Manna For Health

Manna for Health is a special needs food bank for those living with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses.

Since 1994 Manna for Health has been working hard to help some of the least fortunate people who have been "falling between the cracks" of our social support system. These are approximately 30 clients and their families, men, women and children, whose are living with serious illness and poverty. Most clients of Manna for Health are people living with AIDS. They are people who are often not on continuous assistance, but rather are chronically underemployed, needing assistance when they are not well enough to work, and working and getting by when they are well. They need thoughtful and effective assistance. We act as a Food Bank for our clients, but we offer more help than normally can be provided by other area food banks, such as increased allotments of especially needed foods, and home delivery.

Manna For Health is a special service agency of StJohnsUnitedChurch, and is a member agency of the Metro Food Bank Society, and donations to Manna for Health provide a charitable donations tax credit.


Started as a project from SafeHarbourChurch which provided funding and continuity for the startup and the tax number.
December 16, 2010
Chronicle Herald article, Like manna for AIDS sufferers, others with quotes from HelenLangille? & JenniferPaty.
January, 2011
Article and report of activities by Rev JenPaty? on file
December, 2011
WayvesMagazine article by BobFougere & SamWilson says that Manna has been in operation for 15 years and this will be the 20th anniversary of the Christmas Dinner
St. John's United Church took over the operation of Manna for Health from Safe Harbour Metropolitan Church. We also have been collecting donations for Parker Street Food Bank.1

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1. August 24, 2014 Bulletin for First Baptist, Presbyterian, St David, St. John's United & St Andrew's