About Us

The Manna staff and dedicated volunteers offer respect and loving care to those who come to the Day Centre. On average, we cater for around 150-180 people per day – mostly men. About 40% of these sleep rough, 25% are in socially rented accommodation and the other 35% are in hostels or staying with friends – March 2015 figs.

NannetteAGMThe Manna Day Centre was founded by Nannette Ffrench and opened to the homeless in 1982. More about our history…

AR12coverThe Centre is based near London Bridge station, about a two minute walk from The Shard. The building is provided rent-free by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark. Every day we serve breakfast and lunch, and provide many other services. More about what we offer…

agm3The Centre is run by Director Bandi Mbubi and 10 paid staff, who work on different days, so that there is cover over the 7 days. The Centre opens at 8.30 am, but the Centre workers need to arrive earlier, to prepare the Centre and breakfast for the clients. Volunteers help in the kitchen. More about our people…

harvest1The Manna Society is a charity. Most of our income comes from donations from individuals and churches and from charitable trusts. We receive 15% of our income from the London Borough of Southwark, who finance some of our Housing and Welfare advice, including our special advice to EU nationals. More about how you can help us…

We are happy to speak at your church or school about helping the homeless and our work.

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