August 2017 eNews

Food Bank Van and Kids Eat Free Bus

The Food Bank of Manatee Sacked Summer Hunger

Even the heat and the rain couldn’t keep Food Bank volunteers from handing out weekend food sacks to school-aged kids this summer. On Fridays, The Food Bank of Manatee followed the Kids Eat Free Bus to Bradenton Village, Southeast High School, and Lincoln Park to ensure youngsters were provided food over their weekend. Additionally, kids could go to Manatee County Public Libraries and receive a weekend food sack. In total, more than 40,800 meals were distributed so far this summer.

Meals on Wheels PLUS Participates in National #SaveLunch Campaign

1 in 5 seniors in Manatee County is threatened with hunger. As the need for home-delivered meals in Manatee County continues to increase, federal funding has not. This leaves a gap in coverage for those in critical need of nutrition. Furthermore, threats of budget cuts to Community Development Block Grants would cripple programs provided by Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. Our community can get involved by writing to Members of Congress to not only protect funding, but make an impact by increasing it. Click here to contact your representatives.

Macy's Shop for a Cause

Shop for a Cause–Get a 25% Savings Pass at Macy’s

With only a few days left of the Macy’s Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge, you still have the opportunity to get your savings pass and help Meals on Wheels PLUS get one donation closer to winning the grand prize–$100,000. The savings pass can be redeemed during the annual Shop for a Cause event, Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13. You can help by making a donation here.

Mission Monday at 3 Keys Brewing and Eatery

What better way to raise money for the PLUS Programs of Meals on Wheels PLUS than enjoying gourmet pub-style eats and hand-crafted small batch-beers? 3 Keys Brewing and Eatery is hosting Mission Monday August 28th from 5-9pm. 10% of the sales will go be donated to Meals on wheels PLUS and for a $5 donation you can spin the Wheel of Charity and win prizes like a free pint, fee appetizer, a hug, or a firm handshake. Click here for directions and more information.

Shop online

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Just visit and search for Meals on Wheels PLUS to designate us as your charity.

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Meals on Wheels PLUS to Host OneBlood Drive at Renaissance on 9th

OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will hold a blood drive at Renaissance on 9th on Monday, August 14, from 11 am to 3 pm. One in three people will need a blood transfusion in their lifetime. Blood donations not only help save lives, but also aid in faster healing for surgery patients. Give blood and receive a voucher for a free cup of soup at the 9th Street Bistro inside Renaissance on 9th, cookies, juice and a special gift. Make your appointment to donate blood here…

Blood Drive

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