We are a Christian charity, with the aim of sharing God's love with people through food.
Free lunches, coffee mornings and frozen meals are our main activities in the Brentwood area of Essex. We support local churches and organisations in their community work, as well as providing face-to-face events for all to attend.
Our volunteering team includes cooks, cake bakers, delivery drivers and table hosts. The charity is reliant on the dedication, efforts and enthusiasm of all its volunteers who give up a great deal of their time to serve others.
Our volunteers are from a variety of backgrounds and occupations, and we enjoy good relationships with local churches and other community organisations. Many of our volunteers have their own personal stories of how their faith has made a difference in their lives, and the community involvement that Manna Meals offers enhances not only their own wellbeing but also those they come into contact with.
Manna Meals is primarily funded by monetary donations from individuals. Without this vital support, we would not be able to function - every donation makes a big difference.
We also receive various grants from the local council, this enables us to enhance our provision to the community.
We are able to claim Gift Aid on eligible donations, making every penny given go a little further!