Manna House, located at 1268 Jefferson, is a house of hospitality in the Catholic Worker tradition that provides showers, clothing, coffee, and sanctuary for poor and homeless persons in Memphis, Tennessee. Recently, Saint Vincent de Paul soup kitchen, which served a hot meal everyday to people in the crosstown area, including most of the guests of Manna House, closed and has no scheduled re-opening date. Volunteers at Manna House and the soup kitchen are will fill in the gaps as best they can, however, preparing and serving serving close to two hundred sacked meals everyday is not an easy task.
Manna House, a dedicated advocate for people experiencing homelessness, has been a strong ally and supporter of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center and H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power & Equality) for a long time, and we are calling on our members and friends to help them meet the needs of the men and women they serve daily.
If you are able to assist by providing turkey and cheese sandwiches on wheat bread, and/or bananas please contact Lisa Anderson with Room at the Inn at 901-246-8052. Food donations can also be dropped off directly to Manna House at 1268 Jefferson Ave., Monday – Friday, between 9:30 and 10am
Thank you in advance for your support! You can read more about Manna House in the Thursday, August 15th edition of The Commercial Appeal, Wendi C. Thomas: At Manna House, the homeless receive hospitality, not charity.