Southwest Florida – Neal Communities has contributed $2,500 to The Food Bank of Manatee County for their annual Empty Bowls luncheon benefit. “Empty Bowls” helps children, families, and seniors in need, right here in the local community. All proceeds benefit The Food Bank of Manatee.
“Our business builds homes within strong communities. The Food Bank of Manatee is crucial to holding up the foundation of those communities by feeding families in need,” said Neal Communities’ President, Pat Neal. “We applaud the hard work they are doing in this area. This is such an important program to our community.”
Guests at the Empty Bowls event enjoy a variety of soup donated by local restaurants and select a unique, handcrafted ceramic bowl to keep. The symbolic meal of soup and bread demonstrates that together, the community can fill the empty bowls of neighbors in need.
“We depend on the generous philanthropy of business owners like Pat Neal to keep fundraisers like Empty Bowls going,” said Cindy Sloan, Director of The Food Bank of Manatee. “With the recent shortages we have been experiencing, we are extremely thankful to have the support of Neal Communities for this year’s event.”
Empty Bowls 2012 will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on both Thursday, October 18, at Renaissance on 9th near downtown Bradenton, and on Friday, October 19, on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. There is still time to be involved – visit http://www.foodbankofmanatee.org/sponsorship.php to learn more information and purchase tickets.
Neal Communities was recently named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #67 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 8,600 homes in Southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally-owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, John Neal Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, First Continental Mortgage, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 32 Parade of Homes 2012 awards, 49 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.nealcommunities.com .