Manna Food Project

As part of Manna's preparedness procedures for COVID-19, we are canceling all volunteer groups and most regularly-scheduled volunteer opportunities. That being said, we will still need a limited number of volunteers to help us with operations.  

1) Food Rescue will continue to run as scheduled. Drivers and riders are still needed if you are comfortable in helping out. Please sign up through the online calendar or through the MyImpact phone app.

2) We are inviting a small number of volunteers to assist with other tasks. You MUST be able to lift 20-40 pounds for hours at a time, not have any symptoms of or recent exposure to illness, and call Jessyca at 231-347-8852 or 269-908-8563 to confirm your appointment.

Here are some other ways you can help:

  • Continue to donate and provide your financial support. While food banks across the country are reporting lower donation rates, the need for emergency food is increasing due to school closures, illness, and financial stress.
  • Keep yourself healthy. Wash your hands often and follow good hygiene practices to stop the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the burden on local health providers.
  • Stay informed. For volunteer updates and ways to lend a hand, please subscribe to our volunteer newsletter at While we so appreciate our community’s support, we ask that you use this avenue for volunteer information to keep our phone lines open for emergency needs. 

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support during this time. 

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Backpack Program

Activity Shifts Start End
Backpack Driver - Monday 3 5/4/2020 6/1/2020
Backpack Driver - Tuesday 3 5/5/2020 6/2/2020
Backpack Driver - Wednesday 0 5/6/2020 6/3/2020
Backpack Rider - Monday 5 5/4/2020 6/1/2020
Backpack Rider - Tuesday 5 5/5/2020 6/2/2020
Backpack Rider - Wednesday 5 5/6/2020 6/3/2020

Food Rescue

Using Manna vehicles, pick up food from restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses and return to Manna for distribution. 

Activity Shifts Start End
8 a.m. Run - Driver 77 5/6/2020 10/29/2020
8 a.m. Run - Rider 73 5/14/2020 10/29/2020
Noon Run - Driver 78 5/6/2020 11/2/2020
Noon Run - Rider 78 5/6/2020 11/2/2020


Activity Shifts Start End
Office Assistant 3 5/15/2020 5/22/2020


Activity Shifts Start End
Client Registration 21 5/26/2020 10/27/2020
Client Relations 25 5/12/2020 10/27/2020
Pantry Cleanup 24 5/19/2020 10/27/2020
Pantry Setup & Assistance 41 5/12/2020 12/24/2020
Shopping Assistant 25 5/19/2020 10/27/2020


Activity Shifts Start End
General Assistance 1 4/9/2020 4/9/2020

Feeding the hungry in Northern Michigan

Manna Food Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to help feed the hungry in Northern Michigan. Manna operates a food rescue program, a food distribution center (food bank), a weekly food pantry, and the “Food 4 Kids” backpack program. Manna works with over 50 partner food pantries, community kitchens, and human service agencies to provide supplemental food to over 42,000 households each year. Manna is a partner organization of the national Feeding America food bank network and operates in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties.