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Manna Food Gardens, along with Manna Food Pantries, are committed to alleviating hunger in Escambia & Santa Rosa counties.

Manna Food Gardens were seeded in 2005 by a generous $125,000 grant from Impact100 Pensacola Bay Area. The gardens provide an opportunity to ensure not only that the hungry receive food, but that the food they receive is fresh and healthy. Manna Food Gardens currently consist of a greenhouse and an organic urban garden at our Main Pantry at 116 East Gonzalez Street in Downtown Pensacola and several community gardens.

Organic Urban Garden

An organic, urban garden has been established at our Main Pantry, with grow troughs on approximately half an acre of a concrete slab that was cleared by Hurricane Ivan. A greenhouse has been erected on the same site, which is used to propagate seed plants for all of the gardens and to continue crop production through the colder winter months. All food harvested from the grow troughs is distributed to clients at our Main Pantry and shared with other organizations that feed the hungry in our community.

Community Gardens

The community gardens are intended for use by those who will benefit most from the harvest, both financially and nutritionally. We helped lay the foundation for the community gardens, and rely on the community’s businesses, neighborhoods and sponsoring schools to take over ongoing operations and financial support. All food produced in the community gardens is intended to provide nourishment directly to the local community cultivating the land.

Food Gardens Locations

Greenhouse & Organic Urban Garden

Manna’s Main Pantry, 116 East Gonzalez Street

Community Gardens

Julian & Callie Harris Memorial Community Garden - 121 South DeVilliers Street

GROW / Eastside Community Garden - 209 North Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Fetterman - Whibbs Memorial Community Garden - West Government Street

Gadsden Street United Methodist Church Garden - East Jackson Street

Movement For Change Community Garden - North Davis Highway

School Gardens

Bellview Middle School & Community Garden

Bellview Elementary School Garden

Blue Angels Elementary School Garden

Brown Barge Middle School Garden

C. A. Weis School Garden

Cordova Park Elementary School Garden

Creative Learning Academy School Garden

Episcopal Day School Garden

Escambia Westgate School Garden

Ferry Pass Middle School Garden

Gulf Breeze Elementary School Garden

Hallmark Elementary School Garden

Oakcrest Elementary School Garden

O. J. Semmes Elementary School Garden

Warrington Middle School Garden

Workman Middle School Garden

Head Start Program Office, West Cervantes Street