Manna operates three pantries in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties: the Main Pantry in Pensacola, plus pantries in Milton and Jay. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we are able to offer Emergency Food Assistance to those in need.
To learn more about how to receive assistance, please call us at 850-432-2053.
Manna provides service to everyone from low-income families, single parents, senior citizens, unemployed individuals, disabled veterans, working poor, and anyone else needing emergency food assistance. Based on availability, Manna provides grocery bags packed using USDA Standards for a Healthy Diet to everyone, regardless of their race, color, or religion.
Service is by appointment only at the Main Pantry. At the Jay and Milton pantries, service is on first come, first serve basis.
For anyone over 18 years old, you will need to bring a picture ID as well as a social security card. For anyone under 18, you will need a social security card or birth certificate. If you do not have the items listed, please contact us so that we can work with you to figure out if you have another adequate document that you could bring instead.
You will need to call us at (850) 432-2053 to schedule an appointment for service. When you arrive to your scheduled appointment, you will be greeted by our client registration volunteer who will sign you in and ask you to be seated in our lobby until a client interviewer is available. When you are called back to sit with an interviewer, he or she will ask for your picture ID as well as your social security card and any other documentation you brought for the other individuals in your household whom we are serving. The interviewer will ask a brief series of questions. After your interview is over, the client registration volunteer will direct you to the pantry where you will then receive your food.
We provide a five-day supply of food for each person qualified to receive service. Most of the food is nonperishable canned and dry goods, although fresh food is offered when available. Our bags include food from all five major food groups.
Yes, service is not based on employment but rather need.
Generally, no, although in rare cases if it is arranged by MANNA staff we will allow someone else to pick up food on your behalf with the necessary documentation.
Our Main Pantry is located at 116 E. Gonzalez Street, Pensacola, FL 32501.
For assistance, please call our office at (850) 432-2053.
You may receive help from MANNA a maximum of 2 – 4 times a year.
You will always receive a five-day supply of food using USDA Standards for a Healthy Diet. However, you may not always receive the same items as we pack the bags based on what is donated to our pantry.
During your interview to qualify for service, our volunteer will ask you a number of questions including details about your income and expense.
MANNA does not provide any other forms of assistance. However, we recommend that you call 2-1-1, United Way’s 24/7 First Call for Help service to learn about other resources available to assist you. The alternative number for 2-1-1 is (850) 595-5905.
By appointment only.
Call (850) 432-2053
to make appointment.
116 East Gonzalez St.
First come first serve.
Monday: 10am - Noon
Friday: Noon - 4pm
Community of Christ Church
110 Raymond Hobbs Rd.
Manna is a local grassroots organization fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. We provide groceries directly to individuals and families in need. • Our services are all offered free of charge. We receive no government funding and have no national affiliation. Most of our funding comes from individuals, foundations, faith-based organizations, corporations, and businesses. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused and volunteer supported. • We believe every person has a right to live free of hunger and to be treated with respect and dignity.