Food And Water Will Be Distributed At Seven Locations In Escambia County Beginning Saturday

September 19, 2020

Food (MREs) and bottled water will be distributed at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 21 in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally:

AMC Movie Theater – 9 Mile Rd. (parking lot)
161 East Nine Mile Road

Century Industrial Park (Warehouse parking lot)
6081 Industrial Blvd

Brent Athletic Park – Baseball Field
4711 North “W” St.

Casino Beach Parking Lot
Pensacola Beach

Point Church
13801 Innerarity Point Road

There will be ice available at the following locations in addition to food and water at:

Brownsville Community Center
3200 W. DeSoto St.

Marie K. Young Wedgewood Community Center
6405 Wagner Road

Pictured: A food and water distribution site on Industrial Boulevard. photos, click to enlarge.


47 Responses to “Food And Water Will Be Distributed At Seven Locations In Escambia County Beginning Saturday”

  1. Alene on September 22nd, 2020 7:54 pm

    @kelly have you contacted your local Council on Aging? Maybe they could help in some way.

  2. Kelly on September 20th, 2020 12:22 am

    I am searching for MRE’s for my building. It’s a senior/disabled:complex. Most of these people don’t have transportation, and their Foodstamps are gone from the first of the month. People were throwing all their food out today and it was killing me to watch them. Some of our residents are in wheelchairs, blind, or Have no way of getting out to get any food. If someone can help us by contacting FEMA or whoever has access to the right people. There are #160 units here and we need help.
    If you can help or know someone that can, we are at Johnson Lakes Apartments on Johnson Avenue in Pensacola. My heart goes out to all affected by Sally. Take care & God Bless. He will always take care of us.

  3. Deidre Reis on September 19th, 2020 7:54 pm

    First of all…thank you to all volunteers getting these WONDERFUL, MUCH NEEDED ITEMS out to those in need. Next…I am kindly asking that those of you waiting in these lines for these items be respectful of those of us living around those distribution centers. DO NOT BLOCK entry and exits to our drive ways or roadways to our homes. Grant us the courtesy of entering and exiting our living space. That would be much appreciated.

  4. Pensacola Mom on September 19th, 2020 7:39 pm

    Thank you!!

  5. Willis on September 19th, 2020 7:29 pm

    Century was out of MRE’S this afternoon but I much appreciated the water.

  6. Mary Wilson on September 19th, 2020 6:58 pm

    I didn’t need and still don’t need food or water. I was able to get into my local Publix, although with a 30+ minute line wait. What we needed early on was ICE. Publix, rightfully so, had a limit per person. Why there were 5+ aisles with people waiting to check out is beyond my imagination.

    Many years ago, we were not able to get into grocery stores. That was not the case this time. I don’t need MRE’s or water bottles…others may need that but I don’t. What I need is ICE. And yet there will only be ice offered at 2 of the 7 stations being set up. What about the rest of us? We can go without ICE?

    I lost everything in my fridge while working at a local hospital. I lost my freezer waiting for stores to open so I could cook what was in my freezer. I get I can make a claim on my homeowner’s insurance but I choose not to do that. It’s not their fault my groceries were destroyed.

    I just want my power restored. Moving East to West tells us that you are moving Rich to Poor. I’m in the Poor place but I don’t feel that way. I bought a house I love in a neighborhood that has had its challenges. Why do I have to be lumped into the “poor” category?

  7. fisherman on September 19th, 2020 4:50 pm

    @ Wanda
    BJs has 20# bags of ice not free the liquor store there is quickest and they have gas with no line this was 30 minutes. Sams club parking lot full.

  8. Tracy Bolton on September 19th, 2020 4:36 pm

    I am proud to say my hubby is on his way with a load of ice as we speak, please be patient, truck drivers are doing the best they can to get us supplies. Supplies are coming!!

  9. Alba Trujillo on September 19th, 2020 4:27 pm

    we try to get some this morning the line is too long miles back and not enough gasoline to wait and kids on my car they should do it distribución house by house

  10. Toni on September 19th, 2020 3:16 pm

    Thankful for what we were able to get today in Century. Line was efficient and they got us on through without unnecessary lag.

    Heard they’re out of MRE’s, though, already. Does anyone know if they will have more of those tomorrow?

  11. Sherrie on September 19th, 2020 3:03 pm

    Warrington – from Navy Blvd., 98 to Blue Angel needs a POD. We are the closest to the water and worst damage, but last on getting help. Gulf Power is working their butts off and ECUA came by twice to get debris which was awesome. FEMA is not stepping up like they normally do. They still haven’t added Florida to their OnLine Site application for disaster relief. Everyone needs a Tarp and a lot of Retirees need someone to put the Tarp on.

