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Tickets and sponsorships available now for Manna’s 2024 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl fundraiser

Pensacola, FL (January 19, 2024) – Tickets and event sponsorship are now available for the 2024 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl – Manna Food Bank’s only major annual fundraiser. This unique event with an artsy twist that features the work of local artists and the fare of local vendors will be held on Friday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m., at the Lou Ross Center of Pensacola State College.

Help Krewe of Lafitte Pack the Pirate Ship with food donations for Manna on December 15!

Pensacola, FL (December 13, 2023) – The fourth annual Pack the Pirate Ship food drive – presented by Krewe of Lafitte and benefitting Manna Food Bank – will be held on Friday, December 15, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The general public is invited to participate by donating nonperishable food items and financial gifts that will be used to provide food assistance to children, senior citizens, veterans, families, and individuals in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties through Manna’s pantry and community programs.

Fill the Mayflower 2023 food drive raises more than 47,000 healthy meals for neighbors in need!

Pensacola, FL (November 20, 2023) – The 16th Annual Fill the Mayflower food and funds drive – presented by Coastal Moving and Storage and benefitting Manna Food Bank – was a success, raising the equivalent of more than 47,000 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties! Food collected during Fill the Mayflower at Cordova Mall will be distributed through Manna’s pantry and 17 food security programs in the two-county area.

The 16th Annual Fill the Mayflower food drive is November 17!

Pensacola, FL (October 25, 2023) – The 16th Annual Fill the Mayflower food and funds drive – presented by Coastal Moving & Storage and benefitting Manna Food Bank – is November 17th. The public is invited to help Fill the Mayflower truck this Thanksgiving season with healthy food for children, families, senior citizens, veterans, and individuals in need right here in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Main Street Properties Sets Goal of Raising 12,000 Pounds of Food for Manna

Pensacola, FL (October 23, 2023) – The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Main Street Properties annual food drive for Manna is happening now through October 31. The public is invited to help the real estate team reach their goal of raising 12,000 pounds of healthy nonperishable food for children, families, senior citizens, veterans, and individuals in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

PensaCan 2023 pushes total event contributions past 75,000-meal mark; award winners named

Pensacola, FL (October 5, 2023) – PensaCan 2023 was a success, raising the equivalent of 19,261 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties through donations of food and funds to Manna. In total, the event has now provided more than 77,310 healthy meals to the hungry since its start in 2009!

AIA Florida Northwest partners with Manna for PensaCan 2023

Pensacola, FL (September 20, 2023) – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest is partnering with Manna again for this year’s PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope. PensaCan is a competition where architectural firms and community amateurs create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures at Cordova Mall, all food is then donated to Manna for distribution to the hungry of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

ZIPS Car Wash Teams Up with Manna Food Bank to Kickoff Hunger Action Month

Pensacola, FL – (August 24, 2023) – Join ZIPS Car Wash on Sunday, August 27th from 12pm to 2pm as they kick off Hunger Action Month with a food drive to support Manna Food Bank. Bring in your non-perishable food items and get your vehicle looking great with ZIPS new HD Glaze in the Premier Wash package available now at all Pensacola area locations. ZIPS will donate 50% of every car wash purchased on August 27th at ZIPS Car Wash in Pace, located at 4254 Woodbine Road. Cat Country’s Cat Pack will be on site during the event, along with local food truck, Who Cut the Cheese, making this a one stop shop for you to support your local community.

AIA Florida Northwest’s PensaCan 2023 now accepting build team registrations and sponsors

Pensacola, FL (July 24, 2023) – Build team registrations and sponsors are being accepted now for PensaCan 2023 – an event led by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest to fight hunger in our community. This year, PensaCan will take place September 21 through September 29. Teams are strongly encouraged to register now, though teams will be accepted through September 1.

