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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

It seems Giving is ‘Basic’

The Bracebridge Food Basics held their pre-opening celebration on the evening of April 20th, and Manna received a $1,000.00 donation from the organization- a clear sign that we live within a truly caring business community. Not only that, but we received proof that caring starts at a very young age. Four year old Mairyn MacKenzie won a large gift basket of food items for babies in a draw, and she decided she wanted to donate her prize to Manna. Giving- Food BasicsMairyn is shown with her Dad, Glenn, presenting to our volunteer, Sam. The future is in good hands with companies and youngsters like this already reaching out to help.

SNAP Fitness has taken steps to support both Manna and the WWF.

Matt Gilroy, Paul Kane, Matt Lawrence, Marty Scarlett and Derek Simpson (not pictured Mike Allder).They all successfully completed the CN Tower climb and are looking forward to next year’s event.  In addition to the over 100 kilos of food raised for Manna, the World Wildlife Fund received a donation of just under $2,000.00.  Way to go guys!
SNAP Fitness Contrib. Apr '16

More than MAC and Cheese!

April 13, 2016- During Lent, the 40-50 students in the Social Justice group at Monsignor Michael O’Leary School felt that it was important to make food donations to Manna Food Bank. Their project is titled MAC– not IMG_1062the KD kind, but rather, Make A Change. Under the auspices of teacher Michelle Scarlett, the students managed to accumulate over 600 food items since just before Easter, and we thank them all for their efforts, commitment, and dedication to community.

Manna launches its Easter Envelope Campaign

Check your Bracebridge Examiner on March 24 for an envelope from Manna. Read more…

Manna is moving! (But not very far)

March 14, 2016  — As of Tuesday March 29, the Manna Food Bank will be relocating, though only slightly.

The new location is in the same building —345 Ecclestone Drive in Bracebridge. We’ll be on the same side of the same building, but just down the way in Unit #46. Follow the signs. Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested in knowing. Thank you!


He shoots, We all score!

Manna Hockey Donation 2016 03March 9, 2016 — Everybody got into the play when hockey player Parker McAdams decided that he wanted to help out in the community. Enlisting the support of his hockey team, his class, and his Mom’s office staff, Parker collected this ‘net filling’ take which he brought to the Food Bank. Many thanks, Parker, you’re an All Star in our books! More...

Local Breweries Make Hullabaloo for Manna!

MannaMuskokaBreweryMarch 4, 2016 — Muskoka Brewery, Boshkung Brewing, Sawdust City and Haliburton Highlands partnered to host Hullabaloo, a wonderful distraction from winter featuring fine local beers and delicious foods. Donations were directed to Manna Food Bank on each pint sale. Here is Danielle Porter from Muskoka Brewery presenting Manna volunteer Sam with the proceeds. This was a very successful event and Manna is delighted the breweries thought of Manna. Your support is much appreciated. More…

That’s a lotta Pasta!

Shannon Boolsen-Vorster and Sam Robinson at BMLSS with a mini-mountain of donations for the 2016 Pasta Challenge.March 1, 2016 — The students at BMLSS outdid themselves at this year’s Pasta Challenge. Here is organizer Shannon Boolsen-Vorster and Manna’s Sam Robinson with a mini-mountain of donations. Thanks also to the students’ rivals at Huntsville High, who also got in the game for good. Great work, everyone! 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…


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 (Good Friday) and Friday July 1 (Canada Day).