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Inside The Food Bank


About The Food Bank of Manatee

The Food Bank of Manatee provides nutritional assistance and caring supportive services to individuals in need throughout Manatee County by distributing food to non-profit agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, and churches. Families in emergency situations can receive food packages on a temporary basis, infant care baskets for a new baby, and pet food. For information on how to donate or volunteer to the Food Bank of Manatee call 941-747-FOOD. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and The Food Bank of Manatee are registered names and any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

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Recent News & Good Deeds

Good Deeds


  On August 29, 2012, the Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club collected over $3,600,

  which was used to purchase over 2,100 pounds of food! They took Cindy, our

  Food Bank Director shopping with them to assure they were purchasing items

  in the highest demand. They also held a successful Food and Funds Drive last

  year. Thank you for your continued support!


Good Deeds


The Boy Scouts collected more than 1300 lbs of nonperishable food on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in neighborhoods throughout Manatee County. They also unloaded and sorted it at the Food Bank. Great work!




Good Deeds

Leadership Manatee Alumni Association donated $230 from member collection and a $230 match from the LMAA Board to The Food Bank of Manatee. Brett Pollock and Tara Donovan present a check to The Food Bank's Vice President of Development Kristen Theisen (center).


Good Deeds

University Park Women's Club donated $16,000 to the Food Bank of Manatee at their "Walk The Red Carpet" lunch and fashion show in January. The check was presented by Club president Cheryl Kleiman to Food Bank Vice President of Development Kristen Theisen.