DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director, Manna
[email protected] | (850) 432-2053
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Accepting participants now for 2020 Souper Bowl Sunday benefiting Manna
Pensacola, FL (January 14, 2020) – On Sunday, February 2, Manna will host the 2020 Souper Bowl of Caring at Manna Food Pantries, 3030 North E Street. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national event set to use the energy surrounding The Super Bowl to engage communities in the fight against hunger. Food and financial gifts received during the event will be used to provide meals to feed neighbors in need through Manna’s pantries and programs in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
“Souper Bowl of Caring is a wonderful opportunity for our community to get involved in the fight against hunger. During a time when donations have decreased, donations from Souper Bowl Sunday help to replenish our warehouse and continue service to folks in need,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna. “We’re looking forward to having everyone join us for Souper Bowl of Caring.”
Participating in Souper Bowl of Caring is easy. Those who participate will collect food ahead of time and deliver to Manna on Sunday, February 2, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. or during the following Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Manna’s most needed items are canned vegetables, canned fruit in 100% juice, oatmeal, whole grain cereal, and canned chicken.
Last year, Souper Bowl of Caring at Manna raised more than 5,750 pounds of food. With the donations, Manna was able to provide more than 3,250 healthy meals to the hungry in the two-county area in the form of groceries.
Local businesses, individuals, alumni clubs, and faith-based organizations are invited to participate and help make a difference in the community. To learn how to get involved or for more information, please contact Manna’s Outreach and Marketing Manager Miranda Melvin at [email protected] or (850) 432-2053.
For more information about Manna, please visit 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 19,499 people last year. Manna operates a network of three emergency food distribution pantries and nine specialty programs with 11 partners in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.