NCIP web 1Strengthen Your Pantry

MANNA’s ability to get millions of pounds of food to people in our 16-county service area depends on the health and strength of our network of local partner non-profit agencies. Our partners are staffed mostly by dedicated local volunteers who care enough about the communities to work to end hunger, despite having busy lives and other responsibilities. In recent years, the increased need has put a lot of additional stress on our partner agencies. Without healthy, active local organizations, the food distribution chain breaks down.

In order to address our ever increasing demand for food, WNC needs a vibrant food support network of highly functional local partners. MANNA staff realizes that partners may need support to establish the strongest, healthiest food outlet possible in terms of their capabilities to move food, maintain a volunteer base, and support themselves with financial and other resources. From partners across the nation, we know that connecting with one another, and being able to develop a community-based approach to end hunger can be a successful model. We want to support to our partners, throughout the MANNA network in the form of volunteers, training, organizational strengthening projects, and providing opportunities for them to connect with each other and with local resources.

If you are a partner agency interested in finding out more about organizational strengthening resources, please contact your Agency Relations Manager shown on the map below.