COVID-19 Operations

Please note that Manna's dining room remains closed to both clients and volunteers at this time.

Grab-and-go meals can be picked up 7 days a week from 9 - 11 a.m.

If you have any questions, about our meals, services, or volunteering please contact us at or 970-385-5095 ext. 3

Manna & The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado have Merged!

We are thrilled to announce, Manna and The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado are merging to address the root causes of poverty, hunger and hardship in our community. Together we will expand our community relevance and impact, cooperating with families and individuals of all ages to achieve greater resilience and sufficiency by providing nourishing meals, support services, garden programs, food security education and job skills training. 


This union comes after 15 years of focused collaboration between the two nonprofits, including sharing of programs, participants, grant funds, volunteers, and tangible resources. We are inspired to take our partnership to a new level by merging the two organizations and creating an even stronger focus on food.


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More than a Soup Kitchen.

Manna has been serving quality balanced meals in a safe and respectful environment since 1985. While our community kitchen is the core of our organization, the overall goal of Manna is to help our clients gain greater self-sufficiency through our expanded programs and services. Manna is an equal opportunity provider.

Our Programs

Daily Meals for our Community

We provide quality, balanced meals seven days a week in a safe and respectful environment. Everyone is welcome to join us for a meal, no questions asked.

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Meals for our Local Students

In an effort to feed children in need outside of Manna’s normal operating hours, a weekly take-home backpack program was established in 2010.

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Job Training and Life Skills

Manna’s Culinary Program was established in 2014 as a way to help people gain the necessary skills to secure a job in the food service industry.

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Catering for a Cause

When you hire Manna to  cater, you’re supporting our programs through social enterprise, while also receiving high quality food service.

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Fresh Food for the People.

Our onsite garden, Manna Market, and CSA shares provide affordable, local, organic vegetables to those who experience barriers attaining healthy foods.

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Helping Hands

During client service hours, Manna staff members and volunteers hold open office hours, offering community resources and vouchers for basic needs

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We're Making an Impact with your Support.

Here's a quick look at what we've accomplished in 2019.

Meals Served


Pounds of Food Donated


Volunteer Hours


What people say

I want to give you a big, huge thanks for helping me make progress towards being self sufficient. The fact you were able to help me with a bus pass and I.D. has been huge. Now I have my third job interview with a local restaurant and am working towards self sufficiency.
The Manna Culinary Program opened doors for me that I didn't know existed. I learned so much and didn't want to leave at the end of 10 weeks! Rebecca and the team at Manna are super supportive and always there to teach, encourage, and guide their students toward new beginnings.
You do extraordinary work to make Durango a kinder, gentler, better place. Once a month my eight year old grandson and I spend a Sunday morning in your kitchen helping to prepare a breakfast for your clients. It's very little but for Emmett and me it has become a powerful tradition and a very special element of our relationship.