Local First Responders On Strike Against Donuts To Help Fight Hunger

June 21, 2018

With an estimated one in four children in Escambia County going to bed hungry tonight, local first responders are teaming up to arrest hunger. They are vowing to not devour a single donut until the needs of our community are met.

The Pensacola Police Department, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Pensacola Fire Department and Escambia County Fire Rescue are on strike against their beloved donuts through Friday, June 22 to support Manna. During the Donut Strike, first responders have vowed not to devour a single donut until 30,000 pounds of food has been donated to fight hunger in the local area. Members of PPD, ECSO, PFD and ECFR will be at grocery locations throughout Escambia County accepting donations from the public during the strike.

Each day of the strike, members of PPD, ECSO, PFD and ECFR will be at grocery locations in Escambia County from 3-6 p.m. to collect donations fromt the public as follows:

Friday 3-6 p.m.

  • Escambia County First Responders
    • Publix 9 Mile Road/Pine Forest Road
    • Walmart Marketplace 1525 E. 9 Mile Road
    • Publix 9 Mile Road/University Blvd.
  • Pensacola First Responders
    • Sam’s Club 1250 Airport Blvd.
    • Walmart 2650 Creighton Road

Pensacola Fire Department and Escambia County Fire Rescue are new to the food drive this year. The PPD and ECSO held the first Donut Strike in 2017 with overwhelming success, donating more than 25,000 pounds of food to Manna.

“One in four children go to bed hungry in our community. The support of our local first responders is critical during the summer months, when children are out of school and the need for assistance increases,” said Manna Executive Director DeDe Flounlacker. “They are truly our heroes!”

Once the goal has been reached, our local first responders will return to shamelessly devouring the glazed goodness that all first responders know and love.

Manna is a local, grassroots non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Their 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.


One Response to “Local First Responders On Strike Against Donuts To Help Fight Hunger”

  1. S. T on June 21st, 2018 6:02 pm

    Where are they located. I went and didn’t see anyone. I saw a tent. No one going in or out.

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