HELP “SACK" SUMMER HUNGER!

Over the summer, The Food Bank of Manatee distributes nutritious weekend food sacks for students through 47 community partner sites throughout Manatee County. In total, The Food Bank of Manatee distributed more than 110,000 meals to food-insecure students in 2018.

According to the Manatee County School District, over 60% of students in Manatee County are eligible for free and reduced lunch programs. When school is not in session, these students are not getting the nutrition they need.

“Without proper nutrition, children will not reach their full potential or focus. It is critical to our community that we ensure our children have the essential food they need during the summer break”, says Maribeth Phillips, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, operator of The Food Bank of Manatee.

Text FEEDMANATEE to 243725

Call Amy at 941-749-0100 x1238

HOST A FOOD DRIVE AT YOUR SCHOOL, BUSINESS, FAITH OR CIVIC ORGANIZATION, GYM, OR NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBHOUSE.

Critically Needed Items

  • Spaghetti O’s
  • Individual Mac ‘N’ Cheese
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Easy-Open Fruit Cups
  • Raisins
  • Applesauce
  • Juice Boxes/Pouches
  • Pasta
  • Canned Vegetables/Fruit
  • Diapers
  • Baby Formula

VOLUNTEERS ARE CRITICALLY NEEDED TO “SACK" SUMMER HUNGER!

Bring your friends, family, and co-workers to lend a hand!

As some volunteers head north for the summer, it is more crucial than ever to find new recruits to help feed Manatee. Whether packing/distributing weekend food sacks for students in Manatee County or delivering hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors, volunteers are needed to make an impact over the summer.

Click here to register to volunteer or call 941-747-4655.