July 2017 eNews

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Sack Summer Hunger 2017 Update

The Food Bank of Manatee County’s “Sack Summer Hunger” campaign is in week 4 and off to a great start toward reaching its goal of handing out 10,000 weekend food sacks (totaling 60,000 meals) to hungry kids in Manatee. “It’s always great to see the kids’ eyes light up when they run up and get a weekend food sack,” recalls Cindy Sloan, Vice President and Director of the Food Bank, “because in the end, that’s what it all about, really…It’s all about the kids.

Food bags can be picked up at any of the Manatee County Library Branches, South East High School, Lincoln Park and Bradenton Village. Click here for more information on “Sack Summer Hunger”…

Meals on Wheels PLUS in Critical Need of Volunteer Drivers

The summer months are a crucial time of year for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee’s home-delivered meals program. Many volunteers have gone north for the summer which leaves a gap in coverage of the 53 routes in Manatee County. The need for volunteers is great and we are looking for Champions to step in and deliver hot, nutritious meals and smiles to those that depend on us. To get started volunteering, call (941) 747-4655 or email jgodlewski@mealsonwheelsplus.org

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Be a C.H.A.M.P.,
Give Back,
Get Involved!

The Community Humanitarian Advocate Meal Partnership (C.H.A.M.P.) provides businesses and organizations the opportunity to empower their employees and members to give back to the community. There are plenty of ways to get involved. Adopt a meal-delivery route, pack and sort at the Food Bank of Manatee, host a food drive or fundraiser, “corporate match” a fundraiser, or adopt a beautification project. To become a C.H.A.M.P., call (941) 747-4655 or email dianadill@mealsonwheelsplus.org or jgodlewski@mealsonwheelsplus.org

Feed Manatee County with a Recurring Donation

Monthly recurring donations make it easy to support the PLUS Programs of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and help achieve funding goals over time. Make a recurring monthly gift today, and know your charitable giving is in place for the entire year to come.

  • $1000 can sponsor 20 school-aged children 6 meals a weekend for the entire summer.
  • $500 can provide 20 families enough food for a week with Crisis Stabilization Kits.
  • $250 will provide hot, nutritious home-delivered meals to a senior for a month.
  • $100 provides Emergency Baby Baskets to an infant for a month.
  • $50 will buy 3 cans of baby formula.

Click here to set up a recurring donation and you can help feed Manatee County!


Shop for a Cause in July and August July 11th thru August 9th

Help Meals on Wheels PLUS win $100,000! Macy’s is hosting the “Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge” – a friendly fundraising competition. You can ensure Team Meals on Wheels PLUS secures a spot with the winners by clicking here to make a donation.

As a donor, you will receive an exclusive 25% off savings pass to shop at Macy’s during the annual Shop for a Cause event, August 10th – August 13th. Then join our team by clicking “Fundraise for Your Charity” and start your own fundraiser.

Painting Shirts Needed

Clients at Daybreak Adult Day Center have lots of creative activities to participate in keeping them active, social, and independent. The painting class is a favorite so supplies are always tight. Men’s large painting smocks or shirts, in particular, are in high demand. If you have extra long-sleeved, button-down shirts hanging in your closet or unused painting supplies, please consider donating to Daybreak. Donations can be dropped off at the Adult Day Center, 10920 State Road 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, 34202.

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