Guidelines for Referring Agencies


Manna has referral relationships with hundreds of peer agencies throughout Montgomery County.  If you are interested in establishing an agreement, please contact referral@mannafood.org or call (301) 424-1130, ext 20.

For those organizations already on our roster of referring agencies, please remember:  

Information Needed to Make a Referral

Referrals must be made by 3:00 p.m. the (business) day before a pick up.

Schedule Food Pick-up Hours: Monday through, Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our office is located at 12301 Old Columbia Pike on the corner of Tech Road and Route 29.

You need to provide the following information for each participant you refer:

Referring a Participant

Click Here to download the Manna Referral Form.

If you wish to submit a referral by email or fax, please use this form.  It must arrive by 3:00 p.m. the day before an order is to be picked up.  Manna is not able to fulfill referrals submitted by voice mail.

Vegetarian and diabetic food boxes are offered for those with special dietary needs. Baby food and formula are available for clients with infants or toddlers. Please indicate the formula brand or stage of baby food.

Process for Food Pickups

Please make sure your participant is aware of the following:

Holidays and Inclement Weather

Manna sites are closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, the day following Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

In the event of inclement weather, please check Manna’s website for more information. We typically follow the Montgomery County Government’s operating status, but we may close a satellite location if it is not safe for our drivers and clients to be on the road.

If closed, Manna automatically honors all referrals the next day.