Our Services

food pantry

Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. (appointments only)

Manna of Life provides food to the hungry in the Bronx according to family size. We provide healthy food to our clients which consist of frozen meat, dry beans and grains, fresh fruits &vegetables, peanut butter & jelly, shelf stable milk and other important staples. We are supported entirely by volunteers, with financial contributions and food donations from, churches, community organizations, food banks, foundations and individuals.

Mobile Food Pantry: Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. (appointments only)

Our food pantry is unique in that we bring pantry staples to homebound residents who cannot for one reason or another come to the community food pantry to pick up food. It was designed to provide nutritional assistance to the elderly, disabled, destitute families that cannot afford the transportation to pick up food. All people are welcome to partake in our services regardless of religion, gender, sexual orientation or social status.

soup kitchen

Open only on Saturdays 10 AM to 12:30 PM

Food is served to all regardless of faith, religion, and background or immigration status. We provide the shared communal experience of dining with others, which is especially treasured by people such as the disabled, widows/widowers, homeless and recently placed ex-homeless. We provide soup, sandwiches, fresh fruit, granola bars, juice and water.

*Due to the pandemic, the soup kitchen is now provided as a grab and go bag lunch.

Our mobile soup kitchen is our flagship operation. Manna of Life ministries started out serving fruit and sandwiches to the truly homeless population in the Bronx. The volunteers went into dangerous places riddled with prostitution, drug pushers, etc. to feed the people not only physical food but spiritual food.

The soup kitchen operates on Saturdays, currently we make 3 stops in which we bring soup, sandwiches, fresh fruit, granola bars, juice and water to day laborers and homeless and hungry in the Hunts point Community.

BP gas station: 91 Westchester Square The Bronx, NY 10461

In front of Bronxworks 800 Barretto St, The Bronx, NY 10474

BP gas station : 281 Bruckner Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10454

Special Events

Community Barbecue

A Community outreach barbecue was held annually at Springfield Park in Queens servicing families from Springfield and Saratoga Family Shelter. At the barbecue we grill hot dogs, hamburgers (beef, turkey, and vegan) and provide all the fixings. In addition we do face painting, have an arts and crafts table, games, and provide gently used clothing and toiletries. DJ Ariel provides the music. The community barbecue will resume once NYC deems safe due to the coronavirus. This event takes place in June.

 

Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving Day Service complete with music, anecdotes, prayer, fellowship and dinner with all the fixings at Bronx Works in the Bronx and at our soup kitchens, we do our Thanksgiving Service the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Three Kings Day:

Three Kings Holiday celebration is held annually at the Saratoga Family Inn, a family shelter in Queens, NY.
Manna of Life Ministries has been hosting Three Kings Day at the Saratoga Family Inn for over ten years. We bring a day of fun activities that includes face painting, music by DJ Ariel, puppet shows, delicious food, clothes, diapers, toiletries and toys for the children and most importantly hope. We bring the love of God by showing the love of God. We pray, we cry, we laugh, we fellowship with the residents and staff. Most importantly we aim to practice Jesus’ teachings to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Mark 12:31)

F.A.Q.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are only accepting shelf stable food, toiletries, ppe, monetary donations. We are currently suspending clothing and household goods donations. You can donate online by clicking the donate button pr you can also make donations via mail to :

Manna of Life Ministries
P.O. Box 610032, Pilgrim Station
Bronx, N.Y. 10461

Please make checks or money orders out to : Manna of Life Ministries

If you are in need of pantry goods you can call Erbin Cobian (917) 549-8595 or Mirna Cruz at (917) 549-8595

You can volunteer hours, collect canned or shelf stable food by setting up a donation drive, you can set up fundraisers etc. if you wish to volunteer you can contact our executive director Gladys Roman at (917) 562-9631

We are not currently providing Church services, however you can email us prayer request. Keep checking for updates for when prayer and church services will resume.

You do not need to have a referral or identification card to receive food. Eligibility is based on self-attested need. All we ask is for the number of people in your household so that we can provide food proportionally to size of family. For delivery services you have to live in the Bronx. At this moment we cannot accommodate residents of other NYC boroughs.