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Manna - The Durango Soup Kitchen
Mission statement

The mission of Manna is to provide, in the spirit of faith and love, nourishing meals and supportive services in an atmosphere of acceptance and caring for those in need.

Brief description of services provided

Manna provides daily to-go meals from 9 to 11, Monday-Saturday. When not open, there is a community fridge on site for individuals needing a meal. We also provide services on-site including: case management, SNAP enrollment, showers, mail services (Manna can serve as your mailing address), ID assistance (SS, birth certs, drivers license, etc.), thrift store vouchers, haircut vouchers, computer access, bus tokens and resource referrals for housing or other services.

Good to know (internal only)
  • All Services & Asst Available Statewide
  • Hotel Vouches & Emergency Transportation / Relocation Asst may be available – Must be able to verify contact person & shelter at destination for relocation
  • Food delivery may be avail for survivors who would be unsafe visiting in-person
  • Bilingual Staff available on-call (during open hours)
  • ADA accessible – service animals ok, no pets/emotional support animals except for vet clinic
  • Financial Asst requirements: Gas Cards – proof of insurance & valid DL Rent Asst – copy of signed lease & landlord’s w-9 Car Repair – estimate required
  • Access:
    • Walk-in for services or request outreach in community
    • Community Outreach/Survival Gear Requests – call 970.779.8865 leave vm w name, location (or when you will be @ Manna), & supplies needed
    • Outreach Tu-Fri 10a-3p, vm left before 3p will have 24hr response, after 3p on Friday respond on Tues
    • ~5 min intake/registration during 1st visit – name, contact info, DOB, demqographic info, & self-certify whether they receive public assistance or their food need is income-based.
    • Can provide alias/fake info as long as it’s consistent (remember who you said you were)
    • Storage Lockers: typical 6mo waitlist
Service details (internal only)
  • Essentials Avail: Food, Clothing, Hygiene, Survival Gear, Homegoods, Baby Supplies, Pet Supplies, Financial Asst, Vouchers
  • Drop-in Amenities: Showers, Computers, Phones, Mail Collection, Private Meeting Space, Lockers (off-site)

Services: CM, Resource Nav, Benefit Enrollment, Housing Asst, Transportation Asst, Pet Care

  • Housing Asst: VI-SPDAT, ACP, Hotel Vouchers, Financial Asst available for rent, utility, move-in fees (deposit/1st mo rent)
  • Transportation Asst: emergency transport for survivors fleeing abuser, relocation asst, Lyft/Uber for external appointments, bus passes & gas vouchers
  • Pet Care: Vet partners occassionally on-site, Pet food & supplies occassionally available, financial asst for boarding/vet care
  • Storage: lockers at Durango Transit Center (6 avail), avail for 6 months, must sign agreement (waitlist)
  • Survival Gear (Outreach only/by Request): sleeping bags, blankets, tents, tarps, flashlights/head lamps, handwarmers, ponchos, can openers, emergency blankets, hygiene products (body wipes) – not avail on-site, must call for outreach
  • Medical Needs: Eyeglass Vouchers, Perscription Cost Assistance (no asst for opioid Rx)
  • Clothing: Goodwill & local Thrift store vouchers, Gift Cards, New Socks/Underwear, Winter clothing for men & women; professional clothing available for Women (new), job-specific clothing
  • Financial Asst: ID, BC & Death Cerificate Vouchers; Gas Voucher; Haircut Appts/Vouchers; Financial Asst available for rent, utility, move-in fees (deposit/1st mo rent), Car Repair, Medical Bills, Perscription costs Pet Supplies, Homegoods, & Baby Items – sometimes avail at Fresh Food Market
  • Food Asst: Hot & To Go Breakfast and Snacks (9a-1p); 24/7 Food Fridge outside of building (left of takeout window); Food delivery for temporary housing residents (Motels, etc); Fresh Food Market (Food Pantry shop) w fresh meat, produce dairy & organic, allergen friendly, & gluten free options; Pet Food & Baby Food may be available (dependent on donations)


Services available

Basic Needs Assistance
Food assistance, Clothing bank, Financial assistance, Resource navigation
Medical / Wellness
Health screenings
Housing assistance program, Day shelter or drop-in center, Alternative / emergency shelter placement program
Transportation Assistance
Financial assistance (train/bus/plane tickets), Uber / Lyft account for client use

Additional Information

Ages served
Adults, Unaccompanied minors, Accompanied minors
Genders served
All Genders
Specializations/Sensitive to
Individuals experiencing homelessness
Language capacity
English, Spanish
Faith-based organization
Insurance required?
Services provided if legal status is unclear

Hours of Operation

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm