AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation


Manna Ministries is extremely honored to have been awarded a grant of $180,000 from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation for a third year, to support our “Heart 2 Heart Initiative”, a program that is focused on reducing the incidence of Cardiovascular Disease in Mississippi.  Mississippi ranks number two in the nation for deaths related heart disease.  This grant will be used to screen, educate, encourage, empower, and create an environment of “I can do this” in program participants. Mississippi health statistics can be changed one person at a time.


Stunning outcome results of participants demonstrate the success of the program.  A total of 649 pounds was lost by 70 participants for an average weight loss of 9.27 pounds. Triglycerides were lowered a total of 2,912 points in 72 persons with average loss of 40 points, while LDL was lowered 1,782 points on 73 participants with average of 24 point loss.  Self care management is a core focus of the program. 

Program is offered free to all adults and children.

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Manna Ministries is honored to receive a grant from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation in the amount of $100,000 for the "Heart 2 Heart Initiative"

Program is free to the public in includes:

Free heart risk screening includes:

* Testing for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar

* Weight and body mass index

* One on one consultation and follow up treatment with a nurse practitioner

Access to program focuses on physical activity, health education, which includes:

* Walking, low impact  exercises

* Healthy meal planning, shopping, best practices for nutrition for chronic


* Managing stress, controlling eating triggers

* Education on risk factors and how they  affect your heart

* Support groups on how to make small lifestyle changes, and group session on

   how to sustain a healthy Lifestyle

* Support groups on overcoming barriers to your success.

For more information please contact Manna Ministries program coordinator at 601-916-8191

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 Head to Heart After Schooling Tutoring Program



Manna Ministries is honored to be awarded a $35,000 grant in support of our "Head & Heart".


Head to Heart is an after-school mentoring program for children so they are reading on grade level by the end of the 3rd grade.  Intended result: Elementary students are prepared to succeed in later grades.


For more information call us or click on the contact us tab and email us.


The tutoring program is made possible in part by United Way of South Mississippi. Give to Manna Ministires through your employer to the Combined Federal Campaign, our CFC #41287.


Manna Ministries Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and volunteer organization and all qualified applicants to all of our programs and/or employment will receive consideration for eligibility into such programs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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