Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible) believes that adequate food for the maintenance of physical, emotional, and mental well-being is a basic human right.
Their mission is to reduce the incidence of hunger and its detrimental effects upon individuals, families, the community and the region. In addition to providing hunger relief, they have developed programs designed to alleviate the causes of hunger and promote nutrition through education and awareness.
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Historically, Project MANA’s role in the community has been to act as a safety net for the low-income community and, in particular, individuals and families who are “food insecure” (food insecure = not knowing where your next meal will come from). They accomplish this in the form of weekly food distributions that include fresh produce, dairy products, non-perishable food items, and baked goods. They also deliver food to community members that cannot attend regular distributions due to physical or mental limitations.
Their other programs include Nutrition Education in local schools and classes for adults in nutrition, smart shopping, and budgeting. They implement a community garden at the Truckee Regional Park during the summer months and rescue food that is about to date or has dated but is still nutritionally viable from local food vendors on a weekly basis.
More info on Project MANA HERE