Press Releases

Manna’s Empty Bowls Luncheon cancelled, September golf outing held as outdoor-only event in face of COVID-19

August 5, 2020

With the threat of COVID-19 continuing, Manna Food Project announces significant changes to its two annual events: cancelling the late-November Empty Bowls Luncheon and holding the September “Golf Fore Manna” charity outing as an outdoor-only event.

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“Golf Fore Manna” charity outing to be held Sept. 10 as an outdoor-only event

June 30, 2020

While many large events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, Manna Food Project has decided to push forward with its annual September golf outing. The entire event will take place outdoors, with several other changes made to abide by health department recommendations and current Michigan restrictions.

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As food needs continue to rise, KorthaseFlinn sponsors Manna mobile pantry at Odawa Casino

April 28, 2020

Even with government stimulus checks, many Northern Michigan families continue to face economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. According to Char-Em United Way, food assistance is the most common request of call centers and hotlines in our area. To meet the need, Manna Food Project announced that a second mobile food pantry has been funded, this time for the Petoskey area.

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Groundwork Launches Local Food Relief Fund

April 9, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities is today announcing the launch of a fundraising campaign to raise $30,000 for its newly created Local Food Relief Fund. The fund will assist emergency food providers in eight counties purchase produce from farmers in Northwest Lower Michigan.

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Harbor Springs residents team up with Manna to support hospitality, service workers

April 9, 2020
HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

Hospitality, restaurant, and other service workers that help make Northern Michigan a wonderful place to live and play are some of the folks hardest hit in the COVID-19 crisis. Knowing that many of these workers often live paycheck-to-paycheck even before the crisis, a group of caring Harbor Springs residents approached Manna Food Project (Manna) to explore ways to help. Together, they found a solution: organizing a drive-thru, mobile food pantry.

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Manna Food Project suspends food donations and rescue, encourages financial support instead

March 30, 2020
HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

Like many other organizations during the COVID-19 health crisis, Manna Food Project (Manna) has been examining how to conduct safe operations and reduce further spread of the virus. To this end, Manna has decided to suspend all food donations from the public, including from over 20 businesses participating in its Food Rescue program.

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Manna Food Project continues distributing food to those in need, increases reliance on local food sources

March 24, 2020
HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

Until the COVID-19 situation passes, Manna Food Project will continue its drive-thru food pantry service, while serving the growing needs of its 50-plus partner pantries, community meal sites, and human service agencies in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet Counties.

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Manna Food Project responds to COVID-19, opting for a drive-thru pantry and other safety measures

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

Northern Michigan has seen an increased need for emergency food assistance, and Manna Food Project stands ready to answer the call. Manna is also committed to do its part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, so the following preparedness practices have been put into place to help protect the well-being of our staff, volunteers, and people facing hunger during this public health threat.

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Manna Food Project chosen by Petoskey D&W Fresh Market during SpartanNash Foundation’s companywide fundraising effort to provide hunger relief

100 percent of dollars raised Oct. 23-Nov. 3 will go to Manna Food Project.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN

Manna Food Project is proud to partner with the SpartanNash Foundation during its retail scan campaign to provide hunger relief in the local community. Between Oct. 23 and Nov. 3, store guests who visit the Petoskey D&W Fresh Market will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of dollars raised going directly to Manna Food Project.

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Bay View Association Receives National Recognition for CROP Hunger Walk Helping to End Hunger and Poverty Around the World Petoskey

April 26, 2019
PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN

Bay View Association is delighted to announce that the Church World Service Organization of the Crop Hunger Walk has awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to the 2018 Little Traverse (Petoskey/Bay View) fundraising team. The Bay View “team” is ranked in the top 100 fundraising teams nationally (40th in the Country) for 2018. The hard working Bay View participants raised $8,999.00 to help end hunger and poverty around the world. Last spring The Little Traverse Crop Walk raised a total of $25,469, ranking 66th in the nation out of 800 walks and 10th in Michigan.

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Manna Food Project to open Thursday pantry for working families

December 10, 2018
HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

Manna Food Project (Manna) has announced plans to open a food pantry the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 3 to 6 p.m., beginning January 10, 2019. The pantry will serve individuals who find it difficult to attend Manna's Tuesday morning pantry because of work commitments.

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