May 20, 2014 – Bradenton, FL – The Food Bank of Manatee is asking the community to take part in upcoming events to help “White Out Hunger” and fill their shelves this summer, when donations are slow. “Summer is always a difficult time of year for us,” said Cindy Sloan, Director of The Food Bank of Manatee, “because food donations decrease considerably, while demand increases. Without school-provided meals, local families need food assistance even more.” Events include a Charity Happy Hour event and a White Out Hunger Party.
“These are going to be fun events for a serious issue here in Manatee County. We are so thankful to Chris, David, Amanda and John for offering their time to help our community with the basic necessity of food,” says Maribeth Phillips, CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, which operates The Food Bank of Manatee.
About The Food Bank of Manatee – The Food Bank of Manatee provides nutritional assistance to children and families in need throughout Manatee County by distributing food to non-profit agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, and churches. The Food Bank also assembles Emergency Family and Baby Baskets for people in crisis. For information on how to donate, host a food drive, or volunteer, visit www.foodbankofmanatee.org or call 941-747-4655.