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Publix Charities Awards $12,500 Grant to Manna Food Bank

Publix Charities and Manna

Publix Super Markets Charities recently awarded a $12,500 grant to Manna Food Bank in support of its programs and partnerships in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The grant will fund the equivalent of 7,500 healthy meals that will be distributed to children, seniors, and families in Northwest Florida.

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“This generous grant from Publix Charities will allow us to continue our work, providing nutritious food to our neighbors in need when it is needed most,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Manna Executive Director. “Publix is a wonderful, committed partner in the fight against hunger.”

The founder of Publix Super Markets, the late George Jenkins, believed in giving. In 1966, Jenkins established Publix Super Markets Charities with a commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities Publix serves. Since 2015, Publix Super Markets Charities has contributed more than $32.5 million to hunger-related programs.

For more information, please visit www.mannahelps.org.

About Manna

Manna’s mission is to offer emergency food assistance, service the food-related needs of vulnerable populations, and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger. A local grassroots organization with no national affiliation or government funding, Manna provided food to 31,014 people last year. Manna operates an emergency food assistance pantry and 17 specialty programs with 22 community partners in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.