ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Manna food pantries is hosting “Pack the Pirate Ship” on Dec. 17 for residents in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

“Pack the Pirate Ship” is a food drive event where residents help fill up Manna’s pirate float with non-perishable foods. 

Manna is urging residents to come out and donate the following items:

  • Canned Fruit in 100% Juice (16 oz. and smaller)
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables (16 oz. and smaller)
  • Chicken and Tuna (canned and pouches)
  • Oatmeal (boxes of single-serve packets)
  • Peanut Butter (1 lb. jars and individual cups)
  • Microwaveable Dinners (e.g. Hormel Compleats)
  • Canned Beans

If you would like to donate to the event, simply drive to the location and a volunteer will unload your donations and place them in the float. 

The event will be held from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at two separate locations in Pensacola:

  • Astro Lincoln in car city at 6350 Pensacola Blvd. 
  • Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium at 351 West Cedar St. 

If you cannot make a food donation, Manna is also accepting monetary donations. 

$25 will feed one senior citizen for five days  and $50 will provide 30 meals for one child.

Manna cannot accept the following items:

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Perishable items ‘homemade items
  • Noncommercial canned or packaged foods
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Opened items

For more information, click here or call 850-432-2053.