  12. jnf on September 19th, 2020 2:24 pm

    Is there any that still have MREs?
    I went to AMC and they were out already at 11:30AM.

  13. Js on September 19th, 2020 2:17 pm

    1st ….a BIG GRATEFUL THANK YOU!! To all the first responders, military, linemen, tree trimmers, fuel delivery drivers , road department workers etc. for all you done!!

    2nd…for all the people upset that it’s been 4 days after the fact or not in our area for food and water…did you happen to forget



    During hurricane season…
    when water goes on sale ..stock up
    When coke goes on sale….stock up
    Buy canned goods or prepared foods that require little or no water
    Buy ramen noodles,canned veggies
    Buy charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid

    When you see the cone whether or not a direct hit..
    Fill up cars, rvs, gas cans so your not waiting in line

    Dont be driving around being a lookie loo..

    Curfews are to try and protect you..just obey it it’s not gonna kill ya
    1. it’s dark tree limbs ,wires on the roads..roads washed out…etc…no need for an accident
    2. To keep people from looting houses ..stealing gas..etc

  14. j on September 19th, 2020 2:13 pm

    I know that 9 mile is out of MRE’s and won’t be getting any more in today. Does anyone know if there are any other distribution sites that are out? Or any that still have plenty?

    I don’t want to drive to a whole different side of town and wait another hour just to be told that they don’t have anymore MRE’s either.. I have plenty of water so I don’t want to take from others.. just need MREs

  15. Thankful on September 19th, 2020 1:51 pm

    12:25 Century location out of MRE’s

  16. Amanda on September 19th, 2020 1:46 pm

    We waited in line forever on 9 Mile road and only received water. I appreciate the water but needed food as we are still out of water. I wish they would’ve announced when they were out.

  17. BrD on September 19th, 2020 1:44 pm

    Great job by everyone working at the Point Church distribution! Long line but it moved very quickly. We truly appreciate their help!

  18. Heather on September 19th, 2020 1:44 pm

    Waited in line for the AMC site. Someone in the comments said the line was all the way down Nine Mile. I spoke to an officer and you are to get into the line from Palafox. We wasted an hour going down Nine Mile to get in line only to discover that wasn’t the line. By the time we reached the parking lot of the AMC at around 11:20a, only water was left. Honestly, I will take what is offered but was disappointed it was out of food. Those officers indeed did their best to keep the line going. They just failed to post anywhere where you are supposed to get in the line if you want in it. Nine Mile is backed up from the lights being out, more than anything else. Hope this helps.

  19. Angie kilpatrick on September 19th, 2020 12:59 pm

    No name , lots of people were hit hard around here , people from different places were talking about it . Still no power .I know theses guys are working really hard , thank you for being there for us . But wondering why isn’t there somewhere closer to help
    people with food .

  20. Remembering Ivan on September 19th, 2020 12:27 pm

    No distribution points north of 9 Mile road in Pensacola except for Century… I think logistics failed to look at a map while deciding these locations… 16 years ago Hurricane Ivan was a much worst disaster on our infrastructure yet coordination seemed superior….

  21. Very thankful on September 19th, 2020 12:21 pm

    Waited in line at Industrial park location in century this morning. Everyone worked great getting people quickly through the pick-up lines. Thank you so much to EVERYONE involved!!

  22. AES on September 19th, 2020 12:06 pm

    Prettyinpink – Brownsville is not Warrington area. Warrington is the Warrington area. I see how you think its close but for many they can’t even get that far. There are plenty of places they could have set up down here in this area.
    The north end always gets everything. People on the Westside need help too.

  23. Quita Harris on September 19th, 2020 11:41 am

    As much as everyone needs i am not being ugly just realistic.
    But those on the Alabama side should be handled by Alabama. Only reason I say is if everyone started to do that those that Florida residents may go without. Alabama needs
    to step up and help their people. I mean as it is the people in Century and those places need to be taken care of first before considering people in Alabama. Again not trying to be ugly.

  24. Ruth on September 19th, 2020 11:26 am

    Are there any sites for the cantonment molino area

  25. Steve Lentell on September 19th, 2020 11:05 am

    The AMC location is stupid, the line is all the way to Detroit and as far as you can see down 9 mile. They are letting traffic in the other lanes and people trying to cut the line. Police are doing nothing about it. We just have up. Good luck, we’ll maybe try for food tomorrow.

