GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.
Manna is on track serve over 43,500 meals this year, which we are able to accomplish because of our donor’s support during our fundraising campaigns like #GivingTuesday. We are dedicated to continuing our battle against local food insecurity, one lovingly crafted meal at a time. Can we count on your support this Giving Tuesday?
Ways to Donate
FOR YOUR SAFETY, this year’s
meal will be available
for pick-up or delivery. Delivery will be between 10am and noon, pick-up will be between noon and 2pm. Our delivery area has been expanded this year and now includes – Northampton, Easthampton, Westhampton, Southampton, Williamsburg, Hadley, Hatfield, and Whately.
Interested in helping us help others?
Sign-up to volunteer in the preparation & delivery of meals.
Your Christmas holiday plans probably look a little different this year, ours at Manna do too. In normal times, our holiday meals consist of a communal celebration which includes a sit down meal with table service, but due to the pandemic and our overwhelming priority to keep our guests, volunteers, and staff safe, we have decided to change the meal format to contactless pick-up and delivery.
If you are in town and would feel comfortable signing up for one of our Christmas volunteer shifts, we would love to have you. We have prep shifts during the week leading up to Christmas and final prep, packaging, and delivery shifts the day of. This year we served upwards of 800 Thanksgiving meals, with that in mind, we are expecting a big day.
We are requiring all of our volunteers to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and sign-up for a designated shift in an effort to avoid any overcrowding. As we have been successfully working with such protocols since the beginning of this pandemic, and we are confident that we can work together to make this holiday meal happen in a safe way.
We’d really appreciate any sharing of our Christmas plans, as we hope to reach as many people as we can who may be in need of nourishment and a little sense of community during this holiday season.