About Us

Project MANA is a non-profit organization tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


To  reduce the incidence of hunger and its detrimental effects upon individuals, families, the community and the region.  In addition to providing hunger relief, we have developed programs designed to alleviate the causes of hunger and promote nutrition through education and awareness.


Historically, Project MANA’s role in the community has been to act as a safety net for the low-income community and, in particular, individuals and families who are “food insecure” (food insecure = not knowing where your next meal will come from).  We accomplish this in the form of weekly food distributions that include fresh produce, dairy products, non-perishable food items, and baked goods. We also deliver food to community members that cannot attend regular distributions due to physical or mental limitations. 

Our other programs include Nutrition Education in local schools and classes for adults in nutrition, smart shopping, and budgeting.  We implement a community garden at the Truckee Regional Park during the summer months and rescue food that is about to date or has dated but is still nutritionally viable from local food vendors on a weekly basis.