Look for a pre-addressed envelope in the mail this week. Manna Foodbank will be launching its annual Spring Envelope Campaign which is said to encourage Muskokans to donate to the establishment. Manna Director Jackie Somerville says continued support is needed in Muskoka, and Manna is asking residents to use the envelope to send a cheque in support of the food bank. 

The volunteer-run food bank serves approximately 3,500 people in Bracebridge and surrounding area. Administrators also say that Manna is primarily supported through cash donations from the communities and said about two-thirds of the food Manna distributes is purchased and that the majority of their budget is used to buy food.

In the early 2000s it was reported that Manna began adding healthier and fresh food options such as brown rice, whole grain pasta, eggs and block cheese. Meat and vegetables are distributed on occasion according to organizers, with several local businesses donating ham and turkey during Christmas holiday season. It’s being said that the board is currently looking into the possibility of offering more protein choices in 2018.

Manna Director Jackie Somerville concluded the release saying, “Our motto is; Hunger is not Seasonal”.

Manna is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You can learn more at www.mannafoodbank.ca.