Our vision responds to the needs of our neighbors; we work towards a community where everyone has food, clothing, housing, and an opportunity to support themselves. Our mission is to provide outreach to the hurting, lost, and needy throughout Eastern and Central Maine. Manna Ministries is neighbor helping neighbor.
Manna Ministries was initially founded to provide services to the homeless in Bangor. However, as we grew, we realized that our guests were not predominantly homeless; the Greater Bangor Shelter serves the homeless of Central Maine. Manna Ministries works together with other community resources providing services.
Manna Ministries provides a safety net in the community that prevents the working poor and people on a fixed income from becoming homeless. Most of our guests are one crisis, one paycheck, or one doctor's bill from losing their lights, homes, or apartments. They come to Manna Ministries for food and clothing. Many people in our community have to make daily choices between food and clothing, medical help, or rent. Manna Ministries helps to provide a better quality of life for the hidden homeless, as well as save the State funds by keeping people from having to use welfare programs.
Our backbone is the army of volunteers who come every day to cook, clean, serve the meals, and hand out groceries.
At Manna, when we say "we", it not only means Manna, it means you as well. "We" would not be possible without you. You are the community that supports us and makes our services possible. When someone comes to us for help, they're coming to you.
The funding for our Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, and Food Drives comes from you as individuals, civic groups, churches, and schools.Manna Inc. Non-Discrimination Statement
Manna Ministries' Executive Board is composed of community members who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of Manna. The Board meets on a regular basis to provide guidance to the management team and to assist in furthering Manna's work in the community.