March 31, 2020

An Operational Update

March 31, 2020

Dear Friends,

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we have received over the last few weeks, and are appreciative of your understanding as we work to be able to safely maintain our operations.

We are closely following local, state, and federal guidelines and are adapting each and every day to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff.

We are continuing our “No Contact” client meal deliveries, and all client deliveries are proceeding on our normal schedule. We will also continue with our new hours of operation: Tuesday – Friday, opening at 7am and closing at 5pm.

We have made several changes to our operations and I wanted to outline them for you:

  • MANNA’s volunteer drivers will not enter MANNA’s facility during pickup. Instead, our Distribution team bring the client deliveries, as well as gloves, directly to their vehicles.
  • We are eliminating our 8am – 11am and 11am – 2pm volunteer shifts to allow us to best enforce social distancing in our kitchen. Remaining shifts have a hard cap at 15 volunteers per shift, to allow our chefs to space out volunteer tasks.
  • We have instituted a pre-shift questionnaire in VolunteerHub, and all volunteers must register at No walk-in volunteers are allowed. 

If you are looking for a way to help from home, I invite you to make a donation to support our efforts.

From the whole MANNA team – thank you so much.

Best Regards,