MANNA MINISTRIES, a collaboration of Leland area churches and civic groups, is conducting a food collection drive. All food collected will be distributed to hungry Leland area families. The increasing costs of groceries, gas and utilities, housing, medicine and healthcare, have caused a crisis in many families’ abilities to provide adequate, nutritious food for their family. Every food donation helps in the fight against hunger – no matter how small or large.
Each month we plan on distributing food to 125 families. This costs about $16 per family, or $2000 per month.
Manna Ministries accepts donations at: Leland Public Library on Village Road Magnolia Greens Club House (residents only)
You may also drop food off at the pantry the Monday before distribution at 7:30pm
Area churches, schools, neighborhoods, businesses and civic organizations are encouraged to get involved.
EXAMPLES OF ITEMS NEEDED: • Canned vegetables • Canned soups, Ramen noodles • Pasta, noodles • Canned meats (tuna, stew, chili, Spam, salmon, etc.) • Canned or dry brown beans • Peanut butter (covered by Grace Point Church) • Cereal, oatmeal and grits (covered by Closer Walk Church) • Macaroni and cheese (covered by Oasis Church) • Pasta Sauce (covered by Leland Church of God) • Rice (covered by Zion UMC Church) • Applesauce (covered by Woodburn Presbyterian)
Current monthly needs: 500 cans of vegetables 400 cans of soup 125 pounds of dry pasta 300 pounds of fresh potatoes 600 pounds of fresh meat
Fresh foods (garden vegetables, potatoes, etc) can be donated on the day of distribution. We do not have storage, or refrigeration, to keep the items fresh.
Money donations are also greatly appreciated (checks can be made out to Manna Ministries). Receipts for your money donations will be available. 100% of your donations go directly to the purchase of food.