Three grants totaling $30,000 to local food banks will benefit Pinellas County federal workers
CLEARWATER, Fla. – January 17, 2019 – As a result the federal government shutdown, and the number of government employees either out of work or not receiving wages, many families are facing unexpected hardships. These hardships have put a strain on the food banks serving Pinellas County.
To help those in need, the Board of Governors of the Pinellas Community Foundation has authorized $30,000 in financial support for food relief efforts.
Three grants of $10,000 each have been provided to Feeding America Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg Free Clinic and RCS Pinellas. These recipient organizations will provide support to federal employees throughout Pinellas County. Families in need can find a list of local food pantries on the Pinellas Community Foundation website athttps://pinellascf.org/pantries/.
“Families feeling the hardship of lost wages from their federal job may never have used a food bank or food pantry in the past,” said Duggan Cooley, Pinellas Community Foundation CEO. “We want them to know the community is here to help, and we encourage them to not be embarrassed to reach out.”
“They can visit the local food pantry for food and other supplies to get you through this challenging time,” he said.
Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) was founded in 1969. With over $100 million in charitable assets, PCF seeks effective solutions for Pinellas County’s most challenging social, environmental and educational issues, while supporting the advancement of arts and culture. PCF It is the only charitable foundation providing donors with customizable giving opportunities to enhance the quality of life for Pinellas County residents. More than 260 charitable organizations have received donor-funded grants over the last 50 years, totaling over $50 million distributed to support community programs. The PCF mission is only possible thanks to the generosity of donors. For information, call 727-531-0058 or visit www.pinellascf.org.