MANNA Food Pantries has concluded their 8th annual Fill the Mayflower food drive. This year, Fill the Mayflower will help provide over 60,000 meals to the hungry. The food will be distributed through MANNA’s four pantries, the Santa Rosa Backpack4Teens Program and Monthly Healthy Senior Food Program in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
“This year, MANNA has provided food to 20,303 people, including nearly 7,000 children,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director of MANNA. “This drive will provide the equivalent of 60,000+ meals for families in need. The Northwest Florida community continues to show an amazing capacity to help those in need.”
Sponsored by Coastal Moving and Storage, the longtime event is the single most important food drive for MANNA and the hungry in the community.
“We’re so grateful to the community and our media partners, Cat Country/NewsRadio 1620, WEAR TV and everyone else who helped us get the word out on Fill the Mayflower,” said Flounlacker. “We’re also grateful for volunteers who gave 318 hours of service to make this event possible.”
Last year, MANNA Food Pantries distributed nearly 500,000 pounds of food to the hungry. The non-profit has been serving the community since 1983.