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.
Each day of the Strike, members of PPD, ECSO and PFD will be at grocery locations in Escambia County from 3 to 6 p.m. to collect donations from the public. To view the grocery locations for each day of the Strike, please visit www.mannahelps.org. Members of the public may also support the first responders by dropping off food donations to Manna, 3030 North E Street, Pensacola, any day during the Strike, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“One in five children go to bed hungry in our community. The support of our local first responders is critical during the summer months, when children are out of school and the need for assistance increases,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna. “They are truly our heroes!”
Once the goal has been reached, our local first responders will return to shamelessly devouring the glazed goodness that all first responders know and love.
Manna is a local, grassroots non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Their mission is to offer emergency food assistance, service the food-related needs of vulnerable populations, and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger.
To learn more about Manna, the Donut Strike or make a donation, visit the Manna Facebook page or www.mannahelps.org.
Manna’s mission is to offer emergency food assistance, service the food-related needs of vulnerable populations, and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger. A local grassroots organization with no national affiliation or government funding, Manna provided food to 13,533 people last year. Manna operates a network of three emergency food distribution pantries and nine specialty programs and partnerships in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Visit www.mannahelps.org for more information.