Master’s Manna, Inc. took on the mantle of fighting HUNGER and FOOD INSECURITY in 2007. The Board of Directors, with our small staff and a dedicated band of volunteers, plan daily, weekly and monthly how to provide for our neighbors who struggle every day with how to provide for their families.
During Food Pantry hours, 7 shoppers are escorted through the pantry every 15 minutes to select groceries for their families – an average of 420 families each week. On average, we estimate each family receives enough groceries to provide meals for their families for 3 to 4 days of the week. Through these appointments, we distribute more than 12,000 pounds of food every week.
During the past year, 2018, Master’s Manna distributed over 302 tons of food. Master’s Manna is a food pantry of choice – no set box/bag for each shopper registered. Every family chooses foods that are culturally suited for their families and the foods they enjoy. The only limitation we have is - we are only able to offer to our shopper's donations we receive from the public. While we are able to purchase items from the Connecticut Food Bank to fill in the gaps, Master’s Manna relies solely on the general public and our corporate sponsors to keep the doors open and maintain operating costs. We do not receive any State or Federal funding.
We ask for your help at this time because our shelves were nearly bare when the doors were opened this week. We know for many of our client's HUNGER and/or food insecurity is a constant 24/7/365 struggle. With the shelves in dismal condition. Our hearts sank.
Please consider making a donation to help us continue the good work we do for those who live in need and the fear of Hunger.
FOOD IS NOT AN OPTION.