  26. Commen scence on September 19th, 2020 11:01 am

    We drove around and found gas east of Pensacola. Look where damage is not so bad. There are apps to help you find gas but not always reliable. We saw electrical companies from all over the US. People should be grateful. They have come from far away to help get the power on or it would be weeks. You live in Florida and should always expect storms over the summer. Always be prepared and Thank God.

  27. Marcie Maynard on September 19th, 2020 11:01 am

    My family wants to thank all who helped pass out water and MRE’s this morning at the AMC on Nine Mile Rd.
    We are forever thankful!

  28. BigBlock345 on September 19th, 2020 10:48 am

    My family would like to say THANK YOU to the military, first responders, line crews, churches and all the others who are helping their fellow neighbors through this storm and recovery. Your efforts are appreciated. Even if some are ungrateful whiners. You too Mr William for keeping us informed and aware of what’s going on around us. A gain THANK YOU.

  29. Wanda on September 19th, 2020 10:22 am

    Do you know if any ice distribution centers?

  30. RickB on September 19th, 2020 10:07 am


  31. Hannah on September 19th, 2020 9:29 am

    Thank you for the offer of gas!!! I just got some in flomaton.

  32. Loris Clark on September 19th, 2020 8:48 am

    If we can please get help of someone to bring supplies as we dont have transportation from our RV/ mobile home park we still dont have power as we need new poles from tornado took 2 out if we could get help be great we have hospice patients here crushed car and bicycles have trees through roofs too , if can help appreciate it 8504493570

  33. Gloria Crenshaw on September 19th, 2020 7:57 am

    Let’s all work together and be kind to one another. We are all in this together.
    Also let’s help our elderly and those who are not able.

    Together we can make it and knowing that prayer is powerful

  34. Just want to help... on September 19th, 2020 7:34 am

    If the distribution center would allow it I am able to deliver MRE’s and water to several resident’s of Century FL. I have a full tank of gas from before Sally. My problem would be getting them. I have no idea how to get this approved? Any ideas?

  35. Kathryn Banister on September 19th, 2020 7:25 am

    Al if not I can bring some your way. We live in molino and my mil lives off lee road right by Hamilton Baptist and we have been up her way alot.

  36. Steve Litton on September 19th, 2020 7:10 am

    Walnut Hill & AL folks, we were able to get gas yesterday at the Yellow Hammer, I-65 exit 69. No waiting. I believe the Creek Travel Plaza, exit 54 also had plenty of gas.

  37. Just Me on September 19th, 2020 2:19 am

    So many, why not me… I’m thankful that within a few days of a disaster of this magnitude help is here. So some have to drive further, they are offering free supplies, so accept it with gratitude.

  38. Christy on September 19th, 2020 2:09 am

    They are giving this to you fro FREE and so many people are complaining. Shame on you.

  39. Prettyinpink on September 19th, 2020 2:03 am

    Brownsville community center on DeSoto is in the warrington area.

  40. The forgotten on September 19th, 2020 2:03 am

    As usual the Northwest corner of the country forgotten again. Most with no power, no food, and no gas to travel to a distribution center where power has been restored. HERE is something those with the means can do for those without house power HELP by letting someone use your generator. Another thing instead of Distribution Centers, trying delivery to those who are without the means to get to a distribution center. Some people are notorious about going and getting a free handout when they don’t need it and stockpile things where others can’t get it. WE need HELP. Signed Sleepless in Walnut Hill.

  41. Ethel on September 19th, 2020 1:33 am

    Why is everything up north. We need something in the Warrington, gulf beach area, we are always forgotten, we also have families we’re trying to take care of.

  42. Tracy A Smith on September 19th, 2020 12:29 am

    Why so few distribution sites? They are making it hard on people to get to them considering the gas situation. Driving 30 miles round trip is not being considerate to the Molino and Walnut Hill people. Are we going to get ice at all up here?

  43. Jerry Foskey on September 18th, 2020 11:25 pm

    Why is it a place to go in warrigton

  44. S R Abare on September 18th, 2020 11:04 pm

    I was wondering too Al. Will Alabama be getting any help?

  45. Charlie on September 18th, 2020 10:58 pm

    Hannah, I have some gas for your generators. About 15 gallons. No charge for it. You can have it. I’ll bring it to you.

  46. Al on September 18th, 2020 8:47 pm

    Do we know if they will allow Alabama residents to pick up some supplies. We live right in the state line and this would be the closest pickup place for me and my family.

  47. Hannah on September 18th, 2020 7:58 pm

    I’m so thankful!! Even though we have a generator finding gas has been difficult. So my refrigerator and freezer food.

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