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Adjustments continue to be made to entities throughout Dodge City with stay-at-home orders and social distancing in place.


For the Manna House, its homeless emergency shelter will be closed for the month of April.


"We will work with other local non-profits to try to meet the needs of the homeless for overnight needs," said Manna House director Mike Hoar. "We continue to operate our food pantry Monday through Friday from 2 to 4 p.m."


For anyone needing food assistance, they are asked to call the Manna House ahead of time as well as call when they have arrived at the Manna House.


The Manna House number is 620-227-6707 but will be closed on Good Friday. First Avenue is under construction, but Manna House is still accessible.


"We will fill a food basket and set it outside the pantry for them to pick up," Hoar said. "We are trying to minimize all close contact and still try to meet the needs of families in need of help with food during the stay-at-home order for the COVID-19 virus emergency.


"We have a modest supply of food and we are accepting food donations and cash donations to help us purchase food from the Kansas Foodbank and help cover our operation expenses."


The Manna House has been assisting families and individuals in need since 1993 and is a member of the United Way and is a volunteer-based organization.


If you want to make a monetary donation, they can be mailed directly to the Manna House at 1012 1st Ave. in Dodge City.


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