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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.
We will start delivering at 10am, deliveries may run through noon if our guest count is anything like last year. If you are picking up your meal at the front door, that will be available to you noon through 2pm.
Manna Community Kitchen delivers meals to Northampton, Westhampton, Southampton, Easthampton, Whately, Hatfield, Hadley and Williamsburg.
Tapestry Harm Reduction is returning to our meals! Starting on March 16th, Tapestry staff will be onsite and available for private consultations. Currently they have committed to be with us the 3rd Monday of every month.
The struggle is real; harm reduction has never been more important. We need to have the hard and uncomfortable conversations. We need to talk about overdose prevention, risk reduction, Narcan training and what we can do to support those in need within our communities.
Tapestry offers confidential, nonjudgmental harm reduction services in Northampton, Springfield, Holyoke, Greenfield and North Adams. Don’t wait, reach out now https://www.tapestryhealth.org/find-us/
Volunteering at any of Manna’s Community meals are fun and rewarding, you may learn something, or teach us something. Whatever happens we will both be better for it.