Local first responders raise 30,750 healthy meals during 2023 Donut Strike for Manna

Pensacola, FL (June 27, 2023) – Local law enforcement and fire departments teamed up again to fight hunger. During the 2023 Donut Strike for Manna, eight agencies across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties collected food and funds, raising the equivalent of 30,750 healthy meals for hungry neighbors in need served by Manna Food Bank. This year’s event brings first responders’ total contributions since 2017 to more than 160,000 healthy meals for children and families in need!

Donut Strike for Manna food and funds drive starts Wednesday

Pensacola, FL (June 19, 2023) – Local law enforcement and fire departments are running to the rescue once more —teaming up again to fight hunger. These brave men and women are going on strike against the disc-shaped delicacies this Wednesday, June 21 through Friday, June 23 to encourage the community to fight local hunger by supporting Manna. They won’t give in until truckloads of nutritious food has been donated to the cause.

Donut Strike for Manna food and funds drive slated for June 21-23

Pensacola, FL (June 12, 2023) – Local law enforcement and fire departments are running to the rescue once more —teaming up again to fight hunger. These brave men and women are going on strike against the disc-shaped delicacies from Wednesday, June 21 through Friday, June 23 to encourage the community to fight local hunger by supporting Manna. They won’t give in until truckloads of nutritious food has been donated to the cause.

Nearly 200,000 pounds of food collected during the 2023 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Pensacola, FL (June 5, 2023) – Thanks to generous community donations and the hard work of local letter carriers, more than 191,000 pounds of food was collected on May 13th during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 2023 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to benefit neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Manna’s 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl raises more than $63,300 to feed the hungry

Pensacola, FL (March 22, 2023) – The 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl raised more than $63,300 for Manna Food Bank – the most ever raised in the event’s history – thanks to the generosity of several local sponsors, artists, restaurants/food vendors, donors, and event attendees. Money raised will provide the equivalent of 38,030 healthy meals for hungry neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Manna’s 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl fundraiser is less than two weeks away

Pensacola, FL (March 6, 2023) – Manna Food Bank’s only major annual fundraiser is less than two weeks away, and discounted pre-sale tickets are available now on the local nonprofit’s website. The Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl is a unique event with an artsy twist that features the work of local artists and the fare of local vendors. The 2023 event will be held on Friday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m., at the Lou Ross Center of Pensacola State College.

11th Annual Rotarians Against Hunger event provides thousands of meals for Manna

Pensacola, FL (March 1, 2023) – Rotary Clubs of Northwest Florida joined Manna Food Bank in the fight against hunger for the 11th Annual Rotarians Against Hunger event on February 25. Rotarians packed approximately 40,500 lentil casserole meals for neighbors in need served through Manna’s pantry and food security programs.

Tickets available now for Manna’s 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl fundraiser

Pensacola, FL (February 2, 2023) – Tickets are now available to the general public for the 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl – Manna Food Bank’s only major annual fundraiser. This unique event with an artsy twist that features the work of local artists and the fare of local vendors will be held on Friday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m., at the Lou Ross Center of Pensacola State College.

All Krewe Food Drive Weigh-in Day at Manna Food Bank slated for Feb. 5

Pensacola, FL (January 30, 2023) – The Krewe of Sparta’s 12th Annual All Krewe Humanitarian Award Food Drive Challenge will culminate in a weigh-in day held at Manna Food Bank on Sunday, February 5, from Noon to 4pm. Several Pensacola Mardi Gras krewes have been collecting food donations for months to compete in the challenge. The food drive benefits the hungry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties served by Manna Food Bank.

Allen Turner Hyundai and Hyundai Motor America donations surpass the quarter-million-meal mark for Manna Food Bank

Pensacola, FL (January 26, 2023) – Allen Turner Hyundai recently presented Manna with a $54,098 contribution to feed hungry neighbors in need. Hyundai Motor America added to the local dealership’s gift with a $22,500 donation. Their combined contributions and years of support have provided the equivalent of more than 254,700 healthy meals for children, senior citizens, veterans, families, and individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties!

