Escambia Deputies, Escambia Fire, Pensacola PD Going On Strike, And It’s All About Doughnuts

June 13, 2019

The Pensacola Police Department (PPD), Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) and Pensacola Fire Department (PFD) are going on strike against their beloved doughnuts Wednesday, June 26 through Friday, June 28 to support Manna. During the doughnut strike, first responders have vowed not to devour a single doughnut until 20,000 pounds of food has been donated to fight hunger in the local area, the equivalent of 26,600 meals.

Each day of the strike, members of PPD, ECSO and PFD will be at grocery locations in Escambia County from 3 to 6 p.m. to collect donations from the public. To view the grocery locations for each day of the strike, please visit Members of the public may also support the first responders by dropping off food donations to Manna, 3030 North E Street, Pensacola, any day during the strike, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“One in five 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 DeDe Flounlacker, executive director of Manna. “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.


2 Responses to “Escambia Deputies, Escambia Fire, Pensacola PD Going On Strike, And It’s All About Doughnuts”

  1. Scarlett Walker on June 22nd, 2019 6:19 pm

    I would like to know what is being done to get these donations to families with children during the summer when kids cannot get a meal at school. I do not have a car and am probably one of many who cannot get TO Manna Food Pantry. I do not have young children though and just want the needy kids to get what they need. Thank you for all you do folks im Blue

  2. Bill on June 13th, 2019 1:55 am

    This is awesome! Hopefully this will get many to donate to the food bank. Hats off to all of our first responders.

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