Local Rotary Clubs Pack 54,300 Meals For Manna To Fight Hunger

February 17, 2019

The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP) packed 54,300 meals Saturday to fight hunger with the Manna food bank.

Over 250 volunteers contributed to the project — a morning spent packing nutritious lentil casserole packets to provide much-needed food to those in need. According to Manna Executive Director DeDe Flounlacker, the project has become a critical part of their ability to meet the needs of the hungry throughout the year in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

“The Rotary Against Hunger project provides much-needed food during the winter and early spring months when giving has decreased and need has increased,” said Flounlacker. “Last year, Manna provided food assistance to 13,533 people. Many are the working poor, grandparents raising their grandchildren, and moms and dads who do not have enough money to pay their bills and buy food for their family. Thanks to our Rotary friends, thousands of our neighbors in need will be given the gift of nutritious food.”

Since Rotary Against Hunger started in 2012, CROP has packed over 650,000 meals for the hungry.

“Through this project, Rotary is striving to exemplify Service Above Self, the Rotary motto,” said Tracy Allen, Rotary Against Hunger Project Chair.

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One Response to “Local Rotary Clubs Pack 54,300 Meals For Manna To Fight Hunger”

  1. Mq on February 17th, 2019 10:50 am

    Thank You Rotary.
    Manna is a worthy cause.
    I hope directions on how to make the casserole were provided, as I am sure there are some who may not know how to make it.

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