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Desert Manna Ministries

The service provision center in Barstow, California supports unhoused and underserved area residents.

Supplying Essential Social Services

Desert Manna Ministries

Desert Manna Ministries' work began in 1987, when the organization opened its first emergency shelter in San Bernardino County for men who were experiencing homelessness or moving through the region. The shelter's name, Desert Manna, was selected in reference to the biblical story of manna, a miraculous food that nourished traveling Israelites during their 40-year journey. Today, the organization offers a plethora of services for adults and children experiencing homelessness and poverty, including emergency shelter provisions, case management, food pantries, and electricity funding assistance. Desert Manna Ministries offers critical support in communities that are struggling with some of San Bernardino's highest poverty, unemployment, and food-insecurity rates.

GRoW Support


General Operating Support