Archdiocesan Nutritional Development Services (NDS) has kicked off its annual “Manna Sunday” food drive, with a goal to collect 80,000 pounds of non-perishable food items that will benefit area individuals and families facing hunger and food insecurity.
For more than 45 years, the agency has relied on the drive — named for the edible substance God provided the Israelites during their 40-year journey in the desert (Ex 16:4-36) — to counter anticipated summertime slumps in donations to its network of food pantries.
This year, the relief effort is expected to be even more critical as households grapple with higher costs for food and other essentials amid the pandemic and current global events.
Those interested in supporting the NDS drive can purchase healthy, non-perishable items online through YouGiveGoods at https://yougivegoods.com/ndsmanna2022.
All items donated online now through May 31 will stock NDS’ network of 50 food cupboards throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, including five food cupboards operated by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, five soup kitchens and numerous community outreach programs.
Along with its online campaign, NDS is teaming up with archdiocesan parishes to collect supplies.
For more information, contact Denise Hopkins, administrator of the NDS Community Food Program, at 215-895-3470 ext. 77823 or email@example.com.
Join the CatholicPhilly.com family
CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you and hundreds of other people become part of our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community and sustain CatholicPhilly.com as your trusted news source. Thank you in advance!
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103