Sarasota – September 22, 2014 – Campaign participants, corporate sponsors, agency partners, government officials and community leaders will come together for All Faiths Food Bank’s first-ever Hunger Action Summit on September 30, 2014. Last spring residents were invited to join a community-wide food and fund drive to feed students over the summer when school is out and they are at highest risk of going hungry. The Campaign Against Summer Hunger was launched, goals were surpassed, and summer food assistance programs were implemented and expanded.
This summit tells the story of the children and families who did not go hungry — a story of success when a community unites against hunger.
As a result of the Campaign, All Faiths Food Bank established the first-ever BackPack Kids summer program, several new mobile pantry distributions, and expanded existing food assistance services over the summer. Working closely with the Sarasota County School District, the Food Bank provided resources to increase access and capacity at free breakfast and lunch meal programs. The results of these efforts will be revealed at the Hunger Action Summit.
Networking and continental breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m., and the press conference and announcements begin at 9 a.m. The Summit is partially sponsored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
WHAT: Press conference and campaign report announcing the success of summer food assistance programs
WHEN: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 9 a.m. (event is from 8:30-9:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Michael’s On East, 1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota 34232
Media contact: Laura Coyle, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by cell 941-544-5878
About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank 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, schools, and programs. Its mission is to feed those in need and educate the community about hunger and nutrition. For more information call 941-379-6333 or visit www.allfaithsfoodbank.org.