This summer we're focusing on filling gaps in community services while school is out and the snowbirds are up north. Local agencies need extra help in the summer months while donations are down and many of their regular volunteers are away.
Palma Sola DOES It Collections
Done on Every Sunday item collections for June-August go to The Food Bank of Manatee. Place your non-perishable food donations in the grocery cart in the Narthex. The Summer Newsletter lists needed items, and describes The Food Bank's Sack Summer Hunger and (new) Mobile Produce Pantry programs. In August, we collect needed items for Palma Sola Elementary's school clinic. See the July 28 weekly bulletin for needed items.
Our Outreach Offerings for June-August go to The Food Band of Manatee, which experiences its greatest need in summer when donations drop and children are out of school. ~70% of Manatee County students receive free or reduced-priced meals during the school year.