In Sarasota, tens of thousands of children rely on the meals they receive each day at school. When school lets out, All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger makes sure they have enough to eat during the long hot weeks of summer.
This is a remarkable effort, supplying 2,000,000 nutritious meals to nearly 27,000 children of school age and younger from May through September. It only happens through community efforts of monetary donations, donations of cans and boxes of food, and volunteer hours.
Denise Cotler, Development Director of All Faiths Food Bank recently told DWB of families living in modest hotels, without facilities to cook; of homeless children without daily, regular access to food; and stories of food deliveries to certain homes, finding previous meals were only half eaten – the other half having been shared with beloved family pets.
Designing Women was happy to recently present a 2015 DWB Grant Award to All Faiths Food Bank to aid their efforts to improve quality of life for these children and families.
Learn more about this local challenge and participate in the Food Bank’s efforts via our own Food Drive at Designing Women’s April 28, 2016 Salon Series presentation by Ms. Cotler, “The Hub of Hunger“. For tickets and more information, please click HERE.