MANNA's Market Program
Fresh nutritious groceries are hard to come by when budgets are already stretched to the limits. To make ends meet, many families are forced to “shop for calories.”
MANNA FoodBank’s Market Program distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income individuals and families at no charge. These markets are hosted in a variety of locations such as community centers, churches, senior citizen housing neighborhoods, day care centers, food pantries, and soup kitchens.
This program has evolved over the past decade as a response to a need for fresh and tasty food that can promote individual health and stronger communities. The market resembles a community farmer’s markets and often includes featured products, recipes, and food tastings. With 15 markets and counting in our service area, this exciting new program is changing the way people think about food pantries.