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.
“We are very grateful to Publix Super Markets Charities for their support of our programs and partnerships in the two-county area. This grant has allowed us to continue our work, providing healthy food to our neighbors in need,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Manna Executive Director. “Publix is a wonderful, committed partner in our fight against hunger.”
The founder of Publix Super Markets, George Jenkins, believes in giving. In 1966, Jenkins established Publix Super Markets Charities with a commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities Publix serves. On August 9, 2018, Publix announced the decision to donate $5 million to more than 240 nonprofit organizations that focus on alleviating hunger. Over the past four years, the organization has donated more than $17 million to hunger-related programs throughout the nation.
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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 35,417 people last year. Manna operates a network of three emergency food distribution pantries and nine specialty programs with 10 community partners in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.