The Community Food Bank (CFB) received a $15,000 grant from Publix Super Market Charities which will provide 120,000 meals to individuals in need. According to Barbara Sprague, Executive Director of the CFB, the need for food assistance has increased significantly over the past several months. This grant will allow the CFB to provide additional food to their 52 partnering agencies, which include food pantries, ministries, soup kitchens and shelters.
“All of our agencies have experienced tremendous spikes in need from individuals and families trying to navigate the pandemic,” says Sprague. “The $15,000 grant from the Publix Super Market Charities will provide an additional 120,000 meals to help fill the gap.”
The CFB is already looking at expanding their capacity to meet the ongoing and growing demand for food assistance throughout the community.
“We’ve added an additional truck to increase our reach and are facing a situation where the need will soon exceed the capacity of our current warehouse space,” explains Sprague. “We are exploring our options and any opportunities which will allow us to expand our operations and feed more people.”
“We could not do what we do without the generous support of organizations such as Publix Super Market Charities who recognize the need and then take action to help,” says Mike Orlito, Board Chair of the CFB.
If you would like to be part of the movement to ensure no one in our community goes hungry, please make a donation online or mail a check to Community Food Bank – 5259 W Cardinal Street Building B, Homosassa, FL 34446.
If you are in need of food assistance, please click here.