Manna Meal - so the hungry can eat
40 Years of Meals

40 Years of Meals

We serve two meals a day (breakfast & lunch), 365 days a year, no questions asked.

Donate

Donate

Food may be used as an ingredient in one of our meals or food may also be used to help with our emergency food pantry for our clients.

Our Garden

Our Garden

In 2009 a volunteer suggested the idea of a community garden where we could raise food for our soup kitchen and to give away in our food pantry.

Volunteer today!

Volunteer today!

Volunteers like you help us transform hundreds of pounds of donated food into healthy meals.

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Meals Served

121,023 meals served

Pantry Bags

Packed 2,934 pantry bags of food

Garden

2,938 pounds of produce

Donated Food

Received 48,823 pounds of donated food

mm director amessageI am excited and honored to join Manna Meal, Inc., as your new executive director.  I count myself a fortunate lady, to work with this team of smart and fiercely passionate staff. I’m grateful to the board, Lisa Lopinsky, Interim Executive Director, Kay Albright, Administrative Manager, Tony Henderson, Operations Manager, all of our staff, volunteers, dear colleagues, friends, and my family for their support and assistance in helping me transition into this position.

Sometimes life opens doors we don’t expect. If we are fortunate, choosing to walk through that door leads us to further our calling to service in a whole new arena.

Over the next few months we’ll share with you more of our vision, and ask your advice as we strategize how to get there.  And we’ll let you know how you can contribute. (Spoiler, you can always donate!)

As your new executive director, I look forward to encouraging innovation, growing and nurturing established partnerships in the community, while exploring new collaborations; and preservation of the organization beyond my years with the organization.  We cannot do this work alone here at Manna Meal, you help us change lives, you help us feed the hungry, and because of your generosity and kindness we can enhance our community. 

While I am settling in, please feel free to reach out to me tara@mannameal.org. I look forward to connecting with each of you at a volunteer opportunity, one of the upcoming fundraising events or somewhere out in the community!

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.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Jim Hores and his pottery students from Taylor Books Annex Gallery, and Michael & Karen Garnes and their students from Capitol Clay Arts Company. They have spent many hours crafting over 250 one of a kind ceramic bowls which they have donated to Manna Meal for this event. Not only did these organizations donate their time but all the materials as well.

Manna Meal is a non-profit organization founded in 1976 and housed in St. John’s Episcopal Church. Its mission is to serve anyone who is hungry, no questions asked. The program is operated by a small paid staff, but depends on volunteers to assist in all aspects of its operations. Manna Meal is not government funded and is entirely dependent on the generosity of individuals, religious communities, corporations and businesses in Charleston.

Please contact Manna Meal if you have any questions about our services or our upcoming event.  Phone 304-345-7121 - email kay@mannameal.org.

Volunteer

Volunteer

There are many ways to help! If you are interested in volunteering We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities!

Donate

Donate

We depend on the generosity of our community to succeed in our mission. We accept cash and in-kind food donations.

Garden

Garden

The Manna Meal Community Garden is located in South Charleston, WV. To volunteer, just show up in closed toe shoes.

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.