May 2022
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Manna is happy to announce that we are continuing our Food for Kids Backpack program throughout the summer in our 3 county area. We look forward providing the additional community support in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Antrim counties by keeping kids feed through the summer months.
18th Annual Crop Walk 2022
Date and Time
Saturday Jun 25, 2022
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Register at 8:30 a.m.
Bay View Association grounds
Free, donations accepted to benefit the community.
Contact Information
Walt Byers, 734.436.9118 email:
Crop Walk Information
  • Donations to the 2022 CROP Hunger Walk support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts such as Manna Food Project in the U.S. and around the world.
  • CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs.

35th Anniversary
Thank you to all our special Volunteers, Agency's, clients, and donors for attending our 35th anniversary

We hope you enjoyed the event and hope to see you at Manna soon!

Thank you very much - from Manna Staff
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill

Thank you for your gift of volunteerism.

Throughout the month of May we had 58 individual volunteers walk through Manna's door to give back to its community.
Better Impact
Please make sure all your personal information is updated! It's always helpful to have your correct contact information. We will also be mailing our Golf Fore Manna invites, we want to make sure you receive it!

See Matthew if you need help setting up your account for the first time. Any staff member can help you sign up for shifts or update your contact if you need assistance.
Required Trainings
Trainings covering Food Safety and Civil Rights are from Feeding America and are required for all food bank or food pantry volunteers/staff. MSU extension offers optional training for food safety, link below. Let Matthew know if you need assistance. We will also have a laptop available if you chose to take it while your here at Manna.

Manna strives to provide volunteers with meaningful opportunities to engage in our mission, matching volunteer interests and abilities to our needs. To that end, we periodically suggest volunteers to complete training sessions on topics related to our food assistance programs.

By keeping everyone properly trained: 
  • Our volunteers feel knowledgeable, comfortable, and confident in their roles.
  • We maintain a safe and positive environment for everyone.
  • We ensure the food we distribute is safe to eat.
  • We fulfill our mission in the most effective and efficient way possible.
Volunteer Hours
Interested in how many volunteer hours are spent at Manna to make the organization run?

The grand total for hour's for the month of May was 450+.

Thank you for making Manna's mission a success. Your dedication and support is much appreciated by Manna and the Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet county communities.
Food Rescue Volunteer Recruiting
Manna is seeking additional drivers and riders for our food rescue program. This program is dedicated to rescuing food from local area stores and distributing it to our clients and partner pantries.

We provide two individual food rescue opportunities here at Manna.
  1. 8AM food rescue is Monday thru Friday. This is a volunteer opportunity for a single volunteer and takes 60 minutes to complete or less.
  2. 9AM food rescue is Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9AM-11AM. This opportunity is supported by a driver and rider for the shift duration.