Our Programs

food pantryFood Pantry

Monday 3 pm ~ 6 pm
Tuesday 9 am ~ 1 pm
Wednesday 3 pm ~ 7 pm
Thursday 9 am ~ 1 pm

Our Food Pantry is “Shopper Friendly” where “shoppers” are able to select the food most needed in their household. There is always a variety of food choices from fresh produce, breads, dairy products, meat, fish, etc. The selections change day to day as donations arrive.

We ask all households wishing to utilize this food pantry to register by providing proof of residency and identification for each person living in the household. Homeless individuals need not provide address but we do ask for town of last permanent address. EVERYONE shops by appointment, and only after being registered.

Acceptable IDs are any photo ID, birth certificates, passports, crib card, social security card or State ID.

No one is turned away from receiving food, however, if an individual lives outside of the greater Wallingford/Meriden community there will be 3 shopping opportunities during which time all attempts will be made to locate resources closer to the individual’s home.

Our Meriden “shoppers” MUST utilize a Meriden food pantry BEFORE coming to Master’s Manna and MUST bring a letter from the Meriden food pantry stating food was received. Visits to this food pantry are limited to every other week.

All other “shoppers” have access to the Food Pantry on a weekly basis.


family dining centerFamily Dining Center

WELCOME and please come HUNGRY!

The Family Dining Center is open to serve our guests every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm, and on Wednesday 3:00pm to 7:00pm. There are no restrictions on number of times visited during the week or place of residence. The meals are hearty, diverse and always freshly prepared in our licensed kitchen.

Master's Manna marketMaster’s Manna Market

The Market at Master’s Manna is exactly that!

There is an abundance of clothing, housewares, toys, personal hygiene items, school supplies, collectables, necessities and some things that just make you smile for selection. Variety, sizes, amount and availability of items change daily.

The Market is open Monday and Wednesday by appointment, unless in the event of an emergency.

Laundry & Shower

Master’s Manna is equipped with one shower and an industrial washer and dryer.

Shower and laundry facilities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can not be used during Family Dining Center hours as the hot water is required for the kitchen.

Two loads of laundry may be done each week. Laundry detergent is provided.

Showers are limited to once per day. Towels, washcloths and personal hygiene items are available.

community health centerCommunity Health Center

For those individuals that are homeless, near-homeless, have no or little insurance and are in need of a medical home CHC is here to assist. Appointments made be made for any Thursday from 8:30am to 12:30pm. This is NOT a walk-in clinic or emergency clinic. This point of service will become your “medical home” as Dr. Patel and staff become your primary care givers. Please call 203.678.3042 to make a Thursday appointment.


Vocational & Educational Training

At Master’s Manna there is no shortage of skills that may beicet
obtained or honed. Currently there are stellar individuals from:

  • Venture Academy
  • Ben Haven School
  • High Roads Academy
  • I.C.E.-T. Program Lyman Hall
  • Alternative Incarceration
  • R.E.M.
  • ACES
  • ARC

Areas of learning and training include and are not limited to:

  • Food prep
  • Data entry
  • Record keeping
  • Inventory control
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Merchandising
  • Housekeeping
  • Sorting and hanging clothing
  • Quality control
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Budgeting
  • Job interview role playing
  • Socially acceptable behaviors

Home Delivery

Please call (203) 678-3042 if you require this service.

Households in Wallingford are welcomed to use this service. Food home delivery boxes are prepared every Friday morning by the I.C.E.-T. Students from Lyman Hall. Throughout the day Ben Haven students pick-up the food and delivery it to our homebound friends.

An interview and a home visit will be conducted prior to sending students into the home with food.

This service can be short term for those recovering from an illness or injury as an example. This service can also be on a more permanent basis.