BRADENTON, FL June 10, 2020 – Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is gearing up for a virtual fundraising event Tropical Nights: Roaring 20’s in 2020 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Originally scheduled for March 28th, the event had to be postponed due to COVID-19.
Many nonprofit organizations rely on the revenue generated from fundraising events to maintain their operations. With the increased needs in the community over the last several weeks, the same is true for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “COVID-19 has really put the spotlight on the work we do every day at Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and The Food Bank of Manatee to feed those in need,” said Maribeth Phillips, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS. “While this isn’t the event we envisioned, we are grateful to have an online platform where we can share our important mission and critical work, while raising much needed resources,” stated Phillips.
The community is welcome to join the online event from 6:00-7:15 pm on Saturday June 20th by visiting http://bidpal.net/tropicalnights2020. The virtual event is free to attend and will include entertainment, live and silent auctions, and much more!
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, supportive 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.