All Faiths Food Bank Receives $140,500 in Support of Backpack Program, Hunger Relief Programs, COVID Recovery Assistance, and DeSoto Food and Resource Center
Contact Name: Elodie McCartney Ward
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 9412815866
Sarasota, FL – All Faiths Food Bank recently received grants and support from the following foundations and organizations:
$43,000 from Mosaic in support of the Backpack Program
$65,000 from Mosaic in support of Mobile Pantries and Backpack Program in DeSoto County
$25,000 from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation in support of hunger relief programs and COVID recovery assistance
$7,500 from Wells Fargo in support of the DeSoto Food and Resource Center
WHAT: In support of the Backpack program which provides children and students with nutritious snacks, programs that provide nutritious food and education to those experiencing hunger in our community, COVID recovery assistance, and the DeSoto Food and Resource Center where people can receive assistance and emergency food.
HOW MUCH: $140,500
About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, providing millions of meals each year with nearly 200 agencies and programs throughout the community. All Faiths works not only to fight hunger today but also strives to end hunger - forever - by helping families and individuals gain long-term food security, enjoy better health outcomes, and achieve self-sufficiency. In 2020, All Faiths distributed nearly 22.5 million pounds of food, provided 60% more meals than the previous year, and rallied in the face of a 53% increase in new clients at food distributions due to the pandemic. For its efforts, All Faiths was honored as the 2021 "Nonprofit of the Year" by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; the organization was also recognized as a Top 4 Food Bank in the country in 2020. All Faiths is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator and is a member of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks. For more information visit allfaithsfoodbank.org.