Special Drives for Food, Blankets, Hampers and much more
In order to meet the demand from disadvantaged groups, Manna is always in need of different types of food, clothing, equipment and various other goods.
As a result, Manna often conducts “special drives” for these items throughout the year.
We have listed below a few of the key ways in which you might help the homeless and the disadvantaged.
Blankets, Jackets and Clothing
From April to July we collect blankets, sleeping bags and warm coats or jackets to distribute to the homeless. These items are distributed to the homeless six nights a week, at the same time we are in the park giving out the food.
If you can help us in any way by donating any of these items then we can assure you they will be put to excellent use and distributed very quickly … often the same day.
Festive Season Roster
At Christmas many agencies that assist the homeless take a break for the holidays. Manna endeavours to keep our promise to deliver meals six nights a week year round. To ensure that our volunteers can have a holiday we seek extra volunteers to cover shifts for part of December and January. These can be individuals, corporate teams or other groups. The teams work under the guidance of our kitchen coordinator preparing a three course meal for those in need. It is amazing what can be achieved together.
Registrations for the festive season roster open in October.
Please send an email to this address to register your interest.
Food Collection for Christmas Hampers
At Christmas Manna distributes 400 Christmas hampers to families in need and 350 food hampers to the homeless to ensure they have extra food on hand when other agencies take a holiday break. A list of preferred items for the hampers can be found at the links below
Manna – Christmas Hampers for the Homeless
Manna – Christmas Hampers for Families in Need
We prefer all items to be delivered by 4th December to give us time to pack and distribute the hampers. For anyone who would like more involvement there is the opportunity to assist packing the hampers in early December.
Sponsor a Hamper for the Homeless and for Families in Need
You may prefer to simply sponsor and pay for one (or more) hampers at any time during the year. This gives Manna extra funds to assist in the purchase of additional supplies that are needed for the many hampers we distribute. Sponsor a hamper at $35, $60 or $80. Go to our donations page to donate a hamper at any time during the year. Remember, you can sponsor as many hampers as you like, directly impacting the lives of those in need.