The MANNA Food Pantry is one of ECHO His Love's programs. Recently, we became fortunate enough to expand our food pantry and re-locate to a much larger facility, which we are very proud of. We are open three days a week and serve residents of Benzie and Manistee counties, Michigan. Now that we have increased refrigeration and freezer capacity, we are looking forward to having more healthy, fresh food selections to offer to our approximate 40-50 families each month. We are also now able to be a "client-choice" model pantry, allowing individuals to select the specific foods that they need for their unique situation. Now that we are in our new location (larger space) we hope to serve as a "hub" for other, smaller, outlying pantries in the area. We will be able to accept large quantities of food and then re-package into more manageable size containers to distribute to families and other pantries that do not have adequate storage.
This listing was last updated Oct 4, 2022
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The MANNA pantry is located inside our ECHO Resale store which is open Monday- Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm. Non-perishable donations may be dropped off anytime during the store's open hours. Fresh and frozen food donations should be delivered by appointment, made directly with the Pantry Coordinator.
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