Strengthening community through food security.
Manna Culinary Program
Our Culinary Program teaches students new skills in an effort to help them obtain gainful employment in the food service industry. The program is open to the community and is the only one of its kind in the region, contributing to the workforce by assisting local establishments in employing the staff they require.
Manna’s onsite garden and the Carver’s Farm allow us to grow local, fresh produce that we distribute to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Manna produces over 7,000 pounds of produce a year, bridging a gap of food equity and ensuring that locally grown produce is available to all in our community.
Take-Home Backpack Program
Caring for youth in the community is a top priority for Manna. Our take-home backpack program ensures that students are being fed outside of school hours. Durango School District 9-R, Boys & Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and Fort Lewis College participate in the program.
SNAP Assistance & Outreach
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program supplements the food budget of families and individuals. This allows people to purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. Manna is an SNAP outreach partner, meaning we can help people submit their applications for the program.