Our History

Our HistoryFounded in 2006, Master’s Manna, Inc. has worked with thousands of individuals and families in need.  The operation as a food pantry and clothes closet began in the basement of the Wallingford Church of the Nazarene in 600 sq. ft. on December 6, 2006.

By December of 2007, Master’s Manna relocated to a larger facility to meet the demand of our community.  316 North Colony Road, Wallingford became our second home.  Located on Route 5, many individuals were able to walk or take the bus. The food pantry and clothes closet expanded to include a soup kitchen, small community garden, vocational training and a recognized community service site.

Former Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell began her “Care and Share” campaign at Master’s Manna in 2008.

In April of 2009, we relocated to our current location at 46 North Plains Industrial Road in Wallingford, CT.  This 6100 sq. ft. space enables Master’s Manna fulfill our mission and vision, as previously mentioned.

The Town of Wallingford recognizes Master’s Manna, Inc. as a “Lead Agency.” Our success can be measured in number of volunteers who currently or have previously required our provided services. Our collaboration partnerships continue to grow as unmet needs of our clients are identified. Master’s Manna, Inc. has matured into a “one-stop-shop” as well as a “safe haven” serving families and individuals in the greater Wallingford/Meriden community.

In January 2015 Master’s Manna secured a 5 year lease enlarging our footprint at our current location from 6,100 sq. ft. to 11,600 sq. ft. This allocation of much needed space is in direct correlation to the number of individuals seeking access to services that were established in 2010.