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Manna House crew are Everyday Heroes
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The staff of the Manna House, from left to right, Patricia Bagley, Brenda Bradley, director Lisa Bush, Rachael Jackson and Lynn Stacy, are United Way Everyday Heroes. - photo by Photo provided

Manna House Ministries has been serving Effingham County for more than a quarter of a century. They are dedicated to their mission of feeding those in need.

While bagging groceries and stocking the pantry shelves may seem like mundane tasks be assured that it is without doubt very labor intense.  Manna House volunteers see the faces and hear the stories of those they serve — which in itself is a difficult task. In the picture you will find a sampling of the Manna House volunteers that give of their time and efforts to make this critical program to the community available to those in need.

On average Manna House serves more than 400 families each month. In addition to providing families with food assistance they also offer a thrift store filled with bargains — clothes, furniture, books, household appliances, kitchenware and more. The thrift store is supported by local donations.

In addition to sales from the thrift store Manna House also received financial support from several local churches and the FORCE program.

This week the volunteers of Manna House Ministries are recognized as Effingham Everyday Heroes.

Your donations to United Way help to fund more than 25 health and human service programs in Effingham County. These programs impact the lives of hundreds of families in our community. Their annual fundraising campaign began earlier this month and will continue until Nov. 18. More information on United Way is available at or by calling their local office at 826-5300.