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Manna Soup Kitchen

At Manna, we do more than just feed those in need. We offer skills training programs that help people obtain greater self-sufficiency. Together, we can make a difference.

Manna Soup Kitchen
1100 Avenida del Sol
Durango, CO 81301
Today's Hours: Serving meals 7 days a week.
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About Us

We’re More Than a Community Kitchen    

Manna has been serving quality balanced meals in a safe and respectful environment since 1985. While our community kitchen continues to be the core of our organization, the overall goal of Manna is to help our clients gain greater self-sufficiency. By equipping individuals with the skills and resources they need to move forward, we are addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger, crime, hardship and homelessness.

Manna’s Culinary Arts Program

Our Culinary Arts Program teaches people new skills and helps them obtain gainful employment in the food industry. We graduate two classes each year with an approximate 80 percent job placement rate. The Culinary Arts Program is open to the community and is the only one of its kind in the region.

Cookies for a Cause

When you hire Manna to bake cookies for your business or event, you’re helping our culinary students master their talents while also supporting our social enterprise program, which financially contributes to feeding those in need. Call (970)385-5095 ext. 4 for more information.

Manna’s Community Garden

In cooperation with the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, Manna’s on-site garden allows the organization to rely less on donations and more on its own food source. It also makes available to the food insecure community opportunities for independent cooking through Manna’s free produce stand.

How to Get Involved

We welcome the opportunity for new volunteers to help out cooking, serving and cleaning up. We also need help picking up donations from local establishments. Please email Jason at volunteers@mannasoupkitchen.com for more information. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please carefully consider our safe food handling practices page before coming to Manna to help out.

Thank you for your interest!

How to Donate

Manna continues to maintain strong community-wide support and is recognized for its longevity of services and fiscal astuteness. We receive no government funding so it’s community backing that allows us to operate. When you make a monetary donation, it helps leverage purchases of large quantities of food at deeply discounted prices. Donate now to feed someone in need because no one should go hungry.

Buy One, Give One Campaign

We are especially proud to be the non-profit of choice of Aligntec.

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Volunteers in The Kitchen