Donate

Donate

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

Financial

Manna is a registered charity and financial donations are tax-deductable. Electronic receipts are available for donations by cheque if an e-mail address is provided.

Option 1: CanadaHelps

The Manna Food Bank gratefully accepts donations online. You can send an e-transfer, or donate through CanadaHelps, a secure website for making online donations to Canadian charities.
To e-transfer – using Interac e-transfer:
This is a simple, convenient and secure way to send and receive money from one bank to another. No personal banking information is shared.

Using your on-line banking Interac e-transfer service, set up Manna Food Bank of Bracebridge as a recipient by adding this gmail address: treasurermanna
(You must include @gmail.com after treasurermanna). When you have selected an amount to donate by e-transfer add your name and e-mail address in the comments section and a receipt for income tax purposes will be forwarded to you.

Canada Helps Manna Donation Page
Here’s a look at the Canada Helps Manna donation page, with Frequency, Amount and Payment Information highlighted. 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,  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.

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).

More ways 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 – that (in non – COVID times) occurs on the first Tuesday of October.

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:

  • Salvation Army, located at 456 Manitoba Street or call 705-645-2602, ext. 1.
  • The Nest Family Resource Centre,  located at 10 Armstrong Street, gratefully accepts gently-used clothing for children from birth to 12-years old, as well as toys, books, and infant and baby gear.
  • The Habitat for Humanity’s Bracebridge ReStore at 505 Muskoka Road 118 W
    Unit A3 Bracebridge, ON P1L 1T4
    gratefully accepts furniture and other home-related items. You can email the store: bbrestore@habitatgatewaynorth.com or phone 705-646-0106

Manna Dropbox at Food BasicsDue to the social distancing required to “flatten the curve” of the Coronavirus, we have temporarily removed the dropboxes for non-expired, non-perishable items previously located around town. Also due to the danger of spreading the virus, we regret that we’re unable to receive food donations at the food bank at this time. We are also at this time unable to distribute perishable food items. We sincerely regret the inconvenience and look forward to when things return to normal.

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