During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue our Manna Ministry by serving packed lunches, curbside, to our guests from 11:00 to 12:30 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Our Manna Ministry serves a FREE LUNCH to anyone in need on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
The meal is served at the Culpeper Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 301 South Main Street, Culpeper, VA 22701.
Manna Ministry seeks to share nourishment, compassion, and hope in Christ's name to all who enter.
Mondays- we are currently seeking a host congregation for Mondays
Wednesdays- Hosted by Culpeper Presbyterian Church
Fridays- 1st, 3rd, 5th Fridays Hosted by Culpeper Presbyterian Church
2nd and 4th Fridays Hosted by Culpeper United Methodist Church, Hopewell Methodist Church, and Richardsville Methodist Church
Our long range vision is to serve a meal to those in need on a daily basis (5 days a week) at the Culpeper Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Currently Manna Ministry is seeking organizations that would be willing to host another day or days that would allow Manna to expand to Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in..." Matthew 25:35
Manna Ministry Timeline
2004- November; Manna Ministry began serving one meal a week on Wednesdays in the Culpeper Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
2008- September: Manna Ministry expands with the help of Mountain View Church, serving an additional meal on Mondays
2009- November: Manna Ministry expands with the help of Culpeper United Methodist Church, Hopewell Methodist Church, and Richardsville Methodist Church to serving a bagged lunch on the 2nd and 4th Fridays.
2011- May: Culpeper Presbyterian Church begins offering meals on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays in order provide a consistent weekly Friday offering.
2012- February: First Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser, has been held every year since
2013- February: Hired a part-time director to assist with overall communication between the churches in the ministry
2013- November: Received "Non-Profit of the Year" Award from the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce
2013- November: Culpeper Ministerial Association chose Manna to be the recipient of the offering at the Annual Thanksgiving Community Service (approximately $1,300 was raised)
2011, 2012, 2013- Recipient of a $2,000 grant from Cargill-Horizon Milling Corporation
2015- July: Food Lion FEEDS Charitable Foundation donates $3,000
2016- July: Recipient of a Culpeper Wellness Foundation Healthy Living Grant