Help feed hungry children this summer:
Campaign Against Summer Hunger, Apr 1 - May 10

21,000 Sarasota County students (50%) are on free and reduced lunch. During the summer, when school is out, those kids, their siblings and families, may go without regular meals. All Faiths Food Bank is leading the Campaign Against Summer Hunger, April 1 - May 10, 2014, to encourage Sarasota residents to “empty their shelves” and make a cash gift so no child in our community goes hungry.

$500,000 match challenge!

CHALLENGE UPDATE APRIL 14: $150,000 in funds and 70,000 pounds of food. A ways to go but what a great start.

Thanks to generous friends of the Food Bank, we are asking our residents to match the challenge and help us feed kids this summer. Our goal is to collect 600,000 lbs of food. We are planning, in partnership with the Sarasota County schools, to open 45 new meal sites this summer. For the first time, we will be able to also provide a summer backpack program, as well as opening 6 new mobile school pantry sites. Sprout, our mobile farm market will add new stops along the Sprout Route.

Donate today!

Learn more about the Campaign Against Summer Hunger
Click here for a 30 second video about summer hunger
Press Release

Please empty your shelves and drop off nonperishable food at any Sarasota County Goodwill or Fire Station, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, or Insignia Bank in downtown Sarasota.

Visit to:

  • Sign up as a community partner and "own a day"
  • Find or become a donation drop-off site

Special thanks:

Just released:

"On the Edge," a groundbreaking, comprehensive Child Hunger Study that gives a voice to the hungry children in our community.

Recent groundbreaking research on child hunger in Sarasota and DeSoto counties reveals that alarming numbers of children are food insecure and worry about the source and quality of their next meal. Commissioned by All Faiths Food Bank and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the new study is one of the most comprehensive child-hunger studies ever conducted and gathers information directly from the perspectives of children.

Click here for a report summary.
Click here for the Gulf Coast Community Foundation's PROACTION Magazine, Feeding Hungry Families issue.

Click below for the full report:
On the Edge I - Sarasota County
On the Edge II - DeSoto County

Our Mission is to feed those in need and educate the community about hunger and nutrition.
Feeding the Hungry In Perpetuity

The All Faiths Food Bank Foundation was established to provide a permanent endowment in support of our mission to feed the hungry here at home. More...

All Faiths Food Bank provides food to more than 195 local agencies, pantries, churches, community centers and programs to feed our hungry neighbors in need.

Learn more about hunger in our community from CEO Sandra Frank.
Video produced by
The Observer Media Group

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