Get Involved to Strengthen Our Community

Manna assists people in learning new skills and securing gainful employment. Through this, we are addressing root causes of poverty, such as hunger and homelessness. Strengthen your community by supporting our Culinary Program today. Together, we can build a better quality of life for all who call Southwest Colorado home.

Sponsor a Student

With many of our students experiencing financial or housing insecurity, it is important for us to provide scholarship assistance. At least 90% percent of our students require some type of aide. Please consider sponsoring a student or supporting the Culinary Program.

If you are interested in offering financial support to this program, please contact our Executive Director, Ann Morse, at 970-385-5095 ext. 107 or

be a guest chef

By having guest chefs working side-by-side with our students to prepare select dishes, the Manna Culinary Program is offers 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 bring 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. 

If you are interested in volunteering as a guest chef or with the Culinary Program, please contact our Culinary Specialist, Megan Feuerbacher, at 970-385-5095 ext. 110 or


Growing Opportunities, Feeding Community.

Every day Manna works to strengthen the food security of La Plata County. Your support makes this happen.