November 2018 eNews

2018 Empty Bowls Annual Luncheon

Please join us at Manatee County’s Longest Lunch Table at The 18th Annual Empty Bowls from 11 am to 1 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Renaissance on 9 th and Friday, November 9, 2018 at Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. For 18 years, The Food Bank of Manatee has worked with local businesses and restaurants to produce the annual 2-day Empty Bowls luncheon, drawing larger crowds each year.

Guests of these luncheons will enjoy a variety of soup provided by local restaurants with fresh bread, and then select a unique, handcrafted soup bowl to keep. This symbolic meal of soup and bread will unite us at one table to ensure hunger-relief in Manatee County.

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP early bowl selection. Purchase tickets for Empty Bowls here.

 


Bartending for a Cause

Join Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee in a fun night filled with an all-star lineup of guest bartenders Bambi Forristall, Patrick Wright, Ron Beck, and Peggy Kronus. Bartending for a Cause is Wednesday, November 14th from 6-8 pm at Truman’s Trap & Grill, 11161 State Road 70 East Suite 100, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. This event benefits the 13th Annual Community Shoe Box Drive for Manatee County seniors.

 

 

 

 

 

 


#GivingTuesday

Mark your calendar to give back on November 27, 2018 for #GivingTuesday- a global giving moment! This year, The Steven and Natalee Herrig Family Foundation will be matching 1:1 any donations up to $50,000  starting November 27 through the end of the year. 

 

 


 

Bradenton Turkey Trot – Give to Run

The 21st Annual Bradenton Runners Club Turkey Trot will be held in Bradenton on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22nd from 8 am-9:30 am. This unique race has never charged a registration fee, but instead appeals to the community to donate food to The Food Bank of Manatee. Donations can be made via the registration page or bring cash and non-perishable food items the day of the event. 

This year, the Turkey Trot has moved to GT Bray Park and will be a 5K run. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Blaze Fast Fired Pizza Fundraiser

Join Meals on Wheels PLUS at Blaze Pizza, 215 North Cattleman Road, Sarasota, FL 34243 on Wednesday, November 28th from 5 pm-9pm for some fresh, made-from-scratch artisanal pizza, cooked perfectly crisp in a blazing hot oven by a dedicated pizzasmith. Sound good? Bring in the attached flyer or show it on your phone and Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of the proceeds from your meal to Meals on Wheels PLUS! 

 

 

 


12th Annual Shoe Box Reception & Holiday Mart

Please join us at The Grande Clubhouse at The Lake Club, Sunday, December 2nd from 5 pm to 7 pm for the 13th Annual Holiday Shoe Box Reception. Our goal is to collect 1000 shoe boxes that will be delivered to home-bound seniors during the holiday season. These boxes are often times the only present seniors receive.  

Bring a shoe box filled with items such as toiletries, puzzle books, moisturizing lotion, pens/pencils, trinkets, and slipper socks (or a $20 donation to Meals on Wheels PLUS). Enjoy light snacks, a cash bar, a silent auction, and a holiday marketplace—all to benefit the seniors in Manatee County!

For detailed guidelines on the shoe boxes, click here.