Help Combat Hunger by Donating Food At Any Goodwill Location
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL. — Goodwill Manasota will kick off its summer food drive next month to benefit the Food Bank of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank. From August 4-10, the public is encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to any Goodwill location in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties.
“Donations to food banks typically slow down in the summer months, despite the increased need tied to school vacation,” said Bob Rosinsky, president & CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “These two local food companies are committed to our neighbors, and we will do whatever we can to help support them. Together, we can make a difference to reduce hunger in our community.”
The Food Bank of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank currently serve approximately 150,000 people each week. Donated food will help both food banks combat summer time hunger.
“Our 15-year partnership with Goodwill is invaluable to us,” said Sandra Frank, CEO of All Faiths Food Bank. “Last year alone, they helped collect close to 40,000 pounds of food, allowing us to provide more than 33,000 meals to Sarasota and DeSoto county residents in need.”
Maribeth Phillips, CEO of Food Bank of Manatee adds, “We are so fortunate to have great partners, like Goodwill Manasota, who continue to find ways to assist the Manatee and Sarasota communities in our mission to prevent hunger. Many families and children are counting on us to help them get through the summer, and we cannot let them down.”
“We understand the need for action and are proud to be helping the food banks with this donation drive,” said Rosinsky. “It is important to help our local community during such extraordinary times. We hope this gift will make a difference.”
Food donations can by made at any Goodwill Manasota location. Please visit our website at www.ExperienceGoodwill.org for a list of locations.
About Goodwill Manasota:
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, not-for-profit business that turns donations into good jobs, good homes and good neighborhoods. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. For more than 100 years, Goodwill has provided opportunities through programs such as Donated Goods Employment Services, Job Connection, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, HomeBuyer’s Club, Mission Development Services, White Glove Services, Good Neighbor Program and Ambassadors Program. Goodwill continues to assist people with disabilities and barriers to opportunity by providing good jobs, good homes and good neighborhoods. Tax-deductible donations to Goodwill Foundation can be made at www.ExperienceGoodwill.org.