Manna accepts donations of time, food and money. All donations are tax deductible.

Donation Drop-off time: 7 – 1pm every day.

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  • Canned, ready-to-eat items (such as Spaghetti-o’s and Ravioli)
  • Fruit cups and canned fruit
  • Packaged snacks
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Boxed meals (such as easymac, mac-n-cheese, ramen noodles)
  • Canned goods (soups, veggies, tomato Sauce, tuna)

General Food Donations

  • Sliced, wrapped cheese
  • Lunch meats
  • Sandwich bags
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Oil
  • Frozen meats
  • Powdered juice mix
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Sack lunch items
  • Mayonnaise
  • Canned goods (soups, veggies, tomato sauce, tuna)

Kitchen Wish list-


  • Step stool (2 steps)
  • Food processor blades (for a Waring Commercial 4QT Pro by Cuisinart)
  • Wheel barrel
  • Garden hose
  • Tools for toolkit
  • Set of 2 Pad Locks
  • Weed eater
  • Water hose nozzles

Food items

  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Fruit cups
  • Pasta
  • size ziplock bags
  • Olive oil
  • Orange Juice
  • Breakfast drink
  • Canned Veggies
  • Granola Bars
  • Cereal
  • Trash Bags (55 gal.)
  • Canned goods (soups, veggies, tomato sauce, tuna)

Client Services Needs

  • Toiletries: hotel shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and lotions
  • Individually packaged toothbrushes
  • Razors

Monetary Donations

Manna accepts checks and money orders. Please mail your donation to P.O. Box 1196, Durango, CO  81302.  Your donation will be leveraged to purchase large quantities of food at deeply discounted prices through Care and Share and Shamrock Foods.

Planned Giving

Many of you make donations throughout the year to Manna Soup Kitchen. While all donations are certainly welcome and appreciated, we at Manna Soup Kitchen would like you to consider giving in a different way, at a more substantial level.

Planned giving allows you to use other resources that maybe you had not considered; e.g. your life insurance, surplus real estate, stocks and securities or other investments that may incur substantial taxes should you liquidate.

To make sure your will accomplishes your goals according to your wishes, we recommend that you obtain the professional counsel of an attorney who specializes in estate planning.

Manna currently has two funds to support future needs, you may arrange to leave a “legacy” to Manna Soup Kitchen. Call Manna at (970) 385-5095 for more information and an application that illustrates different giving avenues available