix
• Quinoa and Barley, Whole Grains
• Cake and Cookie Mix and Icing
• Dried Beans
• Granola Bars

Non-Food Needs:

– Baby Wipes and Diapers (We only need sizes 4, 5 and 6 at this time)
– Tissues, Paper Towels (We do not need Toilet Paper at this time)
– Laundry Detergent
– Razors and deodorant
– Toothpaste (mouthwash alcohol free only)
– Shower gel and Hand Soap
– Feminine Pads (we do not need tampons at this time)
– Hair Care Items- Shampoo and Conditioner-Brushes
– Cleaning Products (bathroom cleaner, window cleaner, dish soap )
– Lotion, Lip Balm, Vaseline

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

•Canned Meats (Spam, canned ham, canned seafood )
•Diapers (Please no size 1,2 or 3’s)
•Spices (salt, pepper, garlic, paprika )
•Canned Soups
•Dried Fruit (raisins, apples, dates )
•Tomato sauce/diced, whole tomatoes
•Pasta varieties Whole Grain and Regular
•Rice Brown and White
•Canned Fruit
•Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo )
•Breakfast Cereals Oatmeal and Pancake Mix
• Dry or Canned Beans, Baked Beans, All other Beans
•Peanut Butter
•Canned Carrots, and other vegetables (we are blessed to have plenty of green beans and corn)
•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 Meats (household size is best, but bulk is ok)

If you are holding a food drive, we will take any and all non-perishable foods, diapers, baby food and formula, personal care items, and pet food. We prefer to not to accept soda, candy and junk food.

 

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!