Bradenton, FL – December 12, 2022 Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee will distribute food to Manatee County families in need through the Food4Families program on Monday, December 19th. Food provided will include holiday hams, canned vegetables, and all the fixings for local families to prepare a traditional holiday meal at home.
“We wish to help make the holidays a little brighter for food-insecure families in Manatee County,” stated Maribeth Phillips, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “The outpouring of gratitude from those who received food at our Thanksgiving distribution was so very heartwarming. We know the needs remain high for the December holidays, and we are offering help and hope,” she added.
The drive-through distribution will take place at 811 23rd Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida 34208 from, 4:00-6:00pm on Monday, December 19th. Quantities are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
One of the PLUS programs of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, The Food Bank of Manatee is the largest hunger relief organization based in Manatee County and is on pace to distribute over 3 million pounds of food to Manatee County residents in 2022. Those who are able to donate to help those in need can make a gift online at www.MealsOnWheelsPLUS.org or by mail to 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, other essential programs include: The Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center, and Friendship Dining. More information is available at www.MealsOnWheelsPLUS.org.