,Project MANA is honored to have been selected as the Truckee Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit of the Year. And we are so proud to call Truckee our BASE CAMP FOR A BIG LIFE!
This recognition comes after a very hard year, during which our team (staff and volunteers) worked through the transition of moving our warehouse operations to Truckee and showed up during endless snowstorms, without missing a beat, to ensure Project MANA was keeping locals in N. Tahoe & Truckee fed; at a cost of just $2.08 per meal – thanks to the support of our community.
We’d like to offer our congratulations to the other finalists in this category, the Family Resource Center of Truckee and the Tahoe Truckee Civil Air Patrol.
The following is the transcript of Presenter Tally Meek’s introduction to the award.
“At last count, there were over 250 non-profits in the Truckee-Tahoe region. The efforts of these organizations are felt by many citizens or businesses and all have a tremendous impact on our community’s well-being.
It’s no question that tonight’s winner has had a significant impact on the Truckee-Tahoe communities. Founded by a local Sierra Nevada College student, 26 years later it has grown to serve nearly 3,000 individuals annually including the needy, ill, elderly and children. That equates to almost 200,000 meals a year. Their services span across three counties and two states within the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee region.
Food is a fundamental human right. It is necessary for the maintenance of physical, emotional, and mental well-being. This organization works tirelessly to serve the community to reduce the incidence of hunger and its detrimental effects. They provide immediate relief to those experiencing hunger via weekly food distributions and food deliveries to homebound community members.
They recently had to find a new home after having been in Incline Village for many years. They found that home in Truckee. And throughout this difficult transition, there was no disruption of its very important, and much needed, services.”
Learn more about the hunger relief services Project MANA provides in N. Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
Click here to donate to Project MANA.
Don’t miss out on North Tahoe’s most flavorful fundraiser, Passport to Dining, benefiting the North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA), a non-profit community benefit organization. This fall social gathering will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm in a new venue this year, the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay, Nevada.
The popular event features up to 35 tasting stations including restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries as well as a raffle and a silent auction that features Northern California Getaway Packages and many valuable items. This year, NTBA will donate a portion of the net proceeds to Project MANA.
One in 7 locals are hungry. Project MANA fed over 2,100 community members in N. Tahoe & Truckee last year through our weekly food distributions (Incline Village, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Truckee) and our home delivery program, Food and Companionship Exchange (FACE).
Advance tickets are $40 and include unlimited, responsible tastings. Day of event tickets are $50 and are only available at the venue starting at 6:00pm and are on a first-come, first served basis. Must be 21+ year of age; ID required at event registration.
Some of the confirmed tasting and beverage stations include: Caliente, CB’s Bistro, D’Lish Catering & Burrito Window, Morgan’s Lobster Shack, Pep’s Place, Alibi Ale Works, Brewforia, Common Cider, and Nevada City Winery.
Passport to Dining is brought to you by the North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) and sponsored by tasting station participants, and Tahoe Biltmore, Kynbo Restaurant App, The Tahoe Weekly, Moonshine Ink, and Placer County.