Wondering where our next meal is coming from is something most of us never have to worry about. However, for many in Sarasota and Manatee counties, it’s a constant concern. Thanks to the continued support of schools, religious organizations, corporate sponsors and individual members of our community, we have helped thousands of hungry children and adults who rely on assistance from programs like the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program.
A contribution to this all-volunteer program means your money goes to feed the hungry! The only administrative expenses are for the production of printed materials and mailing costs. All money collected stays in our communities and is used for food vouchers that are distributed throughout the year by local churches, civic groups and social services agencies. (See About Us for more information.)
Last year your generosity provided over 14,000 meals – over 35% went to children, over 16% went to the handicapped and over 15% went to the elderly – however more than 40,000 requests were left unfilled!
We already know the need this year will be even greater because of current economic conditions.
Even the smallest contribution – combined with others – will help feed the hungry.
As we launch our campaign this year, we are asking you all to lend a helping hand once more. Remember, every dollar counts – please feed as many as you can.