Donate to Manna

Manna relies on the generosity of our community to help provide the money needed to keep our trucks fueled and running, our refrigerators and freezers operational, and the warehouse stocked with the supplies and essential food needed to help those suffering from hunger in our community.

There are several ways for you to make a tax-deductible donation to Manna Food Center to help fight hunger and feed hope in our community including:

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Donate by Mail

If you donate frequently and would like an annual summary of your contributions for the year, please contact Manna’s development department at (301) 424-1130 and we will gladly send...

You can send your tax-deductible donation directly to Manna Food Center at the following address:

Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

We will send you a gift acknowledgment letter that can be used for tax purposes.

If you donate frequently and would like an annual summary of your contributions for the year, please contact Manna’s development department at (301) 424-1130 and we will gladly send one to you at the end of the calendar year.

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Memorial or Tribute Gift Donations

Make a gift to Manna Food Center in honor of a special occasion or event or in memory of a loved one. This is a wonderful and unique way to acknowledge someone’s birthday, wedding, bar mitzvah, or other special occasion....

Make a gift to Manna Food Center in honor of a special occasion or event or in memory of a loved one. This is a wonderful and unique way to acknowledge someone’s birthday, wedding, bar mitzvah, or other special occasion. When someone passes away, a memorial donation is a meaningful way to perpetuate the memory and interests of a loved one.

Online Memorial or Gift Donations:

  1. Fill in the Dedication or Gift information box with the name of the person in whose honor or memory donation.
  2. Complete you online transaction details

You can send a memorial or honorary donation by mail to:

Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Manna will send an acknowledgement to both you and the person you are honoring or to the family of a loved one who has passed away. Please be sure to include the contact information of the recipient to be acknowledged and indicate what occasion the gift is honoring or in whose memory. Please note we do our best to process these quickly but it can take up to 2 weeks for us to process honorary and memorial donations.

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Monthly Giving

Hunger is a year-round issue. That’s why our Monthly Giving Program is so vital to everything that Manna does. Our Monthly Giving Program consists of a compassionate group of supporters who make a scheduled gift...

Hunger is a year-round issue. That’s why our Monthly Giving Program is so vital to everything that Manna does. Our Monthly Giving Program consists of a compassionate group of supporters who make a scheduled gift to the Manna every month.

It’s easy to join. Just go to Manna’s Online Giving page, enter the amount you would like to have charged to your credit card each month, select “Yes, automatically repeat this gift every month on this date” and we do the rest. Please consider giving just $1 a day – or $30 a month – to join our special group today.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I make my monthly contributions?

You can make contributions by having them automatically charged to your credit card or you can write a check each month.

Can I sign up online?

Yes, just go to Manna’s Network for Good donation page, and choose “I would like to make a recurring gift.” Type the amount you would like to have charged to your credit card each month, and we will do the rest.

What if I want to stop giving monthly?

You can change, suspend or cancel your monthly gifts at any time by logging into your Network For Good Account and changing or deleting your donation. You can also contact our development department at 301-424-1130, and they will help you through this process.

Will I receive confirmation of my gifts?

Of course! Manna will acknowledge your gift each month or once per year, whichever you prefer. Network for Good also maintains a record of each donation, and you can print out an annual or monthly statement for your records at anytime. Just log into your online giving account at Network For Good.

If you have any questions please contact our Development Department at 301-424-1130

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Workplace Giving

Contact the human resources department at your company to learn if your employer will match your contribution to manna. If you have any questions about Workplace Giving, please contact our development department at

There are several ways that you can designate Manna Food Center as your charity of choice in your workplace giving campaign:

Combined Federal Campaign

Designation number #23028
You can support Manna Food Center’s work with your CFC contribution. Please enter CFC number 23028 on your campaign pledge card.

United Way

Designation number #8846
Designate your United Way gift to Manna. Our designation number is 8846.

Other Workplace Campaigns

Most workplace campaigns allow donors to specify a charity. All you need to do is write in Manna Food Center on the “donor-option” line.

Contact the human resources department at your company to learn if your employer will match your contribution to manna. If you have any questions about Workplace Giving, please contact our development department at (301) 424-1130.

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Matching Gifts

It may be possible to double, or even triple, your contribution to Manna if your employer offers a matching gift program. Your gift can go even farther to help those in need by taking a few minutes to complete a simple...

It may be possible to double, or even triple, your contribution to Manna if your employer offers a matching gift program. Your gift can go even farther to help those in need by taking a few minutes to complete a simple form.

  1. Check with your Human Resource department to find out if they offer a matching gift program.
  2. If so, obtain a matching gift form from your employer’s Human Resources office.
  3. Fill out the form and follow your company’s directions to process the matching gift.
  4. Send the form to Manna along with your check; we will gladly handle the rest for you. Mail your form and contribution to:

Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

To send your form online, you can email your information to Info@mannafood.org.

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Donate Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds

Looking for a tax-wise way to keep the shelves stocked at Manna Food Center? Are you holding shares that have appreciated significantly in value but pay a low dividend? Consider donating appreciated securities (stocks,...

Looking for a tax-wise way to keep the shelves stocked at Manna Food Center? Are you holding shares that have appreciated significantly in value but pay a low dividend? Consider donating appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds you’ve held for more than one year) to Manna Food Center. By doing so, you may be able to reduce or avoid capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction. For every dollar donated, you’ll help provide $5 worth of food to Montgomery County residents in need.

You can also designate Manna Food Center as the beneficiary of your securities. Please contact your broker for more information about this simple way to support hunger relief. The procedure may vary from one security to another.

We recommend that you or your broker contact Mardia, Development Manager, at (240) 268-2546 or mardia@mannafood.org to discuss the specific details of the gift and make sure that all of the steps are handled properly to give you the credit for the gift.

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Planned Giving

For many of our donors, a long-term commitment is the perfect way to express support for our hunger-relief efforts. Planned gifts help us to secure and distribute food to those in need of food assistance, raise public...

For many of our donors, a long-term commitment is the perfect way to express support for our hunger-relief efforts. Planned gifts help us to secure and distribute food to those in need of food assistance, raise public awareness, and promote viable solutions for food insecurity. Planned gifts often provide financial benefits to the donor, too. Tax savings, current cash payments, supplemental support for family and friends — these and other benefits are available depending on a donor’s circumstances and objectives.

Bequests – Wills or Revocable Living Trusts

Remembering the Manna Food Center in your will or revocable trust is a meaningful way to leave a legacy. These gifts make it possible for Manna to plan ahead in the fight against hunger. Following is suggested language for a bequest:

“I hereby give to Manna Food Center, located at 9311 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877, [indicate a cash amount, percentage of net estate or description of property] to be used for its general operating funds.”

If you are considering other contributions, such as retirement assets, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts or other types of property (jewelry, art or real estate), please consult your financial advisor.

Securities, Life Insurance & Retirement Plans

Each year, a few committed donors support Manna Food Center with gifts of stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares, life insurance, and retirement plan assets. These gifts may enable you to realize tax benefits while giving you the satisfaction of helping Montgomery County’s most effective hunger-relief charities.

For more information or to discuss specific details on how to set up your planned giving gifts, please contact Manna’s Development Department at (301) 424-1130.

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