Help the Hungry

  Meals On Wheels is still in need of volunteers in Sarasota County

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped Meals On Wheels volunteers from delivering food to home bound residents, but they still need volunteers.

Local food pantries continue seeing increase in demand but less supply

"If anyone has some money that they can help meet this urgent need to help feed hungry people and children in our communities. We need help, and we need it now."

Summer meal programs in Sarasota County

About 50% of the students who attend Sarasota County School District are eligible for free or reduced meals. During the summer months those students rely on summer meal programs to stay fed.

  Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee County holds mass food distribution

The wet weather did not stop Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee County in their mass distribution on Saturday morning.

  Manatee County School Resource Officer passes out meals on his birthday

A Manatee County School Resource Officer (SRO) gave back to his community on his birthday.

Meals on Wheels Sarasota in need of donations, volunteers

An organization that helps those in need could use a little help.

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee to continue limited service during COVID-19

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee released in a statement that its organization will continue its Home-delivered Meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Three ways you can help Meals on Wheels PLUS: volunteering, donating food and items, or giving money

In the last few days, Manatee Meals on Wheels PLUS says they have received a high-volume of inquires about volunteering - and that’s a good thing because volunteers are needed!

  Manatee County Meals on Wheels impact study released

Meals on Wheels has been helping families in our area since 1972 and the non-profit is releasing their recent statistics.

All Faiths Food Banks receives $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota

All Faiths Food Bank has receive a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota in support of school pantries.

  Meals On Wheels Plus looking for volunteers

The Food Bank of Manatee County’s program Meals on Wheels Plus says they are going to “sack” summer hunger.

  Local organization helping provide students with food throughout the summer

For kids, summer means no more pencils, no more books, but also the end of free regular meals.

Kids eat for free in Manatee County this summer starting June 3rd

The Summer BreakSpot program and Manatee County Schools Food and Nutrition is preparing to feed students across Manatee County again this summer.

Sarasota County School District to provide food for families in need for the summer

Sarasota County Schools will be serving alongside organizations such as All Faiths Food Bank to provide families in need with food resources like groceries during the summer.

  Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed As Busy Season Ends on the Suncoast

“We have to find these drivers. We need full-time residents that will meet that need because our snowbirds are leaving,”

  Campaign against Summer Hunger walk in Sarasota

The all-faiths food bank kicked off its First annual “Campaign against Summer Hunger” with a walk across the Ringling bridge over the weekend.

  Venice Area Mobile Wheels needs more clients

Do you know someone who could use a meal delivered 6-days a week by a smiling face in Venice?

Givers and Doers honored at the 14th annual Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon

The 14th annual Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon saw givers and doers fill 60 tables at the Bradenton Area Convention Center to the inspiration from a student, a nonprofit executive director, an attorney, a copier technology firm, and the retired owners of a car dealership.

  Manatee County kids eat free during spring break

Manatee County kids eat free during spring break

Meals on Wheels Plus wins award in Manatee County, President and CEO gives speech

Exciting news for Meals on Wheels Plus as they received well deserved awards, according to the volunteers.

All Faiths Food Bank kicks off annual new walk to end summer hunger

The All Faiths Food Bank will kick off the Campaign Against Summer Hunger with a walk across the Ringling Bridge.

Food Bank Mobilizes to Serve Community During Government Shutdown in Sarasota

All Faiths Food Bank Mobilizes to Serve Community During Government Shutdown in Sarasota County.

  One organization in Newtown provides 125 hams and other items for families this holiday season

Christmas is 10 days away and one organization in Newtown ensured families in the community have some holiday cheer.

  The Salvation Army in Manatee County sees significant spike in need

The Salvation Army in Manatee County sees significant spike in need

Bowls of Hope returns to Ed Smith Stadium on December 2

Tickets are still available for All Faiths Food Bank’s Bowls of Hope event, which will be returning this year to Ed Smith Stadium on December 2, 2018 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

North Port church serves Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds in the community

As holidays continue to play a huge part in American culture, so is the spirit of giving.Waking up with little to no food to eat, no place to go or family to reach out to are the harsh reality for some people. Even the “working-poor” as one volunteer called it during our interview.

  Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office provides Thanksgiving meals for 52 families around their community

As the Community Policing Unit in Pinellas County patrol the community for safety, these officers noticed certain members in the community who could use some support this Thanksgiving.

  The Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving meals to those in need

The Salvation Army in both Sarasota and Manatee County served around 1,500 people a warm Thanksgiving meal.

Help a senior by giving the gift of the holiday spirit this year

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee is holding the 13th annual Shoe Box Reception and Holiday Mart on December 2 from 5-7pm. There will be complimentary appetizers and desserts, a cash bar, an auction, 50/50 raffle, a magician and complimentary photo booth, and vendors at the holiday mart.

  Local Businesses Filling The Plate to Help Those in Need this Thanksgiving

There are dozens of local organizations that try and make it happen for those families, but they can’t do it without our help.