Bradenton, FL – A joint community effort is underway with United Way Suncoast, Publix, iHeartMedia, and The School District of Manatee County to ‘Stuff the Bus’, an event to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee. The ‘Stuff the Bus’ event is presented by Mosaic and will be held at all Manatee County Publix store locations on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Customers will have the opportunity to make a food donation to help “stuff the Manatee County School bus” parked at each of the 17 Manatee County Publix store locations. All donations collected will be distributed by The Food Bank of Manatee to local agencies and food pantries in our community.
“We are encouraging the community to fill the shelves at The Food Bank of Manatee by donating non-perishable food items and reach our goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of food. Food donations are needed more than ever and will provide nutrition to those in Manatee County who are critically food-insecure,” said Maribeth Phillips, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.
Call To Action:
- SHOP: Sunday, October 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at all Manatee County Publix store locations
- VOLUNTEER: If you are interested in lending a hand during this event, please register to volunteer online at https://www.volunteersuncoast.org/stuffthebus
About Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee:
While initially founded in 1972, with the purpose of providing hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and disabled residents of Manatee County, Meals on Wheels of Manatee, Inc. became so much more. The organization grew over the years in response to community needs, and the “PLUS” was eventually added to the name as a way of representing the many other services offered.
The mission of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is to assist individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring, support services. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee offers comprehensive care and essential programs that assist people to live independently. While services include delivering hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and disabled, other essential programs include: The Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center, The Enrichment Center at Renaissance on 9th, and Friendship Dining.