opinion The Leaf-Chronicle Published 5:51 PM EDT Sep 13, 2019 It’s amazing what a community can do when it pulls together in a time of need. Just a few weeks ago, Manna Cafe found itself in a tight spot. The nonprofit that feeds many of the hungry in Clarksville was planning a move to its new Manna Village location at 605 Providence Blvd. But things changed at their Franklin Street location, and instead of having a year to move out, they had only one month. In light of Manna’s immediate need — and as part of a community support campaign for Manna being named 2019 Readers Choice Favorite Local Social Services Agency — for the last several weeks, The Leaf-Chronicle has helped publicize what needs to be done. That included everything from carpentry to moving trucks; from volunteers lifting boxes to the donation of an air conditioner. And you responded. Manna Cafe is now closed down on Franklin Street, and Manna Village is ready to open starting Monday, Sept. 16. “Manna Café would like to extend their deepest thanks to the countless local churches and organizations, along with their staff and many volunteers, who made possible the transition to the Manna Village these past six weeks,” Victoria York… Read full this story
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