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 …
Manatee School District is challenging organizations to help restock the shelves at the food bank.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The shelves at the Food Bank of Manatee are nearly empty and dangerously close to being unable to service the more than 100 local agencies and food pantries which help feed as many as 60,000 people in our community each month. To help restock the shelves at the Food Bank of Manatee, School District and Manatee County Government leaders are calling all sorts of local organizations to participate in a “Food Challenge” in which schools, churches, hospitals, civic groups and others set a goal of collecting either 1,000 pounds of food or raising $1,000, or a combination of the two during the month of September. Manatee School Board member Julie Aranibar and Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore are spearheading this effort and encouraging …