Manna Food Bank seeking sponsors for the 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl fundraiser

Pensacola, FL (January 18, 2023) – Manna is seeking sponsors for the 2023 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl – the nonprofit’s only annual major fundraiser. The Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl is a unique fundraiser with an artsy twist! It will be held on Friday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m., at the Lou Ross Center of Pensacola State College.

Help Krewe of Lafitte Pack the Pirate Ship with food donations for Manna on December 16!

Pensacola, FL (December 2, 2022) – The third annual Pack the Pirate Ship food drive – presented by Krewe of Lafitte and benefitting Manna Food Bank – will be held on Friday, December 16, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The general public is invited to participate by donating nonperishable food items and financial gifts that will be used to provide food assistance to children, senior citizens, veterans, families, and individuals in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties through Manna’s pantry and community programs.

Fill the Mayflower 2022 food drive raises 80,000 healthy meals for neighbors in need!

Pensacola, FL (November 23, 2022) – The 15th Annual Fill the Mayflower food and funds drive – presented by Coastal Moving and Storage and benefitting Manna Food Bank – was a success, raising the equivalent of 80,000 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties! Food collected during Fill the Mayflower at Cordova Mall – Manna’s largest multi-day food drive of the year – will be distributed through Manna’s pantry and food security programs in the two-county area.

The 15th Annual Fill the Mayflower food drive begins Monday, November 21!

Pensacola, FL (November 18, 2022) – The 15th Annual Fill the Mayflower food and funds drive – presented by Coastal Moving & Storage and benefitting Manna Food Bank – begins Monday, November 21st and continues through November 22nd. The public is invited to help Fill the Mayflower truck this Thanksgiving season with healthy food for children, families, senior citizens, and individuals in need right here in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

The 15th Annual Fill the Mayflower food drive is November 21 and 22!

Pensacola, FL (November 7, 2022) – The 15th Annual Fill the Mayflower food and funds drive – presented by Coastal Moving & Storage and benefitting Manna Food Bank – is November 21st and 22nd. The public is invited to help Fill the Mayflower truck this Thanksgiving season with healthy food for children, families, senior citizens, and individuals in need right here in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Manna Night at the Pensacola Interstate Fair is Oct. 26

Pensacola, FL (October 20, 2022) – Manna Night at the Pensacola Interstate Fair is Wednesday, October 26. Fairgoers are asked to bring nonperishable food donations to benefit the hungry served by Manna Food Bank in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. In exchange for a donation of three canned-good food items, each person will receive $3 off adult admission all night long.

Publix Charities awards $12,500 grant to Manna Food Bank

Pensacola, FL (October 14, 2022) – Publix Super Markets Charities recently awarded a $12,500 grant to Manna Food Bank in support of its programs and partnerships in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The grant will fund the equivalent of 7,500 healthy meals that will be distributed to children, seniors, and families in Northwest Florida.

PensaCan 2022 pushes total event contributions past 50,000-meal mark; award winners named

Pensacola, FL (October 12, 2022) – PensaCan 2022 was a success, raising the equivalent of 16,820 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties through donations of food and funds to Manna. In total, the event has now provided more than 58,050 healthy meals to the hungry since its start in 2009!

PensaCan 2022 kicks off Thursday!

Pensacola, FL (September 27, 2022) – PensaCan 2022 kicks off this Thursday, September 29! The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest is partnering with Manna again for this year’s PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope. PensaCan is a competition where architectural firms and community amateurs create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures at Cordova Mall, all food is then donated to Manna for distribution to the hungry of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

AIA Florida Northwest partners with Manna for PensaCan 2022

Pensacola, FL (September 9, 2022) – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest is partnering with Manna again for this year’s PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope. PensaCan is a competition where architectural firms and community amateurs create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures at Cordova Mall, all food is then donated to Manna for distribution to the hungry of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Take action for Manna in the fight against hunger during Hunger Action Month

Pensacola, FL (September 7, 2022) – September is Hunger Action Month, a time dedicated to taking action in the fight against hunger. Manna Food Bank, a local grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, joins the Hunger Action Month campaign to inspire people to take action and bring awareness to the local hunger crisis.

