Non-Profit Highlight: Manna Cafe Ministries
Manna Cafe Ministries is a non-profit organization that aims to nourish those who are in need, both physically and spiritually. Thanks to selfless volunteers, Manna Cafe serves as a soup kitchen on wheels, also distributing groceries and other necessities to those who need it most. Through countless hours of hard work, they make it a mission to share their Christian faith to those they encounter in our community of Clarksville, TN.
The Story of Manna Cafe
Manna Cafe’s roots sprouted in the hands of a missionary from Nashville, TN named Kenny York. He began by donating bread and other food to a homeless camp alongside his wife, Vicki. After hearing concerns from community leaders, the Yorks made their way to settle in Clarksville, TN. Fifteen months after, Manna Cafe was chartered as a non-profit in 2009.
Only three days after the York’s arrival to their new home, a devastating flood hit our community, leaving many families in desperate need. This tragic event brought detriment to our community, but with that also came unity and strength, thanks to organizations like Manna Cafe who rushed to aid with disaster relief through food distribution. Having grown astronomically, Manna Cafe is now able to distribute 1.8 million pounds of food in one year to local Clarksvillian families.
Where to find Manna Cafe?
One of Manna Cafe’s most valuable assets to their mission is their Mobile Cafe. Their Mobile Cafe is their version of an on the go soup kitchen, allowing them to go directly to those in need. You can find them on:
- Tuesdays from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm @ Liberty Church and Christ the Healer Church
- Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm @ Liberty Church and Christ the Healer Church
- Saturdays from 8:30 am – 10:00 am @ Liberty Church and Christ the Healer Church
In addition to providing hot meals, Manna Cafe has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to supply food boxes for families in our community through their Food Distribution program. You can find them on:
- Mondays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ 605 Providence Blvd.
- Wednesdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ 605 Providence Blvd.
- Fridays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ 605 Providence Blvd.
One unique event that is made possible through a partnership with Second Harvest Bank is their Mobile Pantry. This is when they bring a truckload of food to approximately 300 clients in locations that are usually not serviced. The next time you can catch will be:
- March 7th, 10:00am @ Living Hope Baptist Church (225 Little Hope Church Rd.)
How can you help?
Manna Cafe has a limited number of full-time staff members, however, their mission is fulfilled on a weekly basis through the help of their volunteers and donors. If you want to support this organization that you can do so by the following:
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