Recent blog posts - Manna Meal - so the hungry can eat

From the Garden September 17, 2017

​We were rained out on Tuesday and Thursday.  Saturday morning was perfect for harvesting and it was so nice to see Susan, Therese, Patricia and Jeannie show up with their smiling faces.  We picked 51 pounds of tomatoes, 46 pounds of eggplants, 13 pounds of chard and 3 pounds of peppers that were delivered to Heart and Hand Food Pantry.&n...

From the Garden September 10th 2017

​We harvested 267 pounds of produce during 3 lovely mornings last week and also planted spinach and lettuce.  Nedra, Thom, Martha, Patricia, Susan, Janet, Therese, Gale, Dave, Cathy, Sandy, Debbie, Valerie and Bret showed up and worked hard to gather healthy food that was delivered to Heart and Hand Food Pantry in South Charleston.&n...

From the Garden September 3, 2107

A  happy, hard working crew gathered at our garden on Tuesday.  What a lovely, cool morning to pick vegetables and pull weeds.  We delivered 92 pounds of produce to Heart and Hand Food Pantry.  Ten volunteers showed up on wet and rainy Saturday; we didn't work but had a nice time chatting and catching up. Our...

From the Garden August 27, 2017

​We were so happy to see the Heavenly Blue Morning Glories blooming in our pollinator garden last week.  Our garden chores included turning the compost, repairing the sprinkler lines and heads, harvesting our lovely produce and chopping kudzu out of the beautiful Sycamore tree out front.  We picked 82 pounds of eg...

From the Garden

​Last week we had our last summer harvest of the Contender green beans and picked 30 pounds to send to the Heart and Hand Food Pantry along with tomatoes, peppers, chard and eggplants.  We have plenty of harvesting, planting and tidying up to do and welcome all to the garden. We will be working at the garden this week on Tu...

Garden Report

​Our season began on March 20th and the garden is flourishing with the help of the many gardeners and groups who have donated their mornings to plant and harvest produce, pull weeds, maintain our watering system, turn the compost, whack the kudzu, and fix the fence to keep the varmints out.  We've been sending kale, beets, ...

Garden Help Needed for July 18 and 20, 2017

All are welcome from 9 am to 11 am on Tuesday and Thursday.  We will be weeding, harvesting, planting and much more.  Please wear closed toed shoes and bring your own garden gloves if you have them!

Volunteer to work in the Garden

We will be working in the garden this Saturday July 15th from 9am to 11am.  Come and help us tend our garden, which feeds many throughout the year.

Garden Schedule Week of April 3, 2017

Garden Schedule Week of April 3, 2017
garden schedule WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH FROM 12:00 UNTIL 2:00 SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH FROM 12:00 UNTIL 2:00 We will be harvesting spinach, kale and parsley, planting some of our newly donated vegetable plants and installing trellis netting for our peas. We can always use your help and are always happy to see you at the garden!

Announcing Bollywood 2017

Manna Meal, Inc. is excited to announce that we are one of the charities that will benefit from Bollywood 2017 along with WV Health Right and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus. It will be held on April 23rd at 5 pm in the Charleston Civic Center. 

The evening includes a cocktail buffet from 5 to 6pm, the dinner buffet of Indian, Mediterranean and American cuisine and a silent mobile/digital auction. The entertainment will feature a repertoire of dances performed by both local and national groups, to lively Bollywood music.

Please join us, the ticket price is $100.00 per person, $85 of which is tax-deductible. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on the event, sponsorship levels or to purchase tickets call Manna Meal 304-345-7121 or e-mail Jean Simpson at



If you're interested in volunteering your time to work at the Manna Meal Garden, please attend our brief meeting for the 2017 growing season.  We will meet downstairs at the Rock Lake Community Center.  We hope to see you there.   

About Us

Manna Meal Inc. (MMI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that operates a soup kitchen located inside St. John’s Episcopal Church in the heart of downtown Charleston, WV. 

MMI thrives through the generosity and support of our community to provide a safe haven, no questions asked
We are not a government agency and rely solely on contributions from our community and grants that we write.