We know that 1 in 4 children in our community will go to bed hungry tonight. That's why our local first responders are teaming up to arrest hunger in our community! They have a front row view of hunger and the impact it has on families without food. To combat this, they are vowing to not devour a single donut until the needs of our community are met.

Escambia County Sherrif's Office
Pensacola Police Department
Pensacola Fire Department
Escambia County Fire-Rescue

How can you participate?

Going without donuts must be difficult. If you want to help give our first responders their donuts back, come join our first responders at grocery locations in the area!

Wednesday, June 20th,
3-6 p.m.

Pensacola First Responders

Publix
5055 N. 9th Avenue

Winn-Dixie
7135 N. 9th Avenue


Escambia County First Responders

Publix
13390 Perdido Key Drive

Greer’s Grocery
12255 Lillian Hwy.

Thursday, June 21st,
3-6 p.m.

Pensacola First Responders

Winn-Dixie
4751 Bayou Blvd.

Winn Dixie
7135 N. 9th Avenue


Escambia County First Responders

Publix
Michigan Avenue /Mobile Hwy.

Wal-Mart Marketplace
6670 Mobile Hwy.

Wal-Mart Marketplace
9301 Pine Forest Road

Friday, June 22nd,
3-6 p.m.

Pensacola First Responders

Sam’s Club
1250 Airport Blvd.

Wal-Mart
2650 Creighton Road


Escambia County First Responders

Publix
9 Mile Road/Pine Forest Road

Wal-Mart Marketplace
1525 E. 9 Mile Road

Publix
9 Mile Road/University Blvd.

If you are unable to make it to a location, please consider hosting a food drive in support of this event! If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Miranda Melvin, Outreach and Marketing Manager at miranda@mannahelps.org or 850.432.2053. Food may be donated at Manna, 3030 North E Street, during the Donut Strike, from 9am – 4pm. Please be sure to mention the donut strike so your donations can be counted toward the event! See the list below for the food items we currently need in our pantry.

What foods are needed?

  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Fruit in 100% Juice
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Canned Vegetables

Who did we help in 2017?

Children
42
children

(under the age of 18)
67% were under 12.

Senior Citizens
25
seniors

(over the age of 55)

Military and Veterans
15
military

(active duty, veterans,
and retirees)

Manna is a local grassroots organization fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. We provide groceries directly to individuals and families in need.  •  Our services are all offered free of charge. We receive no government funding and have no national affiliation. Most of our funding comes from individuals, foundations, faith-based organizations, corporations, and businesses. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused and volunteer supported.  •  We believe every person has a right to live free of hunger and to be treated with respect and dignity.