Spring Envelope Campaign

Spring Envelope Campaign

Donation envelope enclosed in March 29th edition of Bracebridge newspaper

MEDIA RELEASE
Bracebridge, March 2018
– In addition to being a harbinger of warmer weather, Easter weekend also marks the kick-off of the Manna Food Bank’s annual Spring Envelope Campaign.

Manna Donation Envelope 2018
Look for the pre-addressed envelope pictured here among the flyers in the March 29th edition of the Bracebridge Examiner.

Manna is asking supporters to use the envelope to send a cheque to the food bank. “As Manna launches its 2018 Spring Envelope Campaign, the community’s continued support is much needed,” said Manna Director Jackie Somerville. “Our motto is; Hunger is not Seasonal.”

The Manna Food Bank is a registered charity and tax-deductible receipts can be provided for every contribution.

If you wish to send a cheque but did not receive an envelope, Manna’s postal address is Box 462, Bracebridge ON P1L 1T8. Supporters can also donate online at any time using PayPal or CanadaHelps, and CanadaHelps now offers an option to sign up for automatic monthly donations. Visit www.mannafoodbank.ca to get started.

Somerville expressed thanks to local volunteers and donors for their continuing generosity.

How Manna Works

A registered charity that is a community initiative to supplement the staples needs of the less fortunate in our communities, Manna is entirely volunteer run and is primarily supported through cash and food donations from our community. While food donations are important and appreciated, about two-thirds of the food Manna distributes is purchased. The majority of Manna’s annual budget is used to buy food.

Who Visits Manna

Manna serves approximately 3,500 people, or 600 families annually. Most live in Bracebridge, but a significant number come from other area communities. About one third of Manna’s clients are children.

Food from Manna

The food offered in the early years consisted of non-perishable staples, mostly dried and canned goods, and bread. In the early 2000s Manna began adding healthier and fresh food options such as brown rice, whole grain pasta, eggs and block cheese.

Meat and vegetables are distributed on occasion, with several local businesses donating ham and turkey during Christmas holiday season. Last year Manna began offering potatoes and carrots on an ongoing basis, a move that has been very popular with clients. The board is currently looking into the possibility of offering wider protein choices in 2018.

Located at 345 Ecclestone Drive, Unit 45, Manna is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-4pm. You can learn more at www.mannafoodbank.ca. We’re also on Facebook.

Manna is always interested in new volunteers. If you are able to put in a few daytime hours per month at the food bank, email info@mannafoodbank.ca or leave a voicemail at (705) 646-0114.

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity.

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For more information contact Manna at info@mannafoodbank.ca or leave a voicemail at 705-646-0114.