Bradenton, FL – October 3, 2022 In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, The Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee will be hosting additional food distributions in high-need areas. Distribution dates, times, and locations are as follows:
Myakka Family Worship Center*
33420 Singletary Road
Myakka City, FL 34251
Wednesday, October 5th from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Friday, October 7th from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Duette Fire & Rescue Station*
35800 State Road 62
Duette, FL 34219
Thursday, October 6th from 3:00pm-5:00pm
*Quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Our intention with these additional food distributions is to specifically help under-resourced portions of Manatee County such as Myakka City and Duette,” said Maribeth Phillips, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “Just as we are feeding thousands within the city limits through our partner agencies, our message with these distributions is clear – we are here to help in rural Manatee County,” she added.
The Food Bank of Manatee is the only Food Bank based in Manatee County and is an independent food bank relying 100% on community support. If you are able to assist individuals after the storm, donations can be made online at www.MealsOnWheelsPLUS.org or Text to Give by texting FEEDMANATEE to 243725. All donations stay in Manatee County to help Manatee County residents. Non-perishable food donations, cleaning supplies, toiletry items, baby diapers/formula are also being accepted Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm at The Food Bank of Manatee, 811 23rd Ave. East, Bradenton, FL 34208.
About Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee
While initially founded in 1972 with the purpose of providing 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 nutritious meals to the elderly and disabled through our Home-delivered Meals program, other essential programs include: The Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center, and Friendship Dining Centers. More information is available at www.MealsOnWheelsPLUS.org or by calling 941-747-4655.