Virtual Food Drive

The Manna Food Project

Food 4 Kids - Backpacks

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 through


Online Giving Portal

As we gear up for a new school year, let's ensure every student has the fuel they need to succeed. Join our Back to School Virtual Food Drive and make a lasting impact on young lives.

Your donation will directly provide nutritious meals to students facing food insecurity, enabling them to focus on their studies and achieve their full potential. Just $5 can supply a weekend's worth of healthy snacks and meals, ensuring students have the energy to excel academically.

Together, we can transform a child's future. Click below to donate now and empower students in our community to start the school year with confidence and vitality.

Thank you for being a beacon of hope for our students. Together, we can create a brighter, hunger-free future.

Food 4 Kids


  • Concentration
  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Motor skills

Research shows that childhood hunger can impact a child’s physical and mental well-being, as well as their academic performance. Nutritionally, hunger can take a toll on children’s cognitive development – equally harmful is the constant stress and anxiety associated with hunger. 

Our backpack program supplies pre-k and elementary students with kid-friendly meals over the weekends when children aren't getting meals at school. Last year, Manna distributed 55,000 backpacks across Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet counties.

Please join us in feeding our youngest neighbors in need!