Goodwill launches food drive

 

Goodwill launches food drive

 

Date: August 2, 2013
by: By Josh Siegel | Staff Writer

 
 

Goodwill Manasota is seeking non-perishable food items for its summer food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Manatee and All Faiths Food bank.

The public can donate food to any Goodwill location in Sarasota, Manatee Hardee and DeSoto counties from Aug. 4 through 10.

“Donations to food banks typically slow down in the summer months, despite the increased need tied to school vacation,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “These two local food companies are committed to our neighbors, and we will do whatever we can to help support them.  Together, we can make a difference to reduce hunger in our community.”

The Food Bank of Manatee, a service of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, and All Faiths Food Bank currently serve about 150,000 people each week.

“We are so fortunate to have great partners, like Goodwill Manasota, who continue to find ways to assist the Manatee and Sarasota communities in our mission to prevent hunger,” said Maribeth Phillips, CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “Many families and children are counting on us to help them get through the summer, and we cannot let them down.”  

Visit www.ExperienceGoodwill.org for a list of locations to donate.

Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver.com

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  • Public donations are down considerably. The Food Bank of Manatee reports that it received 61,205 lbs in January 2013 compared to 6,616 in July 2013. There is a critical need for shelf-stable vegetables, soups, fruit, cereal, protein items... Time to clean out the pantry!
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  • Rochelle Dudley
    Thu 8th Aug 2013
    at 9:44pm
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