Welcome

We are a Bracebridge-based food bank serving the residents of Muskoka. This site was created to to help you — whether you are a client, donor, volunteer, or member of the media and the wider community — stay informed and up-to-date on what’s happening here at Manna. Be sure to check out our Latest News, below and on the right. You can also find the Manna Food Bank on Facebook.

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NEWS

Tribute to Volunteers — a poem

Being a Volunteer - a poem. Begins, "It's not for money, it's not for fame, it's not for any personal gain..."February 5, 2016 — To the individual who dropped off this lovely tribute to volunteers at Manna: Hear, hear! More…

Bracebridge Courthouse Fun Committee Food & Fundraiser

Bracebridge Courthouse Fun CommitteeDecember 31, 2015 — Many thanks to the Bracebridge Courthouse “Fun Committee” and staff for their food and fundraiser for Manna. You did not know that the Court House has a Fun Committee? Yes they do! They are a great group of women who have fun and do good work at the same time. Here they are, presenting more than $500 in food and $100 in cash to Manna.  More…

MNRF Employees "Fill the Boat" at YIGS in BracebridgeMNRF Fills the Boat for Manna

December 30, 2015 — Volunteers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry braved a snowy Saturday to Fill the Boat for Manna. And did they ever! More…

President’s Year-end Message – Manna AGM

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 10.37.49 AMHow do you define success at a food bank? Manna president Wendee Cameron rounded out a successful year at Manna at the AGM on Monday December 15 at 9:30 am at the Bracebridge United Church. Unfortunately, Manna is still greatly needed. Fortunately, the community continues to strongly support Manna and its clients. More…

Turkeys and Hams

IMG_8242November 19, 2015 — It’s going to be a delicious holiday season. Turkeys and hams will be available again this year.  Sign up for those wanting a turkey or a ham will commence on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the food bank. Your turkey or ham will be available for pick up on December 11, 15, 18 and 22.

Fall Food Drive surpasses our goal!

October 8, 2015 — Thank you everyone and congratulations for what may have been our most successful Food Drive ever. Over 13,000 pounds of food and $3,000 in monetary contributions were collected. More…

Muskoka Oldtimers’ Fall Food Drive — a HUGE Thank You!

October 7, 2015 — Many many thanks to everyone who participated in the Muskoka Oldtimers Fall Food Drive that took place yesterday evening. The Oldtimers themselves, first and foremost, you are vital to Manna’s biggest food-raising event of the year. Kudos to Rob Fraser, who is doing a sterling job, and all of you. Thank you also to the many volunteers who came out, going door to door, and at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds, and to all of you who donated to Manna. We’ll send along results as soon as we have them. In the meantime, click here for a thank-you note from Rob Fraser and a few pictures from the evening. And if we missed you, we do apologize. Give us a call or drop your donation at YIGs or Metro. Thank you!!

Fifth Annual Peter Hill Memorial Food Drive

August 24, 2015 – The Fifth Annual Peter Hill Memorial Food Drive will be taking place on August 27, 2015 at the Windemere Docks. Last year the community donated 300 pounds of food, as well as several generous cash donations. If you are able to, please support this worthy endeavour!

 


To our Clients and Volunteers

The Manna Food Bank is open most Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. Our closing dates for 2016 are Friday March 25 (Easter) and Friday July 1.