How it works:
- From November 3 through New Years Day, guests and staff can make donations online
- Donations can be made in denominations of $5.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100.00 or $500.00
- All proceeds go to Project MANA
- Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, the parent company for both resorts, will start off by making a $500 donation on behalf of Squaw Valley and a $500 donation on behalf of Alpine Meadows
Alright everyone! Let's throw some food!
About Project MANA
Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible) is the hunger relief organization serving the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe and Truckee, which includes the coverage of three counties in Northern California and one county in Northern Nevada. Since its inception in July of 1991, Project MANA has responded to the emergency food need of the homeless, the elderly, the homebound, families in need, children and single parents.
The Programs of Project MANA
- Emergency Food Relief -- Weekly food distribution in Truckee, Kings Beach and Incline Village
- Food Express -- Food rescue program in collaboration with local supermarkets and retail vendors
- FACE (Fresh Alternatives Create Empowerment) -- We recruit community volunteers to shop for, deliver groceries to, and assist with other living necessities for our "homebound" clients
- Senior Nutrition -- We work to understand and support the nutrition needs of seniors. Senior Nutrition Questionnaire.
- Nutrition Education -- Project MANA works in collaboration with local elementary schools to supplement existing health curriculums with hands-on nutritional activities
- Fuel For The Holidays -- Provides lunch during the holidays for students enrolled in the federal assisted school lunch program
- Kids Can Cook -- This program teaches "latch key" kids about safety, sanitation, and nutrition in the kitchen
- Dar a Luz -- Provides "learning for life" courses in budgeting, smart shopping, and nutrition, targeting Hispanic women in the community
- Community Gardens -- Two established community gardens in Kings Beach and Truckee that demonstrate the nutritional and economic value of having a garden
Project MANA Facts (FY 2011-2012)
|Emergency food bags distributed to
|Delivered to homebound clients
|Nutrition education & cooking classes taught to
|Thanksgiving baskets provided to
|Rescued from local grocery stores and donated from individuals