Police and Manna Food Pantries
The Pensacola Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office joined forces in a "doughnut strike" to raise food donations for Manna Food Pantries.
The doughnut strike entailed officers and deputies vowing not to eat any doughnuts until they received 5,000 pounds of donated food from the community. By the end of the five-day drive, they'd raised 25,202 pounds of food.
"We were amazed at how the community responded, and our officers really enjoyed the time we had to interact with citizens," said PPD Capt. Chuck Mallett. "We took a lot of pictures, shook a lot of hands and hugged a lot of necks."