Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of the PLUS! When you become a sponsor of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, you will make a positive impact – both on your business and on the local community. At Meals on Wheels PLUS we work with businesses of all sizes and across all sectors. We have strong relationships working with leading businesses, including well-known brands, as well as smaller companies seeking to raise their profile in our community.

Additionally, we encourage our community partners to provide opportunities for their employees to make donations and participate in group volunteering to help our partners meet their corporate social responsibility goals. These volunteering opportunities allow employees to engage in community service and increase engagement with other employees. We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities, including:

  • PLATINUM

    $10,000
  • GOLD

    $7,500
  • SILVER

    $5,000
  • BRONZE

    $2,500

Community Exposure

  • Company logo on meal delivery vans which circulate throughout Manatee County Monday thru Friday.
  • Company logo on signage on the interior of Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Food Bank of Manatee warehouse.

Media & Communications

  • Social Media (Facebook) tags with pictures when applicable.
  • Inclusion in Agency Overview brochures.
  • Logo recognition in monthly e-newsletters.
  • Logo with link to business website on the Meals on Wheels PLUS website.

Special Event Exposure

  • Logo inclusion in print advertising for the Annual Tropical Nights and Empty Bowls fundraisers.
  • One reserved table of 8 at Empty Bowls.
  • One reserved table of 8 at Tropical Nights.
  • Promoted on Annual Sponsor display at special events.
  • Promoted on Annual Sponsor display at marketing events.
  • Listing in event programs.
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional items at Annual Appreciation event.

Additional Benefits

  • Personalized Plaque to display at your location.
  • Use of Meals on Wheels PLUS or The Food Bank of Manatee name/logo, with prior approval, in advertising or promotion.

Community Exposure

  • Company logo on signage on the interior of Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Food Bank of Manatee warehouse.

Media & Communications

  • Social Media (Facebook) tags with pictures when applicable.
  • Inclusion in Agency Overview brochures.
  • Logo recognition in monthly e-newsletters.
  • Logo/listing on the Meals on Wheels PLUS websites.

Special Event Exposure

  • Logo inclusion in print advertising for the Annual Tropical Nights and Empty Bowls fundraisers.
  • One reserved table of 8 at Empty Bowls.
  • One reserved table of 8 at Tropical Nights.
  • Promoted on Annual Sponsor display at special events.
  • Promoted on Annual Sponsor display at marketing events.
  • Listing in event programs.
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional items at Annual Appreciation event.

Additional Benefits

  • Personalized Plaque to display at your location.
  • Use of Meals on Wheels PLUS or The Food Bank of Manatee name/logo, with prior approval, in advertising or promotion.

Community Exposure

  • Company logo on signage on the interior of Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Food Bank of Manatee warehouse.

Media & Communications

  • Social Media (Facebook) tags with pictures when applicable.
  • Inclusion in Agency Overview brochures.
  • Logo recognition in monthly e-newsletters.
  • Logo/listing on the Meals on Wheels PLUS websites.

Special Event Exposure

  • Logo inclusion in print advertising for the Annual Tropical Nights and Empty Bowls fundraisers.
  • One reserved table of 8 at Empty Bowls.
  • One reserved table of 8 at Tropical Nights.
  • Promoted on Annual Sponsor display at special events.
  • Promoted on Annual Sponsor display at marketing events.
  • Listing in event programs.
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional items at Annual Appreciation event.

Additional Benefits

  • Personalized Plaque to display at your location.
  • Use of Meals on Wheels PLUS or The Food Bank of Manatee name/logo, with prior approval, in advertising or promotion.

Community Exposure

  • Company Listing on signage on the interior of Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Food Bank of Manatee warehouse.

Media & Communications

  • Inclusion in Agency Overview brochures.
  • Listing in monthly e-newsletters.
  • Listing on the Meals on Wheels PLUS websites.

Special Event Exposure

  • Listing inclusion in print advertising for the Annual Tropical Nights and Empty Bowls fundraisers.
  • Two tickets to Empty Bowls and Tropical Nights.
  • Promoted on Annual Sponsor display at special events.
  • Promoted on Annual Sponsor display at marketing events.
  • Listing in event programs.
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional items at Annual Appreciation event.

Additional Benefits

  • Personalized Plaque to display at your location.
  • Use of Meals on Wheels PLUS or The Food Bank of Manatee name/logo, with prior approval, in advertising or promotion.


In the midst of this unprecedented circumstance, we are working to fulfill the rising needs and costs of our programs to ensure essential nutrition is available to our home-bound seniors, children, and families who do not have access to meals.

We are beyond grateful for the overwhelming response from those interested in volunteering at Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee! The numbers of those wanting to volunteer exceeds what we can currently accommodate due to the guidelines issued by the CDC. The needs in our community are great and will continue to grow. We encourage everyone interested in lending a hand to mobilize a non-perishable food collection or purchase items online to be delivered directly to us.

Specifically needed items: canned vegetables, baby cereal & formula, canned fruits, mac ‘n’ cheese, peanut butter, jelly, boxed rice, boxed pasta, canned soups, canned meat, 100% fruit juices, breakfast bars, oatmeal, powdered milk, apple sauce, dried beans, trail mix, and healthy cereals. Please avoid glass containers.

Click here for a printable flyer.

 


Critically Needed Food Checklist

All donations can be delivered or shipped directly to:

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, 811 23rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208.

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT…TOGETHER WE FEED MANATEE!

The Florida Registration number for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is #CH1420. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) or at www.800helpfla.com within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.