AIA Florida Northwest’s PensaCan 2022 now accepting build team registrations

Pensacola, FL (August 9, 2022) – Build team registrations are being accepted now for PensaCan 2022 – an event led by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest to fight hunger in our community. This year PensaCan will take place September 29 through October 7. Teams are strongly encouraged to register in August, though teams will be accepted through September 9.

Local first responders raise 32,000 healthy meals during 2022 Donut Strike for Manna

Pensacola, Fla. (July 8, 2022) – Local law enforcement and fire departments teamed up again to fight hunger. During the 2022 Donut Strike for Manna, seven agencies across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties collected food and funds, raising the equivalent of 32,694 healthy meals for hungry neighbors in need served by Manna Food Bank. This year’s event pushed first responders’ total contributions since 2017 over the 100,000-meal mark, to nearly 130,000 healthy meals for children and families in need!

Letter Carriers’ 30th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is May 14

Pensacola, FL (May 13, 2022) – Residents in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are encouraged to fill their Stamp Out Hunger bags with healthy, nonperishable food donations today, and leave them by their mailbox tomorrow, Saturday, May 14 for pick-up by their letter carrier in support of the 30th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Donations stay local and benefit the children, senior citizens, veterans, families, and individuals served by Manna Food Bank and other local pantries.

Manna’s 2022 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl raises more than $53,000 to feed the hungry

Pensacola, FL (March 29, 2022) – The 2022 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl raised more than $53,000 for Manna Food Bank – the most ever raised in the event’s history – thanks to the generosity of several local sponsors, artists, restaurants/vendors, donors, and event attendees. Money raised will provide the equivalent of more than 32,000 healthy meals for hungry neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Manna’s 2022 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl event is Friday, March 25

Pensacola, FL (March 22, 2022) – The 2022 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl – Manna Food Bank’s annual fundraiser – will be held this Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m., at the Lou Ross Center of Pensacola State College. This unique taste-testing event with an artsy twist raises funds for Manna to carry out its mission of feeding the hungry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Manna Food Bank and Rotary team up to fight hunger on March 12

Pensacola, FL (March 10, 2022) – Rotary Clubs of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties will once again join Manna in the fight against hunger on Saturday, March 12. Rotarians Against Hunger is a project of the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP) that launched in 2012. The 10th Annual Rotarians Against Hunger service project will create more than 20,000 meals that will be donated to Manna for distribution through Manna’s pantry and programs in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Tickets available for Manna's 2022 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl event

Pensacola, FL (March 2, 2022) – Tickets are available now for Manna Food Bank’s annual fundraiser, the 2022 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl. This unique taste-testing event with an artsy twist raises funds for Manna to carry out its mission of feeding the hungry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Each pre-sale ticket sold at $40 provides 24 healthy meals for neighbors in need!

Enterprise Holdings Foundation surpasses the 50,000-meal mark for Manna

Pensacola, FL (February 23, 2022) – The Enterprise Holdings Foundation recently made a more than $14,000 contribution to Manna Food Bank, Inc., pushing their total giving over the 50,000-meals-donated mark. Meals, in the form of nonperishable groceries, are provided to neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties at no charge through Manna’s emergency food assistance pantry and 17 specialty programs with 22 community partners.

International Paper Foundation awards Manna $4,000 grant

Pensacola, FL (February 18, 2022) – The International Paper Foundation recently awarded Manna Food Bank a $4,000 grant in support of its Healthy Kids Initiative. Manna’s Healthy Kids Initiative is a group of programs and partnerships designed to provide greater access to healthy food for our community’s children and to collaborate with organizations that offer additional services for children so that the impact of Manna’s support is greater.

All Krewe Food Drive Weigh-in Day at Manna Food Bank slated for Feb. 20

Pensacola, FL (February 18, 2022) – The Krewe of Sparta’s 11th Annual All Krewe Humanitarian Award Food Drive Challenge will culminate in a weigh-in day held at Manna Food Bank on Sunday, February 20, from 1-5pm. Several Pensacola Mardi Gras krewes have been collecting food donations for months to compete in the challenge. The food drive benefits the hungry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties served by Manna Food Bank.

