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

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.


Krewe of Lafitte – the largest men’s krewe along the Florida panhandle – will host a drop-off site at Astro Lincoln, 6350 Pensacola Boulevard. Krewe member volunteers will help offload donations while donors get a good look at the iconic pirate ship parade floats.


Manna’s most-needed food items are:

  • Canned Fruit in 100% Juice (20 oz. and smaller)
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables (16 oz. and smaller)
  • Chicken and Tuna (canned and pouches)
  • Oatmeal (boxes of single-serve packets)
  • Peanut Butter (1 lb. jars and individual cups)
  • Microwaveable Dinners (e.g. Hormel Compleats)
  • Canned Beans


Manna accepts and appreciates all nonperishable food donations. To ensure food safety, we cannot accept any rusty or unlabeled cans, perishable items, homemade items, noncommercial canned or packaged goods, alcoholic beverages, or items that have been used or opened.


Financial gifts (cash, credit/debit cards and checks) are also greatly appreciated. A donation of just $25.00 will provide food for five days to a veteran in need, and $50.00 will provide 30 healthy meals for a child.


The event is also made possible by media partner WKRG News 5.