*If you prefer to contribute with a check, donations can be mailed to the following address:

PO Box 1196
Durango, CO 81302

Manna offers quality balanced meals in a safe and respectful environment. We also provide supportive services, case management, and employment and housing navigation to help people achieve greater self-sufficiency. Visit our program page to learn more about our culinary school, social enterprise program, backpack program, and garden.

Donating Your Time:

Every year our volunteers donate close to 10,000 hours of service. This not only helps people in need, but it also contributes to Manna’s leading role in bettering our community. Simply stated, we wouldn’t be where we are without the dedication of our volunteers. To learn more about how you can make a difference, contact us today or visit our volunteer page for more information.

Planned Giving:

Planned giving allows donors to give at a more substantial level using other resources such as life insurance, surplus real estate, stocks and securities, or other investments that may incur substantial taxes should you liquidate. We recommend that you speak with an attorney who specializes in estate planning when making these decisions. If you would like to leave a “legacy,” please contact Ann Morse, Executive Director, today at (970) 385-5095, ext. 107 or send an email to director@mannasoupkitchen.com for more information on different giving avenues.

enterprise zone tax credit:

Manna is approved as an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project by the Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC). This designation allows any donor contributions of $250 or more (annually) to be eligible for a 25% state tax credit on cash donations, and a 12.5% state tax credit on in-kind donations such as professional services.

EZ Tax Document Downloads

If you have donated and wish to claim the Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credit, please fill out this form. The form can be emailed to books@mannasoupkitchen.com or mailed to Manna at PO Box 1196, Durango, CO 81302. Any donation $250 or greater qualifies!

Donating Goods

Please drop off all donations at our Donation Station, located on Avenida Del Sol. Please pass the entrance to our parking lot and continue up the hill where you will see our donation shed on the left side of the street.

Nonperishable donations are accepted at all times at our donation shed.

Perishable donations are accepted Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

General Food Donations

  • Packaged sliced cheese
  • Packaged lunch meats
  • Milk
  • Sandwich bags
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Oil
  • USDA packaged frozen meats
  • Coffee
  • Mayonnaise
  • Canned goods: soups, veggies, tomato sauce, Tuna, etc.
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Fruit cups
  • Pasta
  • Granola bars
  • Cereal
  • Salad dressing
  • Peanut butter and jelly

Take-Home Backpack Program

  • Canned goods: soup, veggies, etc.
  • Instant breakfast items: cereal and oatmeal
  • Fruit cups and canned fruit
  • Packaged snacks and granola bars
  • Boxed meals: mac & cheese and ramen noodles

Client Services:

  • Toiletries: shampoos, conditioners, soaps, etc.
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Razors
  • Towels and blankets
  • Combs
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Camping equipment

Wish List:

  • Vehicle for program support.
  • House to provide affordable living for AmeriCorps Service Members.
  • Trailer and truck for garden programming.