Please read our operational changes in response to COVID-19:

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.

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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Cookies for a Cause

When you hire Manna to bake cookies or cater, you’re helping our culinary students master their talents while also supporting our social enterprise program

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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.