Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee Providing Fresh Produce at Manatee County Locations Near Six Title 1 Schools

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SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY SEP 16, 2020

Beginning on Thursday, September 17th, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, through The Food Bank of Manatee, will provide fresh produce each month, from September through May, to families in need in Manatee County. “This initiative is aimed at getting fresh, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables into Manatee County homes,” said Maribeth Phillips, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “Our selected Community Partners are near six Title 1 schools, enabling us to serve as many families as possible with this tremendous resource,” Phillips said. Locations near Blackburn Elementary, Daughtrey Elementary, Oneco Elementary, Rogers Garden Elementary, Samoset Elementary, and Tillman Elementary have been identified, though families living anywhere in Manatee County can participate. The produce will be provided free of charge on the third Thursday of the month from September through May at the following locations:

  • Visible Men Academy: 921 63rd Ave. East, Bradenton 34203 from 8:00am – 10:00 am
  • Sozo Missions: 3124 17th Street East, Bradenton 34208 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Increasing Joy Ministries: 2515 37th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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