December 23, 2022 Contact: Carl Brown, President
For Immediate Release Tampa East Sertoma Club
Tampa East Sertoma Club’s Traditional SALFAB Program Feeds
More than 30 Local Families
Tampa, FL – On Thursday, December 22, Tampa East Sertoma Club delivered their Annual SALFAB holiday meal to more than thirty local families. SALFAB means Skip-A-Lunch, Feed-A- Bunch, where club members skip a lunch and donate those funds to the program. For more than 35 years, the SALFAB program has grown with the help of Publix Super Markets, who provide in-kind food donations as well as considerable employee time to put the food bags together. For the last two years, the program has additionally received a $2000 grant from Sertoma Inc., the national organization over local Sertoma civic service clubs such as Tampa East Sertoma.
Most of the recipients receiving food donations were associated with Sunrise Children’s Services. Food insecurity is a growing problem in the Tampa Bay area, and the SALFAB program brings good food and holiday cheer to families in need during this special time of year.
Tampa East Sertoma Club is one of the area’s oldest civic organizations, serving the Tampa Bay community for more than 50 years. To learn more about Tampa East Sertoma Club, please visit www.TampaEastSertomaClub.org, or contact our club president, Carl Brown at 813.340.3104.
Sertoma, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit national service organization founded in 1912 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. For more information about Sertoma, Inc. and its community of clubs, visit: www.Sertoma.org.
Cutline Photo 1: Tampa East Sertoma Club members pick up groceries from Publix Super Market at Carrollwood with Tammy Jones, Asst. Manager (left with name tag), and Mark Tveroha, (right with name tag), Manager of Publix Super Market.
Cutline Photo 2: Sunrise Children’s Services Executive Director Laura White (center) loads donated groceries with the help of Tampa East Sertoma club members.