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East County Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 4 years ago

Impromptu food drive reaps big returns


When Lakewood Ranch resident Don O’Leary heard the Food Bank of Manatee was in dire need of food donations, he scheduled an Aug. 3 emergency pickup within the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club and Edgewater communities.

After promoting the drive for just a few days, he and friends Dick Moran and Rich Lozier picked up 1,600 pounds of food and $6,940 in donations.

“For an emergency pickup, it was fantastic,” O’Leary says.

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