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.
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.
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.
Greenhouse & Organic Urban Garden
Manna’s Main Pantry, 116 East Gonzalez Street
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
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