Special Programs


The Shred Event is being hosted by Lerner Csernai and Fath Financial to benefit Manna Pantry on Saturday, September 18th from 9am – 12pm.


  • When bringing your shred, please consider a donation to benefit Manna Pantry of Big Rapids.
  • Please bring your shred in non-returnable bags/boxes, they will be recycled.
  • Staples, paperclips, rubber bands, folders, etc. do NOT need to be removed prior to shredding.
  • Please remove bindings.


  • Canned goods
  • Cereal
  • Mac n cheese
  • Toilet paper
  • Volunteers


Left to right: Judy Hale, Annette LaRock, and Sara Ham packing backpacks

Beginning August 2, Manna Pantry will be distributing backpacks to their clients’ children, 5th thru 12th grade. The backpacks are filled with a 3-ring binder, spiral notebooks, a composition notebook, pens, pencils, colored pencils, and pocket folders. The children get to choose which color backpack they would like. Clients can pick up the bags at the pantry during hours of operation, Monday – Friday, 1-4 pm.

 A huge thank you to Angels of Action!!! They had received a donation of backpacks, and gave 80 to us for our backpack program.

Programs offered throughout the year include:

  • Fall backpacks
  • Christmas meal bags