Weekly Food Distributions
Community members may attend any one of our 4 weekly food distributions up to once per week. Project MANA distributes food each week at the following sites in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities:
No qualifications are necessary to receive food from Project MANA. At distribution, you will fill out a short Welcome Form containing basic information about your household.
If you cannot make distribution at any of these times, please Contact Us to discuss alternatives.
Community members may also receive up to 6 emergency food bags per year, with each bag containing various non-perishable food items that should supplement a family of 2-4 for 3 days.
Cooking Compromised Bags
Community members who are "cooking compromised" (i.e. little to no access to a stove, microwave, etc.) may receive up to 6 cooking compromised bags per year, with each bag containing various non-perishable food items that require no cooking.
You may Contact Us to request a cooking compromised bag.
Food and Companionship Exchange (FACE)
FACE is a program that serves community members who are restricted to their homes because of poor health, and who have limited access to food by making weekly grocery deliveries to their homes.
Project MANA staff will determine if a community member's needs and our service are a good match. To qualify for home delivery, you must:
Let's Talk Turkey *Seasonal
On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Project MANA helps hundreds of local families have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving through its annual Let’s Talk Turkey Food Distribution. With the help of dozens of social service agencies, schools and churches throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Project MANA is working to identify as many community members as possible who need assistance with providing a hearty Thanksgiving meal for their families.
In 2011, nearly 700 local families received turkeys through Project MANA’s Let’s Talk Turkey Food Distribution. This year, given the continued economic downturn, Project MANA expects to serve that many families, if not more. Thanks to generous donations from the community, each community member who signs up and attends the distribution will be able to bring home a whole turkey, fresh produce and other fixings for a holiday meal.
Let’s Talk Turkey Food Distributions will be held at the following three locations from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on November 17th, 2012:
To sign up yourself or someone you know to receive a turkey, contact your local schools, churches, or social service agencies.
Stone Soup *Seasonal
Stone Soup is a celebration of food and community. Soup is prepared and served every Sunday at the Community Arts Center in downtown Truckee by different groups of volunteers from throughout the community. Musicians share live music and people come on Sunday evenings for food, companionship and community.
Stone Soup starts on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and ends on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Dinner is served from 5-7 PM. All are welcome!
Stone Soup 2013 Calendar
For Food Assistance, please Contact Us.