Krewe of SWAT will hold food drive for Manna on Feb. 12 at Maserati dealership

Pensacola, FL (February 8, 2022) – Krewe of SWAT (Saints With Aggressive Tendencies) will host a drive-through food drive for Manna Food Bank on Saturday, February 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Step One Automotive’s Maserati dealership, 5600 Pensacola Boulevard, Pensacola.

Manna Food Bank seeking sponsors for the 2022 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl fundraiser

Pensacola, FL (January 24, 2022) – Manna is seeking sponsors for the 2022 Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl – the nonprofit’s only annual major fundraiser. The Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl is a unique fundraiser with an artsy twist! It will be held on Friday, March 25, from 6-8 p.m., at the Lou Ross Center of Pensacola State College.

Allen Turner Hyundai employees’ donations surpass the 200,000-meal mark for Manna

Pensacola, FL (December 15, 2021) – Allen Turner Hyundai recently presented a check to Manna for $72,500, bringing their total contributions to more than $348,000 – the equivalent of more than 208,700 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Help Krewe of Lafitte Pack the Pirate Ship with non-perishable food for Manna December 17!

Pensacola, FL (December 7, 2021) –This holiday season Krewe of Lafitte, Astro Lincoln, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, WKRG News 5, and Manna Food Pantries invite the public to Pack the Pirate Ship with healthy nonperishable food donations for our neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The iconic ship parade floats will be ready to collect donations for the Pack the Pirate Ship food drive on Friday, December 17, 2021, from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Astro Lincoln in car city, 6350 Pensacola Boulevard, Pensacola and at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium, 351 West Cedar Street, Pensacola.

Fill the Mayflower 2021 food drive raises 105,000 healthy meals for neighbors in need!

Pensacola, FL (November 23, 2021) – The Northwest Florida community united in the fight against hunger right before Thanksgiving for Manna’s largest food drive of the year, Fill the Mayflower. Generous donors brought food and funds to support Manna Food Bank. Donations from the two-day event will provide 105,000 healthy meals to neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Fill the Mayflower is made possible by Coastal Moving & Storage, Cat Country 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3, and WEAR Channel 3 News.

Manna Food Bank to benefit from Pensacola EggFest

Pensacola, FL (November 11, 2021) – Pensacola EggFest is not just the biggest and best BBQ party in Pensacola, it’s good food for a good cause. Backyard cooks and professional chefs from near and far will be grilling up food to raise funds for fantastic local charities including Manna.

Get Ready to Fill the Mayflower with Manna November 22 and 23!

Pensacola, FL (November 2, 2021) –Thanksgiving is around the corner, and that means it’s time to Fill the Mayflower truck for Manna Food Bank with healthy food for children, families, senior citizens, and individuals in need right here in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Coastal Moving & Storage, Cat Country 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3, WEAR ABC 3 News, and Manna invite the public to donate nonperishable food items to Fill the Mayflower, Monday, November 22, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, November 23, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the 9th Avenue side of Cordova Mall, between Red Lobster and Chili's, across from Sacred Heart Hospital.

Manna Night at the Fair is October 25

In partnership with the Pensacola Interstate Fair, Manna is pleased to announce Manna’s Night at the Fair Food Drive. When fair-goers donate at least three cans of nonperishable food to Manna representatives on-site on Monday, they will receive a discount coupon. The discount coupon can be used at the Pensacola Interstate Fair ticket booth for $2 off regular price adult admission on October 25.

Manna and AIA Florida Northwest announce the 2021 PensaCan Award Winners

Last week, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest partnered with Manna again for this year’s PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope. PensaCan is a competition where architectural firms and community amateurs create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures at Cordova Mall, all food structures were donated to Manna for distribution to the hungry of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Publix Charities awards $15,000 grant to Manna Food Bank

Pensacola, FL (September 17, 2021) – Publix Super Markets Charities recently awarded a $15,000 grant to Manna Food Bank in support of its programs and partnerships in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The grant will fund the equivalent of 9,000 healthy meals that will be distributed to children, seniors, and families in Northwest Florida.

