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April 2023
Volunteer Appreciation Open House
Manna's community support
Thank you to the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore for the donation of 4 pallets of girl scout cookies! Our pantry partners and neighbors are enjoying them! We appreciate your support.

We appreciate you and all the Girl Scouts of the Michigan Shore Council. Thank you for your efforts to support the Manna Food Project Nourish the North Campaign.
Paint & Sip
The Manna Food Project would like to invite you to our 2nd Paint & Sip Pottery event.

On June 22nd, you will help Manna by glazing bowls for our Empty Bowls fundraiser in the Fall.

We thank Gabriel Farms for being the location sponsor as well as Cottage Pottery for providing materials.

Please scan QR code or click HERE to purchase tickets.

We hope that all of you can make it!
Help Manna Nourish the North
Nourish the North Program
The Manna Food Project needs your help to feed people in need.

Sponsor a mobile pantry, sponsor the Food 4 Kids program, round up your sales, share a percentage of your sales or start a corporate employee match program.

Manna will customize a program that suits your needs. Get involved and change lives today! 
First Community Bank Mobile Pantry
Manna was fortunate to have First Community Bank of Petoskey sponsor our Carp Lake Mobile Pantry on May 4th!

This sponsorship helped feed 35 families in Northern Emmet County.

Thank you, First Community Bank for supporting this mobile program. Our mobile pantry program is heavily supported by groups of local and regional volunteers. We couldn't accomplish our task of Nourishing the North without you.
Thank you, Manna volunteers.
Manna volunteers have been working so hard the entire year! We couldn't fulfil our mission without each and every one of you. Manna is fortunate to have the best volunteers in Northern Michigan and it shows through your efforts.

With the additional Snap benefits at an end, we have seen our lines double since the beginning of 2023. Please continue to think of Manna as we navigate these next few summer months.

In the month of April, Manna welcomed 51 individual volunteers for a grand total of 535 plus hours of donated time.

Thank you all for your hard work in keeping the people we serve fed.
Manna Staff Gabby Billion
After thoughtful consideration, Gabby Billion has retired from the Manna Food Project effective May 1st, 2023. We are forever thankful for Gabby’s 15 years of service.

She has always been a huge advocate for our agency partners, clients, and community members. We will miss having her on the team and we wish her the best of luck in her retirement.

Gabby is very humble and declined a public announcement of her retirement. At this moment she and her husband, Luis, are on an extended road trip in celebration.

If you are interested in sending her a note of thanks, please feel free to send it directly to Manna and we will make sure she gets it.