As the nonprofit community has mobilized to provide relief to residents impacted by Hurricane Ian, the Louis and Gloria Philanthropic Trust is supporting hurricane relief efforts through a $25,000 gift to All Faiths Food Bank. This contribution will support efforts to assist residents in DeSoto County impacted by Hurricane Ian.
In advance of the storm, All Faiths distributed generators to its DeSoto Food & Resource Center as well as to emergency food partner Arcadia Trinity United Methodist Church. Since the storm, All Faiths has held or provided food for distributions at locations including the DeSoto Food & Resource Center, Arcadia Trinity UMC, Arcadia Boys & Girls Club, South Florida State College: DeSoto Campus, Catholic Charities and more.
Other efforts have included daily deliveries – once a safe route had been identified – of food and water to shelters and to the National Guard; the delivery of pallets of food, water and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) to DeSoto Memorial Hospital and to the Child and Family Development Center; and deliveries of food and water to first responders helping to restore an area farm. Additionally, All Faiths Food Bank’s DeSoto Food & Resource Center reopened on October 3 for food and water distributions, and assistance in connecting families to needed social services.
Visit allfaithsfoodbank.org for more information or to make a gift in support of the food bank’s work.
About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, providing millions of meals each year with nearly 200 agencies and programs throughout the community. All Faiths works not only to fight hunger today but also strives to end hunger – forever – by helping families and individuals gain long-term food security, enjoy better health outcomes, and achieve self-sufficiency. In 2021, All Faiths distributed 19 million pounds of food – equating to 17 million meals, provided 36% more meals than 2019 (pre-pandemic), and remained steadfast in its commitment to provide nutritional assistance to community members, including 44% who were new to the food bank. For its efforts, All Faiths was honored as the 2021 “Nonprofit of the Year” by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; the organization was also recognized as a Top 4 Food Bank in the country in 2020. All Faiths is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator and is a member of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks. For more information, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org.