Manna, Rotary Clubs Team Up To Create 77,500 Meals For The Hungry

February 28, 2016

Over 950 members of the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP) and their guests worked with Manna Food Pantries Saturday to help feed their neighbors in the Fifth Annual Rotary Against Hunger Project. They donated 162 lbs of food, $3,712, and made 25,000 meal packets.

“The Rotary Against Hunger project has become a critical part of our ability to meet the needs of  the hungry throughout the year in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties,” said  Manna Executive Director DeDe Flounlacker,. “This project provides much needed food during the Winter and early Spring when donations are always low, and need is always high.  Last year, we provided assistance to 20,303 people, including 6,853 children. These are your neighbors and mine – folks who are the working poor, grandparents raising their grandchildren, moms and dads who do not have enough money to pay their bills and buy food for their families. Thanks to Rotary, thousands of people will be helped this year through this gift of nutritious food.”

Their hard work is enough to provide 77, 551 nutritious meals to those in need, according to Manna.

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2 Responses to “Manna, Rotary Clubs Team Up To Create 77,500 Meals For The Hungry”

  1. Barbara on February 29th, 2016 7:46 am

    The members of the Rotaries have come to Manna for several years. Their time at Manna making thousands of meals the help feed the hungry is such a help in the battle to feed the people in our community. Thank each and every one of you!!

  2. Bob C. on February 28th, 2016 8:16 am

    AWESOME efforts and helping hands in the time of need.
    That is what the USA is all about.
    Thank You to all who helped.

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