Summer, there it was, gone!

Summer, there it was, gone!

Hope yours was terrific. We are keeping busy as usual at the Manna Food Bank, doing lots of planning for the year to come. Read all about it!

A big thank you for the many fundraisers and donation events held across the community. We could not do what we do without your generous support.

Peter Hill Memorial Food Drive
Peter Hill Memorial Food Drive. Click image for a look at photos from the summer of 2013.

Our thank you list is long and includes the organizers of and donors to the Peter Hill Memorial Food Drive, on August 28th on Windermere dock, who together raised $612.80 and collected 364 lbs. of food.

We also wish to thank Kraft Foods, which by way of a “click for donations” food drive organized by Ontario Association of Food Banks made a significant contribution to Manna earlier in the year.

A big thank you and congratulations to students at Monsignor Michael O’Leary Catholic School in Bracebridge who won a poster design contest and donated their winnings — a considerable sum of $500 — to Manna. If you can send a copy of the poster to, we’ll put it on this website.

Thank you also to Loblaws Extra Helping National Food Drive, held at Gagnon’s Your Independent Grocer in Bracebridge and the many families, such as Sharon and George Aiken, who held fundraisers for Manna this summer. You are making a difference in your community!

NEWS: Manna is looking for a new home!

We are grateful for the ongoing support for many years from the Bracebridge Lions for providing space for Manna. But our current space is not wheelchair-accessible, and changing accessibility regulations mean we have to move.

If you have, or know someone who has, 2,500 square feet of space for rent in Bracebridge that could be a new home to the Manna Food Bank, let’s talk! or leave a message at (705) 646-0114.

Mark your calendars

Thursday September 19, 6:30 to 8:30
-raising food for Manna
-more details to come