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.


“This generous grant from Publix Charities will allow us to continue our work, providing nutritious food to our neighbors in need,” 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. 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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