Mobile Kitchen & Pop-Up Pantry

Manna’s Mobile Kitchen and Pop-Up Pantry is currently looking for partnerships in the 2020 season. We’d love to collaborate with your organization to bring cooking/nutrition classes and food distribution support directly to your community! Click here to speak with our Manny Mobile Kitchen Coordinator, Wynne Ebner, and schedule the Mobile Kitchen.

Manny the Mobile Kitchen and Pop-Up Pantry serves two separate functions, as a classroom to teach general nutrition principles through cooking, and as a food distribution vehicle. Please read below to find out more about these individual functions.

Virtual Cooking and Nutrition Classes


Here at Manna, we are determined to make healthy eating accessible for all residents of Montgomery County. We now offer a choice of a one time class or a series of eight Manny cooking classes that span the entire school year. In the series, we will touch on topics such as whole grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables, and much more! We align our nutrition concepts with cooking lessons for an hour of an engaging, hands-on learning experience. We also provide cooking classes for adults on Manny. With our adults, we still talk about nutrition topics but our cooking lessons are a little more involved.

Virtually, we will set up a Zoom meeting where our coordinator will teach our Manny classes. We ask for a maximum of 15 children per class but if you have more, no problem, we can teach more than one class to your group.

When we are in person, we can fit up to 12 adults/seniors or 14 children on the bus at one time for a lesson. If your group is larger, we’d be happy to rotate through participants, stay at your location until we reach every individual, or revisit your site multiple times to adequately serve your group. Manna provides lessons, volunteers, and cooking demonstration food.

Mobile Kitchen classes run from year-round, virtually, from 10am-5pm. Scheduling preference is given to groups that request back-to-back recurring classes.

Click here to request our Mobile Kitchen offered by Manna Food Center.

Interested in any of our other Nutrition Education Opportunities? Please click here to find out more.

Pop-Up Pantries


In addition to classes, we offer Pop-Up Pantries. These mobile pantries consist of partial food distribution for up to 50 families that are food-insecure in Montgomery County. We aim to provide both fresh produce and shelf-stable items through these distributions. If you know of a group of individuals that could benefit from food assistance, or would like us to provide this service at your location please click here to place a Pop-Up Pantry request.



Would you like Manny, the Mobile Kitchen and Pop-Up Pantry Vehicle to make an appearance at your next community event? We are able to accommodate a variety of event requests, including health fairs, school meet and greets, and donor-driven events, based on our availability. Please click here to place an event request.

Event time slots are generally available March through November from 10:00am to 6:00pm Wednesdays – Saturdays.

Interested in getting involved with Manny at your nonprofit, school, or place of work? Please select one of the options below and follow the links:

Frequently Asked Questions:

If you have any questions or concerns about our Manny or Community Food Education Services please contact our Community Food Education Program Manager, Cynthia Wilson at cynthia@mannafood.org or schedule a call with her here.