Kenny has “gone homeless” again for two weeks in an effort to bring change to this city. “Clarksville’s resources for sheltering the homeless during the winter months has decreased until there are very few beds available,” he says. Awareness of the homelessness issue increased during Kenny’s two previous periods of voluntary homelessness, but little progress has been made toward a year-round shelter, even as COVID-19 makes the need more urgent. “Our community has allowed homeless shelters to be zoned out of existence,” Kenny explains. “There’s no place in Clarksville for most of the 400-plus homeless people to lay their heads without possibly going to jail. How is that right? When Jesus was born, there was no room in the inn, so He was born in a stable. In our community, we’ve outlawed even the stable.”
To follow Kenny’s efforts, read his blog at ProveItClarksville.com.
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We believe that it is God’s will that “the poor will eat and be [abundantly] satisfied” (Ps. 22:26).
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The most unique feature of Manna Café is our soup kitchen on wheels, which allows us to go where the need is instead of requiring our clients to come to us.
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Refuge, 503 D St (At the Manna Village)
Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Christ the Healer Church, 1295 Paradise Hill Rd
Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Liberty Church and Christ the Healer Church
Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, after an opening prayer, food boxes are dispensed by the Food Distribution program, made possible through our partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
605 Providence Blvd, Clarksville, TN 37042
A Mobile Pantry is a one-day event (in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank) during which a trailer truckload of food is distributed to approximately 300 clients. The Pantry is unique from our other food programs in that it occurs at satellite locations in parts of the city not otherwise serviced, making food available to unique populations, including those without transportation.
Upcoming Mobile Pantry Dates:
January 2nd @ 10am
Manna Cafe’s mission is only made possible by the tireless work of hundreds of volunteers. We are incredibly grateful for the volunteers already involved, and are always looking for more people to join the team. Whether you are interesting in cooking for one of the meals, driving a truck or just helping serve food, there is a place to help.
Manna Café Blog
Prove It Clarksville
Night 1, Part Two The first night did not disappoint when it came to being cold. The temperature in the tent kept dropping and dropping as I put on more and more layers of clothing—only to feel warmer for a few minutes and then cold again. By the time I finished...
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