Manna Food Bank awarded $12,500 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities

Pensacola, FL (November 4, 2023) – Publix Super Markets Charities has 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.


“This generous grant from Publix Charities will allow us to continue our work, providing nutritious food to our neighbors in need when it is needed most,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Manna Executive Director. “Publix is a wonderful, committed partner in the fight against hunger.” 


The founder of Publix Super Markets, the late George Jenkins, believed in giving. In 1966, Jenkins established Publix Super Markets Charities with a commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities Publix serves. Since 2015, Publix Super Markets Charities has contributed more than $52 million to hunger-related programs.