Chilling Impact on Food Security

Chilling Impact on Food Security

Grant Year: 2012 | Focus Area: Family | Grant Amount: $104,000 | Grant Status: Completed

Chilling Impact on Food Security

Manna Food Pantries

Manna Food Pantries is dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties serving more than 40,000 people in Northwest Florida annually through its network of five distribution sites spread.

Project Description

Funded needed improvements to the existing warehouse and client service area at the main pantry, including climate control to minimize food loss and adhere to USDA standards.

Community Impact

Reconfiguring and expanding the client service area will result in improved and enhanced services to meet escalating needs. By installing climate control equipment in the main storage and packaging facility, the climate controlled area will increase from 1,500 square feet to 6,500 square feet. Manna will reduce food loss caused by heat and moisture damage, will enhance their ability to increase food inventory, make food storage areas USDA compliant. and provide a safer working environment for their volunteers.