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Pen Air FCU Donates $5,000 to Manna Food Pantries

Pensacola, FLA (July 6, 2018) - On Wednesday, June 27, Manna Food Pantries announced the results of the 2nd Annual Donut Strike to "arrest hunger" in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The strike resulted in the equivalent of 34,000 lbs of food or 26,030 meals. This was collected during the three day drive held June 20-22 at local grocery stores.

The Donut Strike came together as a joint effort of the Pensacola Police Department, Escambia County Sherrif's Office, Pensacola Fire Department, Escambia Fire Rescue, local businesses, and the community to turn hunger into hope. With a front row view of hunger and the impact that it has, first responders vowed to put the donuts down and do something to help, and the community stood behind their efforts.

"Thank you Pensacola for allowing us to put a light-hearted spirit on a very serious issue in helping us take care of our neighbors," said Ginny Cranor, Pensacola Fire Chief.

In the spirit of Communerosity, Pen Air joined the efforts again to arrest hunger with a donation of $5,000 towards the 30,000 lbs. goal.

"We understand that hunger is a real problem and we are humbled to stand in the gap with Manna to be a part of the solution and enhance lives," said Stu Ramsey, President/CEO of Pen Air. "We are passionate about turning hunger into hope, and doing our part to ensure that our neighbors have the most basic need - nourishment."

Community partners included: First City Church, Maynard's Donuts, Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters 707, Studer Group, Calliope Films, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union, Pensacola Egg Fest, Apple Market, Publix, Winn Dixie, Sam's Club, and Greer's. 

About Manna Food Pantries: Manna is local, grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedication to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa countries. Manna provides groceries directly to individuals and families in need. Manna's 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.

About Pen Air Federal Credit Union: At Pen Air, respect is a guiding principle. As the largest and oldest credit union headquartered in Pensacola, Florida with $1.4 billion in assets, Pen Air is dedicated to enhancing lives through exceptional service, strength, and financial solutions. With sixteen locations in Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama, combined with Online and Mobile banking we provide a worldwide reach. Pen Air is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, serving the community and improving lives since 1936. For more information, visit penair.org or call (850) 505-3200/toll free (877)4PENAIR.

Photo Caption: Members of the Pen Air Senior Leadership Team, the Manna Food Pantries Executive Director, the Escambia County Sherriff, and the Pensacola Chief of Police gathered for the check presentation.


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