Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Manna on Main St. Community

The motto of Manna on Main Street, the soup kitchen and food cupboard on Main Street in Lansdale, is "That everyone be fed." Monday through Saturday, the organization and its volunteers serve two meals - lunch from 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and dinner from 4 - 5:15 p.m. Also, on Sundays they serve one meal from noon through 1:30 p.m.

Manna also attracts volunteers from all types of community organizations. On the third Saturday of each month, youth from the North Penn Mosque prepare and serve dinner at Manna.  The menu this past Saturday included Chicken Curry, Vegetable Spaghetti, Egg Curry and rice. The North Penn Mosque boys group is in charge of preparing the meal, assisted by Tahmina Islam, of Lansdale (below).

Together the six or seven boys prepare a meal for 60 people, the standard quantity Manna strives to serve at each meal.

Below, Saqib Hossin, 16, of Lansdale, who is also a student at North Penn High School, tends to the vegetables that would later be added to the prepared spaghetti.
Below, two of the boys deshell eggs for the Egg Curry.

"In addition to learning how to cook, it's a great experience to help people who don't have the means to feed for themselves," Mohammad Hossain, 18, said. 

When the boys finish preparing the meal the girls from North Penn Mosque come in to serve the clientele attending Saturday night dinner.

Manna on Main Street is always looking for volunteers to serve meals, stock the food cupboard and also donations to the food cupboard. Visit their website for more information.


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