Help the Hungry

Free food for students on the Suncoast over Spring Break

Several organizations in both Manatee and Sarasota counties are working hard to make sure that students will have food over spring break.

  Manatee county food drive not only feeds humans, but also their furry friends

Mayors’ Feed the Hungry partnered with the National PTSD Service Association in a “Pets are Hungry, Too!” people and pet food drive on Saturday in Sutton Park. The food drive benefitted families and veterans struggling to feed their four-legged fur babies due to the COVID–19 pandemic.

Holiday food resources available in the Suncoast

The holidays can be a financially difficult time for all and you don’t need to bear the burden alone. There are multiple resources across the Suncoast that can help you with food for the holidays.

  Giving Tuesday, ABC7 teams up with Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, join us for GIVING TUESDAY, a global day of philanthropy, in support of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank as we come together to feed those in need..

  Giving Tuesday - clipped version

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee County has a way to support them while you shop this Black Friday

After your belly is full of your Thanksgiving meal and you’re looking to find some great Black Friday deals online, you can easily help Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee County.

All Faiths Food Bank recognized as one of top 4 (of 200) food banks in the Feeding America network

All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

Gettel Foundation donates $50,000 to local food banks

Five Florida food banks receive $10,000 checks.

Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving Food Fund Drive launches

Mayors’ Feed the Hungry is asking schools, businesses, community associations, service clubs, and organizations to collect money that will be used to purchase $10 food gift cards for families in need.

All Faiths Food Bank hosts turkey distribution effort on Nov. 7

All Faiths hopes to provide 9,000 turkeys and 4 million meals to feed children, families, veterans and seniors this holiday season and community members who are facing hunger.

Meal on Wheels Plus of Manatee helps feed hundreds of families on the Suncoast during Saturday morning event

Hundreds of families lines up at Renaissance on 9th in Bradenton to receive free food during a distribution put together by Meals on Wheels of Manatee and sponsors.

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee County to host mass food distribution Saturday

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee will be conducting a food distribution on Saturday, Oct. 31

Meals On Wheels is inviting the community to donate for the holiday season

It's never too early to start thinking of holiday giving!

All Faiths Food Bank expanding to meet the growing need due to COVID-19

According to the All Faiths Food Bank, hunger has reached a crisis point. In an effort to meet the increasing need of the community due to the financial impact of the Coronavirus and find and serve the hungry, All Faiths Food Bank has adjusted its operations, added staff, trucks and food distributio

  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.