Recent Press - Manna Meal - so the hungry can eat
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The call came out of nowhere.

Chris Stutzman runs a garden supply store, Garden Harvest Supply, in a small town in Indiana. He was looking to donate some plants to community gardens across the country when his father learned about Manna Meal’s garden in South Charleston.

He called up Jean Simpson, Manna Meal’s executive director, and asked, “How many plants do you want and when can we deliver them?”

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Bollywood 2017 to Benefit Local Charities

The India Center will present the 7th annual Bollywood Night on April 22, at the Charleston Civic Center. Proceeds from Bollywood will benefit three local charities, including Manna Meal, Inc. This unique event brings together artistry, culture and food.  The Indian community gives their time, talent and energy so various charities in our community can benefit.  

Tickets are $100.00 per person, with a portion of the ticket price being tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, please contact Kay Albright at Manna Meal.  Kay can be reached at kay@mannameal.org or 304.345.7121.  

For additional information, visit www.BollywoodWV.org or connect to the event through Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BollywoodWV.

Help support Manna Meal by attending or sponsoring Bollywood Night 2017!

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Manna Meal, Inc. Charleston’s seven day a week soup kitchen, announces our 4th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser event to help raise funds and awareness of the ongoing hunger in Charleston, WV.

For a small donation of $25, you get to enjoy a dinner of unlimited homemade soup, garden salad, and bread from the Charleston Bread Company.  After you eat, you are invited to choose your own one of a kind ceramic bowl to take home. Plus, we will have a bake sale for all of your dessert needs.

Manna Meal received donations from two departments of BB & T.

 The Wealth Management department led by Doug Reed chose Manna Meal because employee Sarah Wilkinson was familiar with the mission of Manna Meal.  Sarah had met Jean Simpson, Manna Meal Executive Director, in the past and admired how enthusiastic and committed she is to Manna Meal.    The Wealth Management department purchased $2000 worth of kitchen supplies and new computer software.  Sarah, Laura Ellis and Manna Meal Outreach Coordinator, Rhondell Miller organized a work day in the Manna Meal garden on June 18th.  Over 20 people from the department came to the garden and worked for the morning.  For several in the group the morning in the garden was a first and for others it brought back memories from their childhood.

Manna Meal, Inc. Charleston’s seven day a week soup kitchen, announces our 4th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser event to help raise funds and awareness of the ongoing hunger in Charleston, WV.

For a small donation of $25, you get to enjoy a dinner of unlimited homemade soup, garden salad, and bread from the Charleston Bread Company.  After you eat, you are invited to choose your own one of a kind ceramic bowl to take home. Plus, we will have a bake sale for all of your dessert needs.

This event is on October 7, 2016 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 1105 Quarrier St. in downtown Charleston. No reservations or tickets necessary. To Go Orders are available by calling 304-345-7121 the day of the event.

With the help of some Good Samaritans, a North Carolina couple stranded in Charleston after one of them had a heart attack made it to their destination on Tuesday.

Billy and Teresa Coram got some help once they ended up at Manna Meal, the soup kitchen housed in St. John’s Episcopal Church on the East End. A worker there put out an appeal on social media and soon got several people offering to help.

Saturday March 21st 7:00 PM - Doors Open At 6:30
Admission:  Donations Welcomed
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church – 1105 Quarrier St. Charleston, WV 25301
Reception Following in Hunter Hall: 8:30PM

Please join us and these wonderful artists for an inspiring, spiritual evening of strong a cappella voices. This will be our 8th year that the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and musical group Bare Bones featuring Bill & Becky Kimmons along with Mark Davis will be performing together  to raise funds for Manna Meal, Inc. This fundraising event is family friendly, so come out with the family and enjoy an evening of music “so the hungry can eat.”

There is no admission fee but donations are welcomed. The concert will last about an hour and a half and a light reception will follow in Hunter Hall about 8:30PM

Manna Meal serves two meals a day 7 days a week. Located in Charleston, WV, Manna Meal serves 350+ meals a day to anyone who walks in the door; no questions asked.  Manna Meal is a non-profit heavily dependent on donations to succeed in our mission, “so the hungry can eat.”  All donations are tax deductible.

This annual event provides fresh green beans for the entire year at Manna Meal Inc.  Manna Meal  serves 2 meals a day 365 days a year to the hungry in the Kanawha Valley.  The need seems to grow each year.  We are feeding more folks than ever.  Thus we need your help with this fun filled family event.

Last year we collected, strung and packed away 624 pounds of green beans. Those 624 pounds helped us feed the hungry during those cold winter months when it is difficult to get fresh vegetables in the Kanawha Valley.  Because our ever growing numbers, our goal for this year is 800 pounds.  

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.