This is the mission of Manna Soup Kitchen, our June Noisy Offering partner. In March of this year, Manna opened a resource and navigation center in Durango. This marks the start of a model for supporting needs in our community that people across the area have been dreaming of: a place where people who face food insecurity and the unhoused community can go for traditional meals, but also have access to a food market, showers and bathrooms, computers, washers and dryers, a takeout window AND the connection to resources for housing and employment as well.
Last year Manna 84,496 meals, had 352,850 pounds of food donated and 4,812 volunteer hours from members of the community, like our CtK team which has two works days a month to prepare the meals that day. In addition, there is a garden to provide fresh produce, a backpack program to support student food needs, and a culinary program to help people gain the skills to secure a job in the food service industry.
Christ the King has been a long-term partner with Manna over the decades of service to our community. Manna continues to create new ways to help people with the most basic needs and to provide connections to ways to sustain their lives.
We hope you will be generous with your donations to Manna in June. They are a strong partner and one who faithfully serves our area with a big heart and wonderful leadership. Help us help grow these opportunities! Blessings to you all for your ongoing prayers and your time and resources. Check out their website at: mannasoupkitchen.org for more information.