Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance aka MANNA

Delivering Nourishment. Improving Health.

aka MANNA   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  www.mannapa.org

Mission

MANNA is revolutionizing healthcare with nutrition interventions, harnessing the power of food as medicine. Our evidence-based nutrition program improves health and quality of life by delivering medically tailored meals (MTM) and professional nutrition counseling as a crucial part of medical treatment.

Ruling year info

1990

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Sue Daugherty RD, LDN

Main address

420 North 20th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130 USA

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Formerly known as

Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance

EIN

23-2586142

NTEE code info

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Health Support Services (E60)

Meals on Wheels (K36)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life. Eating a proper, medically tailored diet supports the other aspects of treatment by increasing effectiveness, mitigating side effects, preventing infection after surgeries, and increasing a patient’s ability to recover.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Nutrition Therapy including Home-Delivered Meals

MANNA uses food as medicine to improve health and quality of life for people with severe illnesses. By providing home-delivered therapeutic meals and nutrition counseling, MANNA helps people heal. Each year MANNA serves approximately 4,500 people in the Philadelphia region, delivering more than 1.4 million medically appropriate meals.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Medical Nutrition Therapy including Home-Delivered Meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

MANNA’s goal is to improve the health and quality of life for those suffering from serious illness who need a specialized diet to help them recover. In FY21 MANNA will serve more than 1.4 million medically tailored meals to an average of 1,400 clients per month, and provide ongoing nutrition counseling personalized for their level of health education. Our program empowers our clients with the nutritional support and education they need to heal.

MANNA serves individuals suffering from critical, nutrition-impacted illnesses in the Greater Philadelphia. Our service is available in 9 counties including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey. Each client receives 21 meals a week prepared by our professional chefs and multitude of volunteers in our state-of-the-art kitchen. Meals are prepared from scratch, flash frozen, and delivered once weekly. MANNA offers 12 diet options, including one specifically for children, and clients can receive any combination of up to three modifications. With hundreds of possible diet combinations, MANNA’s meals meet each client where they are in their battle against illness and accommodate any co-conditions. MANNA also provides meals for dependents of our clients to ensure that their entire household is properly nourished, helping the client to focus on their own nutrition.

In addition to medical nutrition, MANNA’s clients also have ongoing access to individual nutrition counseling with its registered dietitians, a component unique to MANNA’s program in the Philadelphia area. Since their diets are often complex and difficult to follow, MANNA’s dietitians provide personalized guidance to help clients understand their unique nutrition needs and how to prepare proper meals on their own. As a result, MANNA not only helps its clients regain their health, but also helps them stay healthy long-term.

This year MANNA celebrates 30 years of providing nourishment and hope to people suffering from serious illnesses throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Our staff includes registered dietitians and professional chefs who are supported by thousands of community volunteers. We have a deep network of referral sources including health centers, specialty treatment centers, and community-based organizations all across the region.

MANNA’s activities are guided by a robust 3 year strategic plan, updated annually, which allows the organization to both plan ahead and respond to changing needs as they arise. Our strategic plan continues to prioritize growth in service within the Philadelphia region, and focuses on identifying and reaching underserved client populations where appropriate nutrition is essential but still lacking. Over the last several years, we have made major strides towards our larger goals around meeting client needs and affecting policy on a national scale. This has included a move to our current state-of-the-art facilities in 2017, doubling our previous kitchen and storage capacities, along with the decision to create our independent research arm the MANNA Institute in 2019. As MANNA celebrates our 30th year, we are committed to deepening our impact in the Greater Philadelphia area, and to growing our community of care even stronger.

Over the past year MANNA delivered 1,418,025 medically tailored meals to 4,606 individual clients and 407 dependents in the Greater Philadelphia area. MANNA also ensures that our clients have access to nutrition counseling from our licensed dietitians. Last year we provided more than 1209 counseling sessions to 981 clients.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance aka MANNA

Board of directors
as of 2/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Anthony Frick

GlobalFit

Term: 2011 -

Larry Ceisler

Ceisler Media and Issue Advocacy

Rosemary Connors

NBC10

Michael Giessman

PECO Energy

Elaine Gillison

Marla Gold

Drexel University School of Public Health

Barbara Ilsen

Dilworth Paxson

Megan Kennedy

Aberdeen Asset Management

Heidi Lewis

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Victoria Lupica

American Airlines

Matthew Malinowski

PwC

Denise Mariotti

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Sean McDougall

MinSec Companies

Mark Schutta

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Stephen Stroup

Drinker Biddle & Reath

Thomas Trullinger

Zurich North America

Richard Webster

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Maryellen White

Exelon Business Services Company

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability