When it comes to donations, Manna House director Laura Kohen says the most recent one is extraordinary.
Manna House is a food and housing charity serving Dodge City. It features a food pantry and currently houses two women and six men. The donation of which Kohen speaks is one made by the Student Nurse Association in the nursing department at Dodge City Community College. In total the association donated 1,041 food items.
According to Lisa Carpenter of Dodge City Community College, the donation stemmed from a contest between first and second level nursing students to see who could raise the most for Manna House. The first level students collected 449 items, while the second level students collected 406 items. Faculty and staff collected the remainder.
Manna House was established in Dodge City in July, 1993. Kohen, who has been with Manna House nearly ten years, said the donation is one of the largest Manna House has seen.
“Everyone here at Manna House is so thankful,” she said.