Covenant with the Poor
The Manna Society (objects and purpose)
To relieve poor persons who are homeless and / or unemployed by the provision of food, shelter and other forms of Christian care with the object of promoting the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of such persons and of improving their conditions of life.
Our vision is the creation of a just society that respects the dignity of every individual; it is a place of unconditional acceptance; our task as we see it is not to judge but to love.
The parishioners respond to this compassionate and practical effort by donating food, toiletries and clothing once a year as well as unwanted household items throughout the year.
Everyday (7 days a week) approximately 150-200 people use the services. 150-200 free lunches.
Over 100 use the toilet facilities. Over 40 have a shower.
Thirty-five use the clothing store twice a week; 70% of the service users are homeless.