Precautions being taken at Manna House

March 16, 2020

Manna House’s commitment to our community is priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty all may be experiencing surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have a responsibility to keep our community, staff and volunteers safe as the situation evolves. At this time Manna House will remain open to serve our community during the normal hours 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

We are taking extra precautions for the safety of the community, staff and volunteers which also includes following CDC guidance.

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, Manna House began serving “to go” lunches outside and will continue for the next several weeks. We ask all to be mindful of the social distancing as they are waiting in line. Sheriff Deputies are on-site to help manage the lines.

We are operating with minimal volunteers at this time. We value the health of our community and are asking our volunteers to help us stop the possible spread of contagious viruses.

As a precaution, please DO NOT:
• Enter the building if you aren’t feeling well, especially if you have a fever or cough.
• Enter the building if you or someone close to you have been to countries on the CDC watch list:

• Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.
• Cover your nose and mouth if you sneeze or cough (and then wash your hands).
• Wave rather than hugging or shaking hands.
• Follow updated best practices by going to

We are asking for financial donations at this time to help with operating expenses as we have shifted to the “to-go” model to feed those in our community who are in need. We also, anticipate an increase in children over the next several weeks. Financial contributions can be made at our website:
• or by mail: P.O. Box 6011 Alexandria, La. 71307

As the situation continues to evolve we will communicate adjustments to the operation with you on a regular basis. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

We at Manna House are very grateful for all of our volunteer’s and supporters in our mission to banish hunger in Central Louisiana.

Jessica Viator
Executive Director
Office: (318)445-9053