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Donate

The Manna Food Bank is a volunteer-run charitable organization funded primarily by our local community. Here is how you can help.

Regular Food Drives & Fundraisers

Oldtimers Fall Food Drive volunteers sort donations at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds
Oldtimers Fall Food Drive

Manna organizers and many Bracebridge businesses, schools and community groups hold regular food drives and fundraisers. They include the Spring Envelope Campaign before Easter, the Muskoka Oldtimers Fall Food Drive on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and many others.

Please keep an eye open for these opportunities to contribute. If you wish to organize a food drive, contact us for assistance.

Personal, Corporate & Community Donations

Young food-raisers from Macaulay Public SchoolWe are extremely grateful to the many individuals, businesses and not-for-profit groups that regularly support Manna. We gratefully accept monetary donations and donations of non-expired, unopened food. We regret that we are unable to accept home-made food items due to health regulations.

If you have a non-food donation, please contact other distribution services such as:

Food

Manna Dropbox at Food BasicsDropboxes for non-expired, non-perishable items are located at Gagnon’s Your Independent Grocer, Food Basics, the Bracebridge Sportsplex, Momma Bear’s Ice Cream on Manitoba Street, and many of the local churches.

Perishable Food Items

We can distribute perishable food items such as in-season fruits, vegetables, or meat under certain circumstances. Please contact us at info@mannafoodbank.ca or leave a voicemail at 705-646-0114 to make arrangements. Thank you!

Non-Perishable Foods We Need

We will gratefully accept and distribute a wide variety of items, but here is what is in high demand on an ongoing basis.

CANNED GOODSDRIED GOODSSTAPLES
FishRiceWhite Sugar
JuiceCrackersFlour
MeatCerealPowdered Milk
MilkMacaroni & CheesePeanut Butter
Pasta SauceBaby Formula
Canned PastaRolled Oats
Canned FruitCanola Oil
Vegetables
Apple Sauce

Please ensure the items are un-opened and have not passed their “Expiry” date. (However, food is safe to consume up to a year past its “Best Before” date – which, [confusingly,] is not the same thing as the expiry date.) Contact the food bank if you require clarification.

Financial

Option 1: PayPal and CanadaHelps

The Manna Food Bank gratefully accepts donations on our website through CanadaHelps, a secure website for making online donations to Canadian charities, and through PayPal.

Canada Helps Manna Donation Page
Here’s a look at the Canada Helps Manna donation page, with Frequency, Amount and Payment Information highlit. Click image to visit this page on their website.

Make it Monthly

Monthly donations are a convenient way to contribute on an ongoing basis, and it helps us stabilize our cashflow and make it more predictable throughout the year. When you donate through CanadaHelps or PayPal, you can contribute one time, or you can set your account to automatically contribute to Manna monthly. You can donate as little as $5/month, and you can cancel at any time.

Manna is a registered charity and financial donations are tax-deductable. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. Click the icons below to get started.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org

Thank you for your generosity!

Option 2: Mail a Cheque

You can also send cheques addressed to Manna Food Bank to Box 462, Bracebridge, ON, P1L 1T8.

Option 3: Drop off a Cheque

You can drop your cheque off at the food bank, located at 345 Ecclestone Drive, Premium Self-Storage, Unit 45 (the old Dura Building), in Bracebridge. Manna is open Tuesdays and Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Option 4: Coin Boxes Around Town

Spare some change? Coinboxes are located at many Bracebridge businesses. Please give generously.

Charitable receipts are available for monetary donations. (Coin boxes excepted).

As always, thank you so much for supporting Manna. We could not do it without you!