Manna Food Project Events

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The Manna Gala

Featuring entertainment by the Owen James Trio, this fun evening will begin with cocktail hour overlooking Lake Michigan followed by a live auction and a delicious dinner from the culinary team at Bay Harbor Yacht Club. This is an opportunity to become well acquainted with the Manna Board of Directors and staff, as well as raise funds to support the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which keeps food insecure children in pre-k and elementary schools fed and fueled for success.

June 20, 2024 at 5:30pm
Bay Harbor Yacht Club
4300 Vista Drive
Bay Harbor, MI 49770

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Thank you to our Banner Sponsors:

20th Annual Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk

July 29, 2024 at 9am
Bay View Grounds, Evelyn Hall
1715 Encampment Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770 USA

Donations support hunger relief, including Church World Service & The Manna Food Project

Please join in us in the fight against hunger. The steps we take and funds we raise will make a difference in the lives of others.

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Paddle Board Raffle

Drawing Date: July 1, 2024 at 8:00am
Tickets: $50 each

Purchase online here.

10′ 4″ Paddle Board
6′ 4″ Paddle
Red Cedar body
27 lbs
Floats 250 lbs
Eco-friendly design crafted by Little Bay Boards

Drawing Location: Manna Food Project
You don’t have to be present to win. Pickup or local delivery can be arranged, otherwise winner assumes all shipping costs.
If 45 tickets do not sell, raffle converts to a 50/50 drawing.

License # R73908

Paint & Sip – Pottery

Join Cottage Pottery and the Manna Food Project to glaze stoneware bowls. Your first glazed bowl will be donated to Manna’s Empty Bowls Fundraiser in November and will help Manna “Nourish the North”.

By helping us make bowls for our Empty Bowls fundraiser, you are making an impact in our communities and helping to create food security for our neighbors in need.

Class 2
July 18, 2024 – 6:00pm-8:00pm
Lavender Hill Farm – 7354 Horton Bay Rd N, Boyne City, MI
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Class 3
September 18, 2024 – 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Happy Troll Deli & Pub – 111 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI
Tickets coming soon!

Golf Fore Manna

Join us at our annual charitable golf outing to help raise money for our food bank and the vital programs provided to our neighbors facing food insecurity.

The Country Club of Boyne
Moor Course
September 5, 2024
Scramble format with shotgun start at 11am
Registration includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, prizes, appetizers, a specialty cocktail, silent and live auctions, and a plated dinner.


Empty Bowls

Thank you to our wonderful 2023 sponsors for making our 30th annual Empty Bowls a great success.

Stafford’s Perry Hotel

Sturgeon River Pottery


Cottage Pottery

Crooked Tree Arts Pottery Club

Northern Color Studio

Mary Dye Potter

Coveyou Pottery

Johan’s Pastry Shop, Crooked Tree Breadworks, and Harbor Light Christian School.