SARASOTA, FL — As students return to school after the winter break, All Faiths Food Bank is grateful for foundation and corporate support that makes crucial programs for area children and families possible.
Some recent grants to the Food Bank’s work include: Publix Super Markets Charities, $135,000 for mobile pantries; The Stone Foundation, $120,000 for the DeSoto County Food & Resource Center as well as food for mobile markets, the veterans’ pantry and Backpack program; The Mosaic Company, $65,000 for mobile pantries and backpacks in DeSoto County; The Harry Sudakoff Foundation, $40,000 for the Backpack program; The Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation, $40,000 for the Backpack program; and Wells Fargo, $15,000 for the Mobile Pantry program.
Through its Mobile Pantry program, All Faiths distributes fresh produce, meats and groceries to our community at 22 locations. All Faiths works with 56 partner agencies to provide food pantries and meals at their locations. Numerous mobile pantries are hosted at area schools at times that are convenient for parents as well.
At 69 schools and youth-serving organizations, students can receive “backpacks” filled with nutritious food to help them through the weekend or when school is on break. Additionally, there are pantries that provide fresh produce, meats and groceries at 13 area schools.
All food distributions can be found at allfaithsfoodbank.org, on the “Food Finder” page.
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. 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.