Join Manna For Our Upcoming Events:
September 12, 2014 12-6pm
The 10th Annual Style ‘n’ Stones Jewelry show benefiting Manna Soup Kitchen. Takes place at the Rochester Hotel Garden and admission is free. All purchases benefit the Manna Soup Kitchen. More information the Style ‘n’ Stones event page.
October 11, 2014 5-8pm
Join Manna Soup Kitchen at the Powerhouse Science Center for a night of music and fun. For more details, visit the Bread for Manna event page.
Manna Training and Resource Building is Complete!
Watch the video below to see what people have said about the new Culinary Arts Training Program!
Manna Training and Resource Center Now Open!
Solving the immediate problem of hunger is only half of the battle, so in addition to serving wonderful meals seven days a week, Manna is getting to the root cause of hunger by providing a Culinary Job Training program. We are collaborating with SCCC to prepare unemployed, underemployed, and homeless adults for careers in the foodservice industry. Our first semester will begin this August (watch for the Southwest Colorado Community College class schedule). The curriculum will cover all facets of work in a professional kitchen. It will include Life and Employability skill goals as well as internship opportunities in our community. The Manager of this new facility, or Manna Training and Resource Center, is Thomas Bentley, who available to speak to anyone interested in the program or to answer any questions regarding the program or the building. He can be reached at 970-385-5095 ext 6.
Thanks to all of our supporters for making this project a reality!
With a special thanks to The Karakin Foundation
Manna Soup Kitchen proudly acknowledges 27 years of feeding the hungry in La Plata County. Manna Soup Kitchen honors donors and volunteers whose extraordinary service and support enables us to keep our doors open, lights on and provide nutritious meals to our most fragile residents. The Manna Soup Kitchen is “on the front line” providing for the most immediate needs of individuals and families ranging from infants to WWII veterans. Many of our clients come from the fringe of our community and struggle with drug addiction, alcoholism and mental health issues. Most are unable to afford health insurance and therefore cannot take precautionary health measures. A hot, nutritious breakfast and lunch along with take-home meals and sack lunches may be their core sustenance and the only healthy option on which they can depend.