Eligibility and Application
MANNA’s meal program is for individuals in the greater Philadelphia area who are suffering from serious illnesses and are at nutritional risk due to the disease or treatment for the disease.
MANNA’s nutrition counseling program is available to anyone who is interests in receiving nutrition education with a chronic illness or medical condition who does not have access to a dietitian. MANNA provides all counseling free of charge. Contact MANNA’s Nutrition & Client Services department to schedule an appointment.
MANNA delivers to the greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey areas. To find out if you are within the delivery area, please view our interactive delivery map.
To apply for MANNA services, please have your medical care provider complete a MANNA referral form. Once the form is complete, fax it back to MANNA’s Nutrition & Client Services department at 215-496-9102 and we will contact you. (Note: You can also refer yourself by calling (215) 496-2662 x5. Our Nutrition & Client Services team will assist you and coordinate with your healthcare provider to complete the required referral form.)
Dietary Needs and Preferences
MANNA has 11 different diet modifications to meet clients’ nutritional needs. A client can receive up to 3 diet modifications at once. However, MANNA meals are not vegan or vegetarian, kosher, nut-free, macrobiotic or gluten-free.
MANNA cannot eliminate specific food items provided in the meal program – though preference diets are available and we can accommodate no beef, pork, or seafood preferences. We target our nutrition towards clients’ specific dietary needs.
MANNA has three ways to accommodate decreased appetite:
- MANNA offers deliveries every other week
- Small portion dinner entrees are available
- MANNA’s supplemental program provides dinner entrees only
Unfortunately, we cannot increase our portion sizes or options to provide more food than provided in our standard diet.
MANNA offers either the complete nutrition program which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert daily, or the supplemental program which offers just the dinner entrees each week.
Yes – our dietitians are available to help with any question or concerns that you may have. Call (215) 496-2662 x5.
MANNA recommends using the following seasonings instead of salt when preparing meals:
MANNA does not supply or offer nutritional supplements.
MANNA clients receive meal delivery once each week on the same day each week. If you happen to forget your delivery day or need to make changes, contact our Distribution department at (215) 496-2662 x2. MANNA delivers between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Friday.
If no one will be there to accept your meals, please call to cancel or reschedule your delivery.
- You can reschedule by calling at least 2 days prior to your delivery day
- Meals can be delivered to another address if it is set up 2 days prior to your delivery day
- Rescheduled deliveries do not count as missed deliveries
Programs Outside MANNA
- Coalition Against Hunger (this is a comprehensive listing of hunger agencies)
- Meals on Wheels
- Aid for Friends
- Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging
- City of Philadelphia COVID-19 emergency food program
- Check out our COVID-19 Resource Guide for additional emergency food resources. Por Español: Una Colección de Recursos para COVID-19
Local Social Services Agencies
Need more information on health, housing, food assistance and other social service needs? Simply click on your county below to see the available resources closest to you. Please note that some services may not be available in all areas.
MANNA takes the health and well-being of our clients seriously. As such, we have decided to educate our clients, referral sources, and the general public about the new health insurance options available to them thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Health Insurance Marketplace gives the uninsured more plan choices and helps lower the costs of insurance for working families and small businesses.
MANNA is committed to meeting your language needs. To request language assistance, please call 215-496-2662 ext. 5 so we can connect you with a qualified interpreter.
MANNA se compromete a satisfacer sus necesidades idiomáticas. Para solicitar asistencia con el idioma, llame al 215-496-2662 ext. 1 para que podamos ponerle en contacto con un intérprete calificado.
MANNA pran angajman pou reponn ak bezwen tradiksyon ou yo. Si ou bezwen èd tradiksyon, tanpri rele nan 215-496-2662 ekstansyon 5 pou nou kapab konekte w avèk yon entèprèt kalifye
MANNA стремится удовлетворить ваши пожелания относительно языка. Для получения помощи с переводом позвоните по телефону 215-496-2662, доб. 5, чтобы мы могли связать вас с квалифицированным переводчиком.
MANNA cam kết đáp ứng nhu cầu ngôn ngữ của quý vị. Để yêu cầu hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ, vui lòng gọi 215-496-2662 số máy lẻ 5 để chúng tôi có thể kết nối quý vị với một thông dịch viên có trình độ.