Manna Café Kentucky – The Vision
Manna Café distributes two million pounds of groceries per year to low-income clients. In recent years, we have seen a steady increase in clients from Kentucky; in 2018, a full 8 percent of clients, equaling hundreds of people, were residents of Hopkinsville, Oak Grove, and surrounding areas. As a result, and after much prayer and research, we are creating Manna Café Kentucky using space (kitchen and storage areas) at Restoration House of Hopkinsville (101 McLean Avenue). The plan is to address hunger in Kentucky through two avenues: a hot meal café and a food pantry.
Phone Number: (931) 933-0970
Mailing Address: 4044 Fort Campbell Blvd. #204, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Manna Café serves more than 23,000 plates of hot food per year in Clarksville through its Mobile Café program, which takes place five times per week at various satellite locations. The Kentucky version of this program, to be called simply The Café, will take place once per week at a central, indoor location. Hot meals, focusing on nutrition and abundance, will be served to low-income residents. In the future, one meal will possibly become two, with the second being mobile (perhaps in Oak Grove).
The Pantry will be open one day per week. Families and individuals will be able to collect one box of groceries each month.
Where Do We Start?
Currently, we are searching for financial support to fund the vision as well as food resources (such as Feeding America, Operation Blessing, and/or Feed the Children). We will also develop a Kentucky food rescue program (i.e., a plan to garner viable, surplus food from restaurants, grocery stores, and farmers’ markets that would otherwise be wasted). When the essentials (health inspections, food resources, etc.) are in place, The Café will launch. Once The Café and additional food resources are established, we will open The Pantry. In the interim, Manna Café is committed to continuing distributing food to clients who travel to Clarksville from Kentucky. Since funding accrued in Tennessee is largely earmarked to support Tennesseans, funds raised in Kentucky will be used to continue to feed Kentuckians as well as to launch Manna Café Kentucky.
How Can You Help?
A wise man once said, “People will invest not in what you’re going to do, but what you’re already doing.” Manna Café already provides food and other resources to more than 2,000 people per year in Kentucky, including new and recurring clients. With the launch of Manna Café Kentucky, we’ll be able to do more, with more effectiveness, by bringing much-needed resources to your region. Your investment in the mission will make all the difference in the health, quality of life, and future of your community.
Help Support Manna Café
Your support matters! It’s the generosity of people like you that enables Manna Cafe to tackle the problem of hunger in our community! Visit our donation page to learn how you can be a part of impacting your community.
Manna Café Ministries
One of the best ways to keep up with what’s happening at Manna Cafe is through Facebook. Join our main page (Manna Cafe Ministries) for general updates and info or our volunteer group page (Manna Cafe Volunteer Outreach) for updates as to where we need help in carrying out our mission each day.
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1960-J Madison St. #312
Clarksville, TN 37043