Manna expands Tummy Bundles child nutrition program

Pensacola, FL (September 14, 2021) – This schoolyear, Manna Food Bank, Inc. is expanding its reach to food insecure students in Escambia County through the Tummy Bundles program. The program is run in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.

Manna Food Bank recognizes Hunger Action Month in September

Pensacola, FL (September 1, 2021) – For Hunger Action Month this September, Manna Food Bank, along with countless other food banks and pantries across the nation, invites our communities’ citizens to learn about food insecurity and to take action for lasting change.

AIA Florida Northwest’s PensaCan 2021 now accepting build team registrations

Pensacola, FL (August 9, 2021) – Build team registrations are being accepted now for PensaCan 2021 – an event led by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest to fight hunger in our community. This year’s event will take place September 30 through October 8. Teams are strongly encouraged to register in August, though teams will be accepted through September 10.

Manna receives $15,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities

Pensacola, FL – Publix Super Markets Charities awarded a $15,000 grant to Manna Food Bank in support of Manna’s programs and partnerships in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The grant has funded the equivalent of 9,000 healthy meals distributed in 2020 and 2021 to children, seniors, and families.

Manna Food Bank to recognize volunteers’ contributions through COVID-19 crisis at luncheon and award ceremony

Manna Food Bank will recognize several volunteers whose contributions carried the food bank through the COVID-19 crisis. Five volunteers will be honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award, and one retiring volunteer will be presented with the prestigious President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The President’s Volunteer Service Award was founded by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003. The recognition luncheon and award ceremony will feature acknowledgements by Mayor Grover Robinson and Manna Board President Hank Carlstrom, and a presentation by Manna Executive Director DeDe Flounlacker.

One year later, Manna Food Bank highlights impact and changes due to COVID-19

Pensacola, FL (April 1, 2021) - One year ago today, Manna’s administrative team packed up went home to work. Just two warehouse staff members and fewer than a dozen volunteers remained on-site to ensure Manna’s food distributions continued as the need for assistance grew in our community.

Accepting participants now for All Krewe Humanitarian Award Food Drive Challenge benefitting Manna

Pensacola, FL (January 20, 2021) – The Krewe of Sparta is holding its 10th Annual All Krewe Humanitarian Award Food Drive Challenge now through February 4th, and is encouraging all Pensacola Mardi Gras Krewes to participate. The food drive benefits the hungry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties served by Manna Food Bank.

Pack the Pirate Ship food drive for Manna slated for December 21

Pensacola, FL (December 16, 2020) – Krewe of Lafitte, Allen Turner Hyundai, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, and Manna Food Bank invite the public to Pack the Pirate Ship with healthy, nonperishable food for our neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Pack the Pirate Ship will be held Monday, December 21, 2020, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Allen Turner Hyundai’s previous location, 6000 Pensacola Boulevard (please enter through the Airport Boulevard entrance), and at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium, 351 West Cedar Street, both in Pensacola.

2020 Fill the Mayflower food drive provides more than 130,000 meals for neighbors in need

Pensacola, FL (November 25, 2020) – The Northwest Florida community generously donated food and funds during the 2020 Fill the Mayflower food drive. The area’s largest multi-day food drive, Fill the Mayflower supports the operations of Manna Food Pantries. Donations from the two-day event will provide more than 130,000 meals to neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The event is made possible by Coastal Moving & Storage, Cat Country 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3, and WEAR Ch. 3 News.

AIA Florida Northwest partners with Manna for PensaCan 2020

Pensacola, FL (November 9, 2020) – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest will partner with Manna again this year for PensaCan: Demolish Hunger, Design Hope. When held during normal times, it is a competition where architectural firms and community amateurs create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures and voting, all food is then donated to Manna for distribution to the hungry of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Cox donates $50,000 to Manna for Hurricane Sally recovery

Pensacola, FL (November 6, 2020) – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive recently came together to support local nonprofits that provide assistance to families in the Gulf Coast recovering from Hurricane Sally. Manna Food Bank was awarded a $50,000 grant through the James M. Cox Foundation that will support local families as they continue to rebuild their lives following the storm. United Way of West Florida also received a $50,000 grant.

Fill the Mayflower food drive for Manna slated for November 23rd and 24th

Pensacola, FL (November 4, 2020) – It’s time to Fill the Mayflower! Coastal Moving & Storage, Cat Country 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3, WEAR Ch. 3 News and Manna invite the community to help Fill the Mayflower truck the week of Thanksgiving with healthy food for families and children in need. Fill the Mayflower will be held Monday, Nov. 23 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cordova Mall on the 9th Avenue side across from Sacred Heart Hospital.

Manna receives $25,000 grant from Gulf Power Foundation

Pensacola, FL (October 16, 2020) – Manna Food Bank, Inc. recently received a $25,000 grant from Gulf Power Foundation to support Manna’s Hurricane Sally recovery efforts.

Hunger Stops Here fundraiser will benefit Manna and local businesses

Pensacola, FL (October 1, 2020) – Manna Food Bank, Inc. has made changes to the format of their annual fundraiser, and it’s designed to benefit both the nonprofit and local businesses this year. The Hunger Stops Here fundraiser will feature the handcrafted bowls that are typically available at the Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl event in early September. But this year, supporters can purchase the one-of-a-kind bowls at various locations throughout Northwest Florida where local businesses will have a featured item to complement each bowl sale.

Manna receives $25,000 grant from Truist

Manna Food Bank Inc. recently received a $25,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation as part of its Truist Cares* initiative to support Manna’s Hurricane Sally response and recovery efforts.

Manna receives $15,000 grant from Truist

Pensacola, FL (August 24, 2020) – Manna Food Bank Inc. recently received a $15,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation as part of its Truist Cares* initiative to support Manna’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

Florida Blue donates $40,000 to the Manna Cares Campaign

Pensacola, FL (July 17, 2020) – In support of Manna’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, Florida Blue has made two contributions to the Manna Cares Campaign – a fundraiser benefitting Manna Food Bank – totaling $40,000. Florida Blue has committed more than $7 million to COVID-19 community investments across the state to provide access to testing and health care, food security and other essential needs.

Bear Family Foundation donates $50,000 to the Manna Cares Campaign

Pensacola, FL (May 14, 2020) – The Bear Family Foundation together with Bud Light Seltzer recently made a $50,000 contribution to the Manna Cares Campaign – a fundraiser benefitting Manna Food Bank. The family foundation, which has supported Manna’s mission for several years, made the gift in support of Manna’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

Escambia and Santa Rosa County credit unions unite in support of Manna Cares Campaign

Pensacola, FL (May 11, 2020) – Eight Escambia and Santa Rosa County credit unions have made a collective $57,500 contribution to the Manna Cares Campaign – a fundraiser benefitting Manna Food Bank. Gulf Winds Credit Union, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Harvesters Federal Credit Union, Members First Credit Union of Florida, My Pensacola Credit Union, Santa Rosa County Federal Credit Union, Central Credit Union of Florida, and Gulf Power Company Employees Credit Union made the gift in support of Manna’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

Manna and Rotary team up to fight hunger on February 22

Pensacola, FL (February 18, 2020) – Rotary Clubs of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will once again join Manna in the fight against hunger on Saturday, February 22. Rotary Against Hunger is a project of the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP) that launched in 2012. The 9th Annual Rotary Against Hunger service project will create more than 50,000 meals that will be donated to Manna for distribution through Manna’s programs and pantries in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Allen Turner Hyundai employees’ donations surpass the 100,000-meal mark for Manna

