*** AGENCY ACCESS AND INFORMATION ***
MANNA Holiday Closings
MANNA will be closed for agency shopping December 24 through December 28;
December 31, and January 1 for Christmas and New Year’s.
Coming Soon: Grant Opportunities
This section is in the works – thank you for your patience!
MANNA Partner Agreement and Liability Release Forms
Partner Agency Agreement
Liability Release Form
FOOD SAFETY TRAINING
In-person Food Safety Training Sessions Scheduled:
AVERY COUNTY – Friday, December 13th from 1:00-4:00
At Mayland Community College
785 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC 28657
RSVP for in-person session to: Katy German, email@example.com
If you need a new booklet, bring $6!
NEW: Online Safe Food Handler Certification
Training Costs $15, register/attend online, complete at own pace, lasts 3 years.
Instructions for online training: online-fst-option-flyer.pdf
NEW PRODUCT CODES IN ONLINE INVENTORY
Beginning mid-July 2013, the following new codes will be added to the online inventory (see below). These are items that come in through various channels in small quantities or mixed varieties. Previously, they were made available to partners on our salvage floor in Asheville. Starting mid July, we will be putting mixed boxes of these items into inventory, according to the categories listed below. If you have any questions, please call 828-299-3663 and ask to speak with distribution.
9000 MEALS/ENTREES, an assortment of:
• Canned Meat & Fish/Seafood
• Pasta Meals (Boxed & canned like Spaghettios, mac-n-cheese, etc.)
• Peanut butter (because it’s a shelf-stable protein)
9005 VEGETABLES, an assortment of:
• Canned vegetables, including mixed
• Tomato based pasta sauces
9010 FRUIT, an assortment of:
• Canned fruits, including cocktails
9015 RICE, an assortment of:
• Rice side dishes (like Rice-a-Roni)
• Brown and white rice
Note: Pasta will be available both on the floor and in the online inventory.
Here is an expanded listing of our most popular item codes and how you can access them. sorting-guidelines-updated6-19-13-agency.pdf
CODE DATING – Understanding When It’s Safe Beyond the Date
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether or not it’s safe to use a product past the “Best By” date, then this is a document you will want to review.
MANNA SHOPPING RULES FOR AGENCIES:
Please remember that wearing open-toed shoes/sandals is not permitted when shopping at MANNA.
WHEN PLACING ORDERS: Please make sure you specify whether you are picking it up, or whether you are having it delivered by our mobile truck. Please remember that your order MUST BE SUBMITTED 4-5 BUSINESS DAYS (Monday through Friday) before your pickup/delivery day, or it cannot be filled. There are no exceptions. Late order will not be accepted. Your cooperation is appreciated.
NEW! MANNA Client Choice Video
The MANNA Message – Monthly Newsletter for Agencies
REMINDER: Links to the Monthly Client Data Surveys can be found in the Newsletters!
How to become a MANNA agency:
Watch the video at this link
Presentations from the 2012 ALL AGENCY MEETING:
Results of the 2012 Agency Satisfaction Survey: aass-results.pdf
Blank matrix for designing volunteer positions: successor-matrix-blank.pdf
Donor Development 101 presentation: donor-development-101.pdf
The Forecast from MANNA presentation: manna-forecast-slides_final.pdf
Avoiding Burnout presentation: avoiding-burnout.pdf (From the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas)
Farmers’ Market Marketing Flyer:
Farmers’ Market flyer:farmers-markets-marketing-flyer.pdf
Presentations from the 2011 ALL AGENCY MEETING:
FOOD RECALLS & FOOD SAFETY INFO
Meat & Poultry Hotline: The specialists at USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline can answer your questions about spring cleaning your kitchen and keeping food safe year-round. You can reach them at 1-888-MPHotline, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST (English or Spanish). Listen to timely recorded food safety messages at the same number 24 hours a day.
Helpful info on food safety & recalls: FoodSafety.gov
Your ultimate shelf life guide: Still Tasty
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s shelf life guide. Click here
Safe handling of fresh fruits & veggies: handling-fresh-fruits-veggies.pdf
Turkey thawing & cooking tips:safe-cooking-of-turkeys.pdf
HURRICANE & TORNADO SAFETY TIPS:
(1) Before a hurricane strikes, visit the Ready.gov hurricane page to find out what you need to do before, during, and after a hurricane by clicking here
(2) For a tornado preparation checklist, click here: tornado-preparedness-list.pdf