March 16, 2020

An Update on MANNA’s Operations

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your incredible support of MANNA over the last several weeks. We will be providing frequent updates on our programs and operations in the coming days and weeks, and I wanted to share a few with you immediately.

  • MANNA is an essential service provider. We will be open, and currently continuing to deliver 21 meals a week to our clients. The entire MANNA staff is still producing meals to be delivered.
  • Each of our clients has received one week’s worth of shelf-stable meals in addition to their normal meal delivery. Therefore, each client has two weeks’ worth of meals on hand at any given time.
  • We have adjusted our operating hours. MANNA will now be open from 7am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Until further notice, all evening and Saturday volunteer shifts are eliminated.
  • We are working to minimize person-to-person interaction for our clients. Our Distribution team is working hard to keep our clients safe during meal delivery. MANNA staff and volunteer drivers will be following social distancing guidelines.

If you are feeling healthy and not considered especially high risk by the CDC, we invite you to join us in the kitchen or on a delivery shift. Available shifts can be viewed at, or give us a call at (215) 496-2662 x3.

For the last 30 years, MANNA has felt incredibly championed by our Philadelphia-area community – and we are certainly feeling your support during this time of uncertainty. We so appreciate everyone who has reached out to help, volunteered, and donated to our operations.

I thank you again for your support and will be in touch in the coming days.

Best Regards,

Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN