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.



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.


Meals Served

121,023 meals served

Pantry Bags

Packed 2,934 pantry bags of food


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 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!

In some ways, Tara Martinez’s new job is not so different from her old one. Both involve serving the public. Now, as executive director of the Manna Meal soup kitchen, the serving part is more literal. And a lot more hands-on.

These days, she’s more likely to be cutting vegetables than crunching numbers. She helps prepare and serve meals, washes dishes, and spends time learning about her clients and their needs.

“I try to really help each of the staff members understand that we’re all part of a team, and it doesn’t matter what needs to be done,” Martinez said.



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



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



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.


Capital City Empty Bowls

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)
St George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
201 Court Street
Charleston, WV 25301