Volunteers make it happen!

We need you! Volunteers provide 100% of our client service delivery through our three pantries in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. 

Last year, our 6,908 volunteers gave an average of 367 hours per week. That’s more than 19 thousand hours of time committed to helping improve the overall quality of life and restore hope to their neighbors overwhelmed by hunger. 

Please join us in the fight against hunger by volunteering 

Our volunteer opportunities offer a variety of possibilities. Volunteers may work inside or outside, sitting or standing, on the road, or in the garden. Volunteers can work on a regular schedule, be a sub, or work special events.

Here are some of the ways you can help:

  • Client Registration – Greeting and signing in clients and notifying warehouse when to fill tickets.
  • Client Schedulers – Answering phones, screening clients and scheduling appointments for service.
  • Client Interviewers - Conducting short interviews to qualify our clients.
  • Pantry/Warehouse - Packing grocery bags and sorting donations.
  • Drivers - Delivering food to our other pantries and picking up donations.
  • Special Events/Projects - Assisting and working with special events and projects as needed.

We want to find the right volunteer opportunity for you!  Please contact Jennifer Hodgson at (850)432-2053 or jennifer@mannafoodpantries.org for more information on volunteer opportunities. 

To learn more about group or special event volunteer opportunities, please contact Annie Gray, Outreach and Marketing Manager, at (850)432-2053 or annie@mannafoodpantries.org.

Let Us Know

If you're interested in volunteering, fill out the form below to let us know how you're interested in helping.

Contact Information
Availability

Volunteers at MANNA are appreciated during the following hours: Monday-Friday 9a-12p and 1p-5p. When would you like to volunteer?

Monday:
until
Tuesday:
until
Wednesday:
until
Thursday:
until
Friday:
until
Interests

Tell us in which areas you are interested in volunteering.


Special Event Volunteers: Which events or committees interest you?

Dress Code

Wear comfortable, modest clothing. Closed toed shoes are required in the warehouse and pantry. Wear your nametag. Please no short shorts, tank tops, bare midriffs or low cut tops. Proper undergarments are to be worn, and pants must be worn at the waist. No clothing that is printed with offensive material (i.e. foul language, nudity, drugs, alcohol, etc.) is permitted.

Liability Waiver & Media Release Agreement

This agreement is made and entered into by and between Manna Food Bank, Inc. (a not-for-profit corporation, hereafter referred to as “MANNA”), and the above volunteer(s). Whereas, MANNA provides support for the hungry in Northwest Florida and whereas the forenamed group/individual(s) desire(s) to volunteer at MANNA offices or in offsite locations, the forenamed group/individual(s) hereby agree(s) that his/their use of such facilities shall be undertaken by him/them at his/their sole risk and responsibility, and that MANNA shall not be liable to him/them for any claims, demands, injuries, damages, actions or causes of action which may occur in respect of any injury or damages, direct or indirect, known or unknown, and from all acts, whether negligent or otherwise, on the part of MANNA, its employees, agents, or other volunteers, which may arise out of or be connected with the use of the aforesaid facilities. In signing below, I also authorize MANNA to publish any photographs or media relating to my volunteer service, including press releases, reports, flyers, e-Newsletter, website and/or social media sites.

Confidentiality Policy

The Confidentiality Policy for Volunteers of Manna Food Bank, Inc.: (a) defines confidential information; and (b) specifies procedures to be followed in managing confidential information.

Definition of confidential information.

Confidential information includes, without limitations, MANNA’s business records, and plans, debate and deliberations, meeting minutes, proposals, criteria or decisions made with regard to the business of MANNA, financial statements, any information concerning MANNA’s current or former clients, donors, volunteers, personnel, policies and procedures, and/or any technical information, computer programs and databases, copyright, and other intellectual property and proprietary information of MANNA. Confidentiality in all cases shall be maintained.

Specifies procedures to be followed in managing confidential information.

It is the policy of MANNA that such information must be kept confidential both during and after employment or volunteer service. Upon request of the Executive Committee of the BOD, staff and volunteers, including BOD members, will return material containing privileged or confidential information at the time of separation from employment or expiration of service.

Unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information is a serious violation of this Policy and will subject the person(s) who made the unauthorized disclosure to appropriate discipline, including possible removal/dismissal as determined by the ED and/or Executive Committee of the BOD.

Since confidential information is crucial to the operation of the organization, and because MANNA has the obligation to protect such information, I agree that I will not use, publish or disclose such information during or subsequent to my time volunteering, and that I will preserve the restricted nature of this information except to the extent that it becomes publicly available, or is otherwise lawfully obtained outside the scope of this agreement from third parties.

I hereby certify that I have read, understand and agree to MANNA’s Confidentiality policy as documented above


Who did we help in 2016?

Children
37
children

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

Senior Citizens
27
seniors

(over the age of 55)

Military and Veterans
14
military

(active duty, veterans,
and retirees)

Manna helped 21,129 people last year. But that's not enough.
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