Manna House: Building Community Through Food & Service
Rev. Gary Bernard Williams
I am Rev. Gary Bernard Williams Senior pastor Saint Mark United Methodist Church located in the food desert of South LA. We operate Manna House a Food Security Network for food distribution, an urban garden, an education component teaching children the importance of healthy eating, and food justice advocacy we have provided food assistance and education to our community for 21 years. Since COVID 19 food insecurity has devastated families in South LA.For example: Job lost and food insecurity brought Ebony a single mother of 4 to us! “Manna House provides enough food each week to feed her family”Ebony is one of 125 families we serve each week 500 families a month the need is increasing. Some of our Partner Organizations:· LA Regional Food Bank· Tālõ Management Group· Faith Community Coalition· Logos Development Group· Southwest Neighborhood Development CouncilA grant of $10,000.00 would enable us to renovate and enlarge our space to better serve our community to buy a walk-in refrigerator and coolers for fresh produce to sustain our food distribution. Manna House is not just a building but: a “bridge of hope” networking resources to impact the lives of those in need. Would you partner with us?