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Ranch auxiliary reserves funds for food

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The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary donated $25,000 to the Food Bank of Manatee
by: Pam Eubanks Senior Editor

The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary doesn’t want children to be hungry this summer.

The group donated $25,000 to the Food Bank of Manatee, an arm of Meals On Wheels PLUS of Manatee. Mary Beth Phillips, CEO of Meals On Wheels PLUS of Manatee, June 1 accepted the check during LWRMC’s meeting.

“This donation is to help fill an urgent need to feed hungry children throughout Manatee County over the summer when school is not in session and they are not receiving school meals,” said Carolyn Ramsey, chairwoman of the Auxiliary’s Grants Committee.

Last year, the auxiliary donated funds Feeding Empty Little Tummies, an organization that also helps feed in-need children. Annually, the group searches for organization to support financially.

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