Sarasota, Fla – September 1, 2014 – Hyatt Regency Sarasota has “gone orange” by lighting its building in partnership with All Faiths Food Bank during September, National Hunger Action Month. Starting September 1, 2014, orange beams with the words “fight hunger” will shine into the night against the Hyatt on the Tamiami Trail side at 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. This is a unique display of beauty as the building becomes the canvas, with the night sky as its backdrop – all in support of a national movement to raise awareness of hunger locally.
Hyatt Human Resources Director Michelle Tarullo stated, “The associate team of the Hyatt Regency Sarasota is proud of our longstanding partnership with All Faiths Food Bank in the fight against hunger. Reaching into our community, helping our neighbors, is at the core of our values as a company; All Faiths Food Bank embodies these same core values. This September, we hope to literally put a spotlight on Hunger Action Month to help raise awareness, by lighting the side of our building in support of this call to action to Fight Hunger. This isn’t just about awareness though. Throughout the month we will feature specialty items in Currents and Hurricane Hut to help raise funds in the fight against hunger.”
In addition to lighting up the building, the Hyatt will sell drink and dessert specials, and orange hunger awareness wristbands to guests. The proceeds will go to All Faiths Food Bank.
Orange is the color of hunger and All Faiths Food Bank encourages residents to help raise awareness of hunger during Hunger Action Month. Throughout the United States profiles on Facebook will be turned orange, Twitter users will follow #hungeraction, and corporate and individual participants are invited to get creative with the color orange and submit their “Say it with a Selfie” pictures for sharing on All Faiths Food Bank’s social media posts. Several events during the month of September will be orange themed, including the annual Food Bank fundraiser “Cooking with Class” on September 20.
“Michelle and her team are long-time friends and volunteers at All Faiths and we are very fortunate,” said Laura Coyle, Food Bank spokesperson. “Hunger Action Month invites people across the nation to help raise awareness about hunger in our communities, and thanks to the Hyatt and the breathtaking beauty of the lights, the message it sends is powerful and unforgettable.”
About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank, recently awarded a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, is a member of Feeding America and the hub of the hunger relief system in DeSoto and Sarasota Counties. Last year, All Faiths Food Bank distributed 7 million pounds of food equating to 5.8 million meals through 195 pantries, soup kitchens, churches, community centers and programs. Its mission is to feed those in need and educate the community about hunger and nutrition. For more information visit www.allfaithsfoodbank.org.
About Hyatt Regency Sarasota
The Hyatt Regency Sarasota is the area’s only full service AAA 4 Diamond rated hotel and features a spectacular waterfront setting on Sarasota Bay in the heart of downtown’s Cultural District. Within walking distance of world class performing arts centers, shops and restaurants and just a short drive to the some of the world’s top rated white sand beaches, the hotel is an ideal home away from home for today’s business and leisure travelers. The seasoned hospitality team at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota has truly mastered the art of mixing business with pleasure and they look forward to welcoming you for your next vacation or business meeting. For more information, visit www.sarasota.hyatt.com.