Donations can be be mailed to: Manna Cafe CI, P.O. Box 1122, Chincoteague VA 23336

Help Us Help Our community

Your donation will enable us to continue serving and delivering free hot lunches to the Chincoteague and surrounding communities every Monday. Your donation will be used to purchase food for the lunches and to provide food for people in need at our "Take Table"

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About Us

Serving A Free Hot Lunch Every Monday


 Manna Cafe CI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2017 by

 Bill & Fran Lytle. 

Our team of loving volunteers serves a free hot nutritious lunch every Monday (11am - 1pm)  in the social hall of CUMC (6253 Church St. Chincoteague). We serve 350-400 guests every Monday.

 We also deliver a free hot lunches to 75  homebound people every Monday.

We served our 1st free hot lunch on January 2, 2017. During 2018, we served  a free hot lunch to 20,000 guests. In 2019, we served 21,500 guests.

At Manna Cafe CI, we serve food, fellowship and love. 

Although the lunch is free, we gratefully accept donations, which are used purchase food. Your donation will be 

a blessing to many! 

"Take Table" Helping People In Need


At Manna Cafe CI, we have a "Take Table" ... a place where we distribute food and toiletries to people in need. The items are distributed based on  family to help them during the week. 

We do this every Monday, so we accept non perishable food donations all year long. Marina Bay Hotel & Suites, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member , here on Chincoteague, is our official food donation drop off point. The hotel is open all year 24/7. So, you can drop off Manna Cafe food donations when it’s most convenient for you. When you’re shopping and see something on sale, please consider purchasing some extra food items and donating them to Manna Cafe ... it will be a blessing to many! 

Food items needed include ... peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, canned spaghetti, tuna, canned chicken, soup, stew, cereal and rice. However, all food items are gratefully accepted. 


Sponsorship Opportunities


Manna Cafe CI offers lunch sponsorships to businesses, organizations, groups and individuals.  

The fee to sponsor a Manna Cafe CI lunch is $300. 

 A lunch sponsorship includes mentions on Facebook and Instagram before and after the sponsored lunch; a long table in the hall to display promotional materials; the opportunity  to have representatives in the hall during the sponsored lunch to chat with our guests; a photo taken of your representatives and posted to Facebook & Instagram; and your logo on the "Our Sponsors" page of the website. 

To discuss a sponsorship and check availabilities,  please contact Fran Lytle 908-812-4857 

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Manna Cafe CI

P. O. Box 1122, Chincoteague VA. 23336

(908) 812-4857


Monday 11am - 1pm

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