Historically, Manna has been known for providing healthy meals in a safe and respectful environment for those in need. While this continues to be the main objective of the organization, the overall goal of Manna is to help people achieve greater self-sufficiency. By assisting people in learning new skills and securing gainful employment, we are addressing a root cause of poverty, hunger, crime, hardship and homelessness. Help us be part of the solution by supporting our Culinary Program today. Together, we can build a better quality of life for all who call Southwestern Colorado home.

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Sponsor a Student

Many of our students come to us as a way to work their way out of poverty and homelessness. Others are looking to gain a new skillset to propel them forward. With every new class, we do our best to offer each student financial assistance, especially those most in need. At least 90% percent of our students require some type of aide, which is why we need your help. Please consider sponsoring a culinary student so they can achieve their goal of working in the food industry. Tuition is $1,000 and there are four levels of sponsorship: $250, $500, $750 and a full ride scholarship. With your financial commitment, you’ll receive correspondence on how your student is progressing as well as be invited to the graduation showcase dinner. 

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be a guest chef

By having guest chefs working side-by-side with our students to prepare select dishes, the Manna Culinary Program is offering students an opportunity to gain vital hands on experience and knowledge from those who know the industry best. It also provides students the ability to network with potential employers. Guest chefs often bring with them informative tips on interviewing and what they look for when hiring. We’re always in search of guest chefs to take part in our program. Our goal is to have at least one guest chef per week. 

Are you interested in supporting our culinary program?

Contact Ann Morse at director@mannasoupkitchen.com or 970-385-5095, ext. 7.