The Share the Plate recipient for March is The Maine Association for New Americans (MANA).

MANA is an immigrant-led organization that promotes social & personal empowerment of immigrants in Maine through:

  • Raising awareness of individual and collective trauma and how they affect our lives
  • Expanding people’s resilience building strategies by exploring various resources
  • Providing trauma-aware, multilingual transportation services to address social determinants of health
  • Connecting people with their peers across cultures

MANA was founded in 2012 with a vision to empower immigrants in Maine. Since 2019, the organization has focused primarily on addressing trauma and toxic stress, with an additional focus on COVID testing, education, and support since the start of the pandemic. They have collaborated with multiple partner organizations to complete numerous projects since their founding in an ongoing effort to be truly responsive to the needs of the communities they serve.

Nominated by Julie Harrison.


To make an offering online, you can give via Breeze and choose “Give to Plate”.