Manna House – Huntsville’s Outreach With a Heart

Bren Bertoldi - Huntsville Realtor

by brenda

in Huntsville Community Stuff

Every city has its less fortunate families that have suffered hardship, either through the loss of a job or a physical set back of some sort.

With the hectic lifestyles we live today, it is easy to be in our daily routine without a thought of those hurting and in need. Huntsville, like every other city, also has the homeless community that needs a helping hand and even more so since the Tornado’s of April 2011.

The Manna House Can Help

Fortunately, there is a wonderful group of people who volunteer their time and energy to make Manna House the success it is today. Grocery stores, restaurants, and various other companies in the city make donations, on a daily or weekly basis.

Manna House opens its doors three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings around the 5:00 o’clock hour, depending on the weather and season. When the doors are open, anyone is welcome to walk through the line and select fresh produce of fruits and vegetables, can goods, and even desserts that are available for that day.

Individuals Can Help Too

Individual donations of furniture, appliances, clothing and other household items are given out as they are received. As a request is made for a particular item, it is given. Manna House is helping to feed and cloth many of our city’s homeless and those who are experiencing difficult times. To be a volunteer, just show up. It is rewarding to be the hand extended to those who need a meal or a warm pair of socks.

This non-profit organization has grown tremendously in the past few years. The manna that fell in the wilderness, seems to be falling on Huntsville in the form of volunteers and donations that bless our community. Huntsville is truly a city made up of people who seem to be blessed by blessing others. Manna House is an outreach with a heart!

Huntsville prospers in so many areas. Redstone Arsenal houses the military and NASA, the many University’s in the city provide professors and educators, this “Hi-tech” city brings in many large corporations that provide an overwhelming job force and we enjoy a thriving Huntsville/Madison real estate market. We have so much to be thankful for, maybe that’s why we give back to our community. Isn’t it great to be called a Huntsville-ian.

Contact Fran

Volunteers can work from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Contact for more information.


Dorothy Holland May 8, 2010 at 5:26 am

Lately I have brought some hot food for serving meals to families but am wondering if the food is appropriate. Do the families eat at the Manna House or is it boxed up “to go”? I have been so blessed in the recent past, with my lung cancer in remission, that I want to give back some of my blessings. I plan on bringing hot food about once a month. Is there a particular day that is better to bring the food?

Bren Bertoldi May 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Hi Dorothy, So nice to hear a response from you about Manna House. First let me say I am thrilled that you are in remission. That truly is a blessing. To answer your questions, no one can eat at Manna House, but food that is boxed or sealed in containers is always appreciated. Manna House is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Every day is busy, so which ever day fits your schedule should be fine. My night there is Monday. If you should visit on a Monday, please find me. Bren

Elizabeth November 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Last year we helped serve Thanksgiving Dinner to the homeless. Will you be doing that again this year and if so where? Our family would like to help serve!

Bhellier December 10, 2010 at 11:09 am

I have a question about who actually is illegible for your services? Do you have to have some proof of income? Do you pay per box? Do you get to pick out your food? Can anyone get food?

Bill Fowler February 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I’ve brought donated items to Manna house twice and actually googles Manna House just now in order to find their weekly schedule so I could being more. Google brought me here to my friend Elizabeth! God is pretty cool!

Thanks for writing about Manna House. The more people know, the more good things happen.

Belinda Newbold February 23, 2011 at 8:54 am

There is a grammatical error in the second paragraph, 4th line down. You write “opens it’s doors”, but it should read “open its doors” without the apostrophe. It’s, with the apostrophe, means “It is”, which is not what you are intending to say here. I’m not trying to be critical here, but just pointing out the error.
I have been to Manna house once, and I plan to come back this week. It is a very good place to go for food when the food stamps just don’t make it through the month. Thank you for doing this.

Elizabeth February 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

Thanks Belinda …Took care of it …Elizabeth

Gloria April 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Do you have a van to pick up people that don’t have a vehicle…I have a friend that is living in the Down Town Mission. He could really use some personal items such as shampoo, razor and soap…Thank you so much. God Bless!

chris March 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Cove Chase Church, Manna House and people who love the poor and downtrodden, Cove Chase is collecting food for the Manna House Sunday. It can include anything you can imagine in canned goods. The Manna also uses a lot of peanut butter and jelly, dogfood, cat food, vegetables, etc. If you want to donate and can’t get to the church, facebook me and I’ll come by today or Saturday and pick it up. You can also donate clothes. God bless

Please let me know as well if you can’t make it to the church, and I can come and pick up any items that you are wanting to donate. Im on facebook as Chris Welch.

A. Lewis July 24, 2012 at 12:10 am

I was wondering if this is a place that gives out “christian” information along with the food, furniture, etc., or just a place that accepts donations (and gives) to help the less fortunate and call this a “christian” work. Thank you.

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