All Faiths Food Bank is in dire need of food donations following a federal cut of funding.
“Hunger has no season.” If anyone should ever question why the Suncoast needs an agency like All Faiths Food Bank, there is the answer. It is also the motto of a non-profit organization that is finding it harder and harder to help the people who need it. Federal funding has been cut for All Faiths, and in a terrible twist of fate courtesy of an economic downturn, the list of people who depend upon its services to put food on the table continues to grow in Sarasota and Manatee counties. “USDA funding has been cut back,” said Aundria Castleberry, director of development for All Faiths. “They say they have to go back to legislation and revisit the food they’re giving out across the country.” All Faiths Director of Operations Jim Swinford says…
Local organizations and businesses step up for Food Bank of Manatee during September
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Only one week into September, local businesses and organizations have raised $12,000 and 10,000 pounds of food for the Grand Challenge to restock the Food Bank of Manatee. Food Bank Director Cindy Sloan said 72 businesses and organizations have requested food bins to collect canned goods and non-perishable items for the cause. The Challenge is to Manatee schools, business owners, hospitals and faith-based organizations to help the Food Bank by collecting either 1,000 pounds of food or raising $1,000 or a combination of the two during September. “We’re buying food like crazy and restocking the shelves, but we really need everyone to keep up the effort,” Sloan said. “Thank you for everything that is happening in our community. I see …