Help the Hungry

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."

Meals on Wheels Sarasota in need of donations, volunteers

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

  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.

Food Bank of Manatee hosts Manatee’s ‘Longest Lunch Table’

The Food Bank of Manatee County wrote on their Facebook page, “Enjoy this symbolic meal of soup and bread as we unite at one table to envision hunger-relief together in Manatee County.”

All Faiths Food Bank collaborates with Ringling students

All Faiths Food Bank Works with Ringling Students to Creatively Raise Awareness of Hunger in Our Community.

  Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Launches Homeless Outreach Team

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) -There are around 1,400 documented homeless people throughout Sarasota County.

  Toyota of Sarasota and local organization hope to fill hunger gap at Fruitville Elementary School

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Children on the Suncoast continue to face hunger each weekend when out of school, some not knowing where they're next meal will come from.

  Video: Giving Hunger the Blues October 11,2018

  Turkey drive for Mayors Feed The Hungry