Manna Food Pantries

Sansing Manna Gift
5:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Manna Food Pantries Gets $100,000 Gift From Sansing Auto Group

Sandy Sansing and members of his family deliver a check for 100 thousand dollars to Manna Food Pantries.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Christmas came a week early for Manna Food Pantries this year as a well known family made a six figure gift to the non-profit.

Sandy Sansing, along with members of his family and auto dealerships delivered a big end of the year gift to Manna Food Pantries Wednesday afternoon. A check for $100,000.

Jay Bradshaw, the president of Manna's Board of Directors represented the board at the check presentation. He called it the largest gift to Manna since he has been on the board and "one of the largest the pantry has seen in the history of the pantry".

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Fill The Mayflower
4:20 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Time To Fill The Mayflower For Manna

This Mayflower truck is parked at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola. Mann Food Pantries Fill The Mayflower food drive continues until Noon on Wednesday, Nov 26.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

  The Annual Fill The Mayflower for Manna Food Drive is underway at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola.  De De Flounlacker, the Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries says this is Manna's biggest food drive of the year, and the non-perishable food items being collected now have to last through the spring.

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New Manna Home
2:17 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Manna Food Pantries Gets Closer To A New Home

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

  Manna Food Pantries has taken the next step in finding a new permanent home.

If you stopped by Manna's long time location in Pensacola, you'd see the non-profit operating out of a few construction trailers in front of its warehouse. But that may soon be changing. De De Flounlacker, the Executive director of Manna Food Pantries, says the food bank has closed on a 4.5 acre parcel of land  at the site of the former Escambia County School District textbook depot between N. Hayne Street and N. Tarragona Street in Pensacola.

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Manna Resumes Service
6:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Manna Food Pantries Resumes Service Next Week

Food is ready for distribution at the Manna Food Pantries warehouse. The building was under 5 feet of water in April, destroying most of Manna's inventory.
Credit Bob Barrett

  Three months after losing its building and most of its inventory to April's flood Manna Food Pantries is set to resume service later this month.  Dee Dee Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries announced that service will resume on Monday, July 28 just a few days short of the three month anniversary of the flood.

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New Manna Home?
5:43 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Deal In The Works For A New Manna Food Pantry Home

The Manna headquarters on Gonzales Street in Pensacola days after the flood in April, 2014.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Manna Food Pantries and the Escambia County School District are working on a deal to move the non-profit onto the site of an abandoned school. The property is the site of the former J. Lee Pickens School on Hayne Street in Pensacola which has been vacant for 20 years. Dee Dee Flounlacker, the Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries says the deal is just for the land, not the building which was demolished last month.

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Local News
3:45 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Big Thanks From Manna Food Pantry, But Need Persists

Chris Rutledge, President and CEO of Gulf Winds Credit Union presents a check to Jay Bradshaw and Dee Dee Flounlacker of Manna Food Pantries.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Chris Rutledge, the President and CEO of Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union, stood in the sunshine at the Gonzalez Street headquarters of Manna Food Pantries Monday morning to present a check to help get the community organization back on its feet after last month's floods. The check was for over $146,000.

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Manna Storm Damage
1:42 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Manna Finds Help As It Looks To Rebound

Gov Rick Scott talks to Manna Food Pantries' Dee Dee Floulacker and Jay Bradshaw
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

When Governor Rick Scott came to Pensacola he spoke with many community and business leaders about recovering from last week's flood. He also spend a lot of time talking to Dee Dee Flounlacker, the Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries, the region's primary food bank.

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Manna Storm Damage
1:54 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Manna Food Pantry Hopes To Come Back After The Storm

The front parking lot of Manna Food Pantry on Gonzalez Street in Pensacola is caked with mud left over from the storm.
Bob Barrett WUWF News

One of the biggest losses from this week's storm was Manna Food Pantries, who's office and warehouse in Pensacola were just about a total loss.  WUWF's Bob Barrett toured the damage at the Manna complex on Gonzalez Street and spoke about what it means for the future of Manna with Executive Director Dee Dee Flounlacker, who said they have lost "approximately 60 to 75 percent of our food".

On Manna's food storage:

The office and warehouse on Gonzalez street in Pensacola is the only place Manna stores their food. The only food still usable was stored on the higher shelves.

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Local News
3:38 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Fill A Bowl For Manna This Weekend

De De Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries shows off a couple of the bowls available during this weekend's Fill A Bowl for Manna event.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Manna Food Pantries will be serving up its seventh annual Fill A Bowl for Manna event this weekend.  The weather will be getting chilly again towards the end of the week, which means it's a great time to think about soup. 

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Manna Food Drive
3:11 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Manna Food Pantries Races to Fill Mayflower and Feed Hungry

Manna volunteers work to fill the Mayflower truck in the parking lot of Cordova Mall.
Credit Manna Food Pantry

The Mayflower has landed in Pensacola as a local nonprofit looks to feed the hungry.  The Mayflower in question is actually three Mayflower moving vans.  They are set up in the parking lot of the Cordova Mall in Pensacola to collect food for Manna Food Pantries.  It's the annual Fill The Mayflower promotion to help restock Mann's larder.

Jay Bradshaw is President of Pensacola Moving and Storage and also Chairman of the Board for Manna Food Pantries.  He says that they are hoping for a wide variety of food items nutritious food items like canned meats and vegetables.

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