Do you need food?

We are here to help you!

Manna operates three pantries in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties: the Main Pantry in Pensacola, plus pantries in Milton and Jay. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we are able to offer Emergency Food Assistance to those in need.

To learn more about how to receive assistance, please call us at 850-432-2053.

Manna provides service to everyone from low-income families, single parents, senior citizens, unemployed individuals, disabled veterans, working poor, and anyone else needing emergency food assistance. Based on availability, Manna provides grocery bags packed using USDA Standards for a Healthy Diet to everyone, regardless of their race, color, or religion.

Every person seeking assistance must provide:

  • Adults (18+ years old): a picture ID and social security card
  • Children (17 years or younger): a social security card, birth certificate or recent shot record

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get food?

Service is by appointment only at the Main Pantry.  At the Jay and Milton pantries, service is on first come, first serve basis.

What do I need to bring?

For anyone over 18 years old, you will need to bring a picture ID as well as a social security card. For anyone under 18, you will need a social security card or birth certificate. If you do not have the items listed, please contact us so that we can work with you to figure out if you have another adequate document that you could bring instead.

How does the process work?

You will need to call us at (850) 432-2053 to schedule an appointment for service. When you arrive to your scheduled appointment, you will be greeted by our client registration volunteer who will sign you in and ask you to be seated in our lobby until a client interviewer is available. When you are called back to sit with an interviewer, he or she will ask for your picture ID as well as your social security card and any other documentation you brought for the other individuals in your household whom we are serving. The interviewer will ask a brief series of questions. After your interview is over, the client registration volunteer will direct you to the pantry where you will then receive your food.

What kind of food will I receive?

We provide a five-day supply of food for each person qualified to receive service.  Most of the food is nonperishable canned and dry goods, although fresh food is offered when available. Our bags include food from all five major food groups.

Can I receive food if I have a job?

Yes, service is not based on employment but rather need.

Can I send someone to receive my food?

Generally, no, although in rare cases if it is arranged by MANNA staff we will allow someone else to pick up food on your behalf with the necessary documentation.

Where are you located?

Our Main Pantry is located at 116 E. Gonzalez Street, Pensacola, FL 32501.

Who do I call?

For assistance, please call our office at (850) 432-2053.

How many times can I come?

You may receive help from MANNA a maximum of 2 – 4 times a year.

Will I receive the same food items every time that I visit?

You will always receive a five-day supply of food using USDA Standards for a Healthy Diet. However, you may not always receive the same items as we pack the bags based on what is donated to our pantry.

Do I need to bring proof of address or income?

During your interview to qualify for service, our volunteer will ask you a number of questions including details about your income and expense.

Does MANNA provide other services besides food assistance?

MANNA does not provide any other forms of assistance. However, we recommend that you call 2-1-1, United Way’s 24/7 First Call for Help service to learn about other resources available to assist you. The alternative number for 2-1-1 is (850) 595-5905.

Manna Pantries Service Information

Main Pantry

Service:
By appointment only.
Call (850) 432-2053
to make appointment.

Main Pantry

116 East Gonzalez St.
Pensacola, FL

Milton Pantry

Service:
First come first serve.
Monday: 10am - Noon
Friday: Noon - 4pm

Main Pantry

Community of Christ Church
110 Raymond Hobbs Rd.
Milton, FL

Jay Pantry

Service:
First come first serve.
Every first and second
Tuesday: 9:30am - 11:30am

Main Pantry

First Baptist Church
214 South Alabama St.
Jay, FL

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.

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