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Judy Titsworth hbmayor@holmesbeachfl.org 941-708-5800

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Mayors' Feed the Hungry Pantry Program

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COVID19 Puts a Strain on Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Pantries
Local supplies continue to decrease as increase in consumer food assistance
climbs exponential

Sarasota, FL-August 14, 2020 – Local food pantries are reporting an alarming increase in the need for food assistance. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, over $50,000 in food gift cards has been donated to hungry families by local food pantries. Each food gift card is $10 – one per individual, with a maximum of 4 per family.   Food gift cards allow people to shop with dignity, providing them the chance to purchase food items they might not otherwise have been able to afford. 

The Mayors’ Feed the Hungry is asking for the public’s help to raise another $50,000, which is desperately needed. Donations can be made online, by text, by check, or in person. *

* To donate online, go to www.mayorsfeedthehungry.org. *
* To donate by text, Text the word GIVE to 941. 275.2032. *
* To donate by mail, send a check to Mayors’ Feed the Hungry, P.O. Box 1992, Sarasota, FL 34230. *
* To donate in person, drop off food at a Mayors’ Feed the Hungry food pantry.   Please contact the food pantry to arrange a food drop off (see below food pantry list).

All nine mayors and both County Commission Chairs in Sarasota and Manatee Counties support the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program – a volunteer organization. No government funding is received.   The program relies upon generous public donations.   Since 1987,  this organization has given away over $3.7 million dollars in food gift cards to those in need in our local communities.   With so many people out of work due to the COVID-19 virus, we are asking the public to help us raise enough funds to give away another $50,000 in food gift cards now when it Is so desperately needed.   

Harvest Food Pantry Video: Harvest Food Pantry Video. (All persons appearing on this video have given permission to use their image.) 

The Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 sponsored by all nine mayors and both county commission chairs in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. All participating members are volunteers. There are 24 food pantries located throughout both counties.

Please contact Scott Biehler if you have any questions.
E-mail: scott@mayorsfeedthehungry.org
or call 941-350-6075.
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Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Pantries
Centerstone, Avery Burke 941-580-7483
Christian Retreat. Sue Slowik 941-746-2882 ext. 448
Haitian Faith Church of God, Ronise 941-920-5302
Hope Family Services, Dawn Davis 941-747-8499
Hungers End, Vicki Snyder 941-448-1549
Restoration and Deliverance, Regina 941-465-5946
Rogers Community UMC, Lynette Edwards 941-807-3880
Step Up Suncoast, Barbara Patten 941-827-2887 ext.7901
Tabernacle Higher Learning, Yancey Styles 941-799-0445
Nokomis /North Port / Venice
Community Assistance Ministry, Todd Miller 941-492-6384
Center of Hope, Jim McCleland 941-412-9044
Salvation Army, 941-240-5108
Family of God UMC, Alan Jackson 727-237-0194
Life Changers, Kevin Washington 941-417-2294
Mt. Carmel Community Resource, Shirley Pearson 941-981-5354
New Hope Community Church, Patti Cropper 941-276-5770
Pentecostal of Faith Church, Lynette White 941-592-0542
Deliverance Miracle Revival, Denise Lowrey 941-993-6073
Harvest Food Pantry, Eureka Webb 941-953-3559
New Life Worship Center, Cindy Wright 941-922-8444
St. Jude Catholic Church, Father Celestino 941-955-3934
Suncoast Center for Independent Living, Livia Leyva 941-351-9545
Truevine Baptist Church, Debora Reaves 941-355-4417