FOOD DRIVE for Manna On Main Street sponsored by Walnut Crossing Apartments
Together We Can Help Fight Hunger in our County
For the month of February Walnut Crossing Apartments in Royersford is collecting food to help feed our local community thru the Non-profit organization, Manna on Main Street.
Manna on Main Street is a food pantry, soup kitchen and emergency financial aid provider. They partner with the community to fulfill their mission of ending hunger in the North Penn region. In Montgomery County, 26,600 people live below the poverty line; 2,800 in North Penn; and 1,300 in Lansdale (U.S. Census). Each day, Manna feeds and cares for a growing number of families in need. They are a welcome home for the poor, the hungry and those struggling in this region.
Their soup kitchen is open seven days a week, offering two nutritious meals each day, with lunch on Sunday. Volunteers serve meals restaurant style, allowing guests the opportunity to rest and connect with friends at the table. They serve about 2,000 meals each month and our table is often full.
Manna’s food pantry has utilized a "Choice Model" for eight years and was recently named a flag agency by Philabundance Food Bank. Individuals and families who live within the North Penn region are eligible to shop for food. Their pantry operates like a small grocery store, allowing shoppers to select the foods that meet their dietary needs and preferences as much as possible. All food items are provided free of charge and friends are welcome to shop with them twice a month. Currently, more than 700 households have signed up to shop in their food pantry. They distribute an average of 13,000 lbs of food each month.
For families facing financial emergencies, Manna is a source of hope in tough times. Their emergency financial aid program assists households experiencing housing, utility or medical emergencies. All payments are made directly to the landlord or medical provider and are closely monitored by our Case Manager, Bookkeeper and Executive Director.
Through the support of this community, they are able to feed and care for the needy among us.
Walnut Crossing Apartments, a 260 apartment community located at 350 Brooke Drive in Royersford, PA, is working with Manna on Main Street to help collect food donations during the month of February to distribute to the needy families in the North Penn area.
While we appreciate all donations, the following goods are especially needed right now:
- Canned Soup
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Meats (Tuna and Chicken)
- Canned Fruit
Please bring your donations to the leasing office at 350 Brooke Drive in Royersford. We are open from 9-6pm Monday thru Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday. Our phone number is 610-948-6850. www.walnutcrossing.com
Manna On Main Street is located at 713 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA http://www.mannaonmain.org/