“Once you start serving at Manna House, you normally don’t stop,” says one Manna House volunteer.

Manna House, our local food kitchen, is open 365 days per year, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Begun 25 years ago by Father Gerard Foley and a group of volunteers, Manna House officially opened its doors on May 1, 1990 at 2655 Lee Street. Nineteen people showed up that day to eat a free, hot meal. Today, the food kitchen serves 200-250 people per day, totaling around 6,500 individuals per month.

All of these years later, Manna House still survives on the generosity of volunteers, and is dedicated to banishing hunger in Central Louisiana. As Manna House begins making plans to once again feed those in our community who might otherwise go hungry on Thanksgiving Day, the ministry is asking for financial assistance to make this service possible.

Manna House’s annual Thanksgiving meal for people in need in the Cenla community is a way of not only feeding those who are hungry, but also of showing kindness and support to those who feel the pain of poverty and misfortune.

Any donation, no matter how large or small, will make a difference. To make a tax deductible donation by credit card, visit www.givetomannahouse.com or call 318-445-9053. Checks can also be mailed to P.O. Box 6011, Alexandria, LA 71307.

Donations are greatly appreciated, and will make a difference in the lives of so many people, right here in Central Louisiana.