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Hunger to Hope - A New Home for Manna

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August 04, 2017

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THE STORY:

MANNA CONEJO VALLEY FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTER INC wrote -

A New Home for Manna 

After a thoughtful strategic planning process to consider how best to meet the growing demand for Manna’s services, the Board of Directors announced its exciting decision to move Manna’s operations to a larger facility. Manna is purchasing the Church property at 95 Oakview Drive, just off Thousand Oaks Boulevard, about one mile from Manna’s current home. It is a 3,056 square-foot building on a 13,000 square-foot lot that, after remodel, will allow Manna to create: 

• A comfortable and inviting client intake and waiting area. 

• On-site storage and inventory management for highly variable food stock and selections. 

• Pantry shelving that allows for efficient client flow. 

• Covered, secure food delivery area. 

• Commercial cold storage. 

• Staff office space. 

• Classroom/conference space for volunteer trainings, client cooking classes and safe and board meetings. 

Manna’s new home will significantly broaden and strengthen the food insecurity safety net for the vulnerable in our community. With a facility that is four times larger than our current space and offers vastly improved access, we will be able to: 

• Double the frequency of food distribution to pantry clients from once to twice per month. 

• Extend pantry distribution days and hours to accommodate clients who work. 

• Serve more clients in the pantry at any given time. 

• Reduce stress and support the dignity of our clients with shorter waiting times and an environment that is sensitive to their emotional as well as basic needs. 

• Reach out to those who are unable to access the food pantry through mobile food distribution. 

• Attract more volunteers and partners like the National Charity League and the Girl Scouts to support our vital work.

$800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Evelyn Schultz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Laura Berg

    $250

  • Doug & Sally Varga

    $100

  • Rhonda & John

    $50

  • Connie Reed

    $100

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16% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $10,438 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Aaron Podell

Amount Raised

$6,208

 

62% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Charity Karaoke

Amount Raised

$1,505

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Manna Poker Tournament

Amount Raised

$1,350

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Veronica Ellias

Amount Raised

$800

 

16% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Jean Staley

Amount Raised

$150

 

6% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Jennifer Schwabauer

Amount Raised

$100

 

4% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Robert Engler

Amount Raised

$100

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Katy Porter

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Connie Reed

Connie Reed

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Rhonda & John

Rhonda & John

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Doug & Sally Varga

Doug & Sally Varga

DONATION: $100

We appreciate the work done to feed our local population in need. 2 years ago

Laura Berg

Laura Berg

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Evelyn Schultz

Evelyn Schultz

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago