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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 crisis situations can receive food packages on a temporary basis, as well as infant care baskets with formula, diapers, wipes and other baby essentials. Pet food also is available.

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

 The results are in from the Palmetto Rotary's Can Sculpture competition at the Manatee State Fair. We are pleased to note that The Food Bank was recognized for the "Most Creative and Best Use of Labels" with our Fight HUNGER entry. Best of all, the contest resulted in the donation of 1,538 pounds of food. Pictured is Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee CEO Maribeth Phillips with the can creation.

Good Deeds

Many thanks to Air & Energy and their Facebook "friends." The company recently presented Meals on Wheels PLUS with a check for $500 - $1 for each new "like" they added during a recent campaign. The money will benefit The Food Bank. Pictured:  Food Bank Director Cindy Sloan; Air & Energy VP Stewart Moon; Meals on Wheels PLUS CEO Maribeth Phillips and Will Robinson, principal with Blalock Walters and Meals on Wheels Board chair.