Initiative supports health and nutrition programs at CASA’s emergency domestic violence shelter
January 17, 2018, St. Petersburg, FL –For three years CASA heralded the opening of its new 100-bed domestic violence shelter with the capacity to serve 3 times as many people as its previous location. It turns out that number is not entirely accurate… the center often houses over 115 men, women and children at a time. Depending on ages and family composition, it has housed as many as 133 people at once escaping violent homes.
That allows a great many people to find a path to safety and healing through CASA’s guidance. It also means a lot of people needing nutritious food each day, and is the reason CASA is asking for everyone reading this to help out.
CASA’s third annual “Soup-er Bowl: Food Drive for a Safe Home” runs from Jan 17 – Feb 28. Community members are asked to donate online, hold drives with their offices and home Super Bowl parties, or bring nonperishable food items to one of over 100 donation sites located across the county. A list of locations and other information can be easily found at www.casa-stpete.org/souperbowl.
For more information or to get your organization involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-895-4912. CASA’s 2018 Soup-er Bowl food drive is sponsored by West Pharmaceutical Services, The Tampa Bay Times and CRI.
ABOUT CASA (COMMUNITY ACTION STOPS ABUSE)
CASA provides safety, empowerment and prevention programs to end domestic violence. It is the 501c3 certified domestic violence center based in southern Pinellas County, Florida.
CASA operates the area’s 24-hour hotline and emergency shelter, non-residential programs such as support groups, economic empowerment and legal advocacy, Child Protective Investigative Team support and community and corporate training. In addition, CASA’s Peacemakers teach anti-bullying and healthy relationship curriculum to thousands of children each year in the Pinellas County school system.