Pensacola, FL (January 28, 2020) – Allen Turner and the employees of Allen Turner Hyundai recently presented a check to Manna, as they do annually, bringing their total donations since 2012 to more than $185,000. Their donations are the equivalent of more than 110,000 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Accepting participants now for 2020 Souper Bowl Sunday benefiting Manna

Pensacola, FL (January 14, 2020) – On Sunday, February 2, Manna will host the 2020 Souper Bowl of Caring at Manna Food Pantries, 3030 North E Street. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national event set to use the energy surrounding The Super Bowl to engage communities in the fight against hunger. Food and financial gifts received during the event will be used to provide meals to feed neighbors in need through Manna’s pantries and programs in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Fill the Mayflower 2019 provides 90,000 meals for neighbors in need

Pensacola, FL (November 27, 2019) – The Northwest Florida community generously donated food and funds during the 2019 Fill the Mayflower event. The area’s largest multi-day food drive, Fill the Mayflower supports the operations of Manna Food Pantries. Donations from Fill the Mayflower will provide 90,000 meals to neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The event is made possible by Coastal Moving and Storage, Cat Country 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3/AM 1620, and WEAR Ch. 3 News.

The Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl raised more than $40,000 for Manna to feed the hungry

Pensacola, Fl. (September 16, 2019) – The Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl raised more than $40,000 for Manna thanks to the generosity of several local sponsors, artists, restaurants/vendors, donors, and event attendees. The money raised will provide more than 24,000 meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

The Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl event on September 6 will benefit Manna

Pensacola, FL (August 26, 2019) – Manna invites the community to join them in the fight against hunger at this unique fundraiser with an artsy twist! The Clover Pick A Bowl Fill A Bowl will be held on Friday, September 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Lou Ross Center of Pensacola State College. Tickets are $40 apiece and can be purchased online at www.mannahelps.org. For each ticket sold, Manna will provide 24 healthy meals to neighbors in need.

Local First Responders Going on a “Donut Strike” to Feed Neighbors in Need

Pensacola, FL (June 12, 2019) – The Pensacola Police Department (PPD), Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) and Pensacola Fire Department (PFD) are going on strike against their beloved donuts Wednesday, June 26 through Friday, June 28 to support Manna. During the Donut Strike, first responders have vowed not to devour a single donut until 20,000 pounds of food has been donated to fight hunger in the local area, the equivalent of 26,600 meals.

Escambia and Santa Rosa Letter Carriers to Hold 27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the letter carriers of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will join forces to help Stamp Out Hunger in our community. In its 27th year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) annual food drive has grown to be the largest national single-day effort that benefits millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table.

Harvesters Federal Credit Union to host Let’s Feed Somebunny benefitting Manna

Pensacola, FL (March 28, 2019) – Harvesters Federal Credit Union will partner with Manna again this year for Let’s Feed Somebunny 2019. Harvesters’ Safari Bus will be stationed at Cordova Mall – A Simon Mall, between Chili’s and Red Lobster, on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8th Annual All Krewe Humanitarian Award Food Drive Challenge to benefit Manna

Pensacola, FL (February 19, 2019) – On Sunday, February 24, the Krewe of Sparta will hold its 8th Annual All Krewe Humanitarian Award Food Drive Challenge at Manna Food Pantries, 3030 North E Street. Mardi Gras Krewes have worked to collect food donations for several weeks leading up to the food drop-off and weigh-in event.

Manna and Rotary team up to fight hunger on February 16

Pensacola, FL (February 8, 2019) – Rotary Clubs of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will once again join Manna in the fight against hunger on Saturday, February 16. The 8th Annual Rotary Against Hunger service project will create more than 50,000 meals that will be donated to Manna for distribution through Manna’s programs and pantries.

Manna receives $15,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities

Pensacola, Fl. (September 19, 2018) – Publix Super Markets Charities recently awarded a $15,000 grant to support the operation of Manna’s three pantries and seven programs in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The grant will support the equivalent of 9,000 healthy meals in the form of groceries to families, children, and senior citizens.