Hunger Heroes

 

 

Hunger Heroes Unite a Community

On behalf of the children and families we serve, a heartfelt thanks to Campaign Against Summer Hunger founders and co-chairs, Keith Monda, Board Chair of Feeding America and Board Member at All Faiths Food Bank, and Veronica Brady, Vice President for Philanthropy & Donor Relations at Gulf Coast Community Foundation. True Hunger Heroes, together they’ve inspired and engaged a caring community to support us in our efforts to nourish young minds and bodies all summer long since the inception of the Campaign in 2014.

 

Be a Hunger Hero! Donate or volunteer today.

 

Help nourish bodies and minds

School Ends, Hunger Begins – Part 4
There are 40,000 kids in Sarasota and Desoto Counties who will need our help finding nutritious food this summer. No one can tell by looking at a child that he or she is hungry. Because smiles mask it and laughter muffles it, child hunger is deceptive, and it exists everywhere. Hungry children fall behind academically, and keeping them nourished and engaged will get them ready to learn when school starts. Please join the Campaign Against Summer Hunger.

 

 

 

 

 

One purpose. One community. 40,000 reasons to give.

School Ends, Hunger Begins – Part 3

For many of us, the idea of kids having a “normal summer” conjures images of sunshine, friends, games and laughter. Sadly, when school ends, hunger begins for 40,000 children right here in our community. We are dedicated to helping these children get the nutritious food they need so that they can be the fun-loving, carefree children that they deserve to be, because hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.

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Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation

Emily and Mia do everything together

Smiles mask it. Laughter muffles it. But the hunger is still there. You can’t tell by looking at a child that he or she is hungry. By nature, children are happy and seemingly carefree. But just because you can’t hear the growl doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

Join the 2017 Campaign Against Summer Hunger

 

 

 

School Ends, Hunger Begins

Meet Emily and Mia
At school, Emily and Mia are inseparable and eat lunch together every day. But when school ends, hunger begins for one of them. Follow Emily and Mia as their story of friendship and hunger unfolds.

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Special thanks to our media Hunger Heroes:

BIZ941 iHeartMedia Venice Gondolier
Comcast Spotlight Observer Group Venice Magazine
Edible Sarasota  Sarasota Magazine WUSF
Herald-Tribune Group

 

Special thanks to our community Hunger Heroes:

Alorica Grace Community Church Saint Boniface Church
American Insurance Agency Direct Gulf and Bay Men’s Tour Sandy’s Designer Clothing
American Momentum Bank Gulf Coast Eye Center Saramana 4424 FOE
American Payroll Assoc. – Gulf Coast Chapter Horizon Insurance Sarasota Bay Club
Ashley’s Food Delivery Humana Sarasota Christian School
Ashton Animal Clinic Huntington Place Apartments Sarasota County Human Services
Baltimore Orioles Hyatt Regency Sarasota Sarasota County Tax Collector
Big Jim’s Self Storage Intercoastal Medical Group Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System
BMW Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota Moms Club
Bob’s Laundry & Dry Cleaning Kanaya Condominium Association Sarasota Young Professionals Group
Bonnell’s Boutique & Winery Kerri’s Jewels & Gems Sertoma
Brentwood Elementary School Knights of Columbus Sherry Ellis Law, PLLC
Brick’s Smoked Meats Krystyna’s Designs Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
Bushido La Bella Interiors Southwinds Mobile Home Park
Café Venice Libby’s Café + Bar Sprouts Farmers Market
Caldwell Trust Literacy Council of Sarasota St. Armands Key Lutheran Church
Cedar Cove Manufactured Home Community Louies Modern St. Martha Catholic School
Century 21 Real Estate Macy’s Starbucks
Certified Collectibles Group Macy’s State College of Florida Foundation
Children’s World Uniform Supply Made in Italy Sunbug
Ciao Bella Salon & Boutique Managers of Gulf Coast, Inc. Sutton Place Association
City of North Port Mantra Fitness T.J. Carney’s Pub & Grille
Coastal Printing Mature Image Tableseide Restaurant Group
Conditioned Air Michael Saunders & Company Tangi&Jess
Condo on the Bay Miles Partnership Tarpon Shores Dental Pro Tennis Classic
Cranberry Elementary School Mission Valley Golf & Country Club The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Crown Castle Muse at the Ringling The Ringling Museum
Crystal Clean Green Cleaning Nice Nails The Ritz Carlton Beach Club
Culver’s Northminster Presbyterian Church The Sarasota-Manatee Originals
Cypress Falls, 55+ Oak & Stone Three Little Pigs BBQ
Dealer’s United Out Of Door Academy Toasted Mango Café
Department of Children and Families Palm Grove Mennonite School TopKnot Salon
Desoto Beach Club Panera Bread US Mart
Esplanade by Siesta Key Patchington Venice Golf and Country Club
Eyes on You PGT Industries Venice MainStreet, Inc
FCCI Pineapple Yoga Studio + Event Space Venice Olive Oil Co.
Flynn’s on Venice Ave Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Visit Sarasota County
Forty Carrots Family Center Professional Supplement Center Wells Fargo Advisors
Friends of the Sarasota Ballet Pro-Motion Notions West Coast Realty of Venice, LLC
From Cradle to Caring Regency Condo Wild Ginger Apothecary
Fugate’s of Venice Ringling College of Art and Design Wilde Honda
Furniture Warehouse Sabadell Bank & Trust Wish on the Island
Girl Scout Service Unit 11/12 Sabal Palm Bank Woodside South
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida YouFit

 

 


The Campaign Against Summer Hunger dollar-to-dollar match began April 1 and ended on May 15, 2017, but we welcome gifts of any size, at any time. The Campaign raises food and funds to feed children and their families all summer long in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. You can help feed children this summer – be a hunger hero!

When school ends, hunger begins for those students who get meals at school, their younger siblings, and for other kids who simply aren’t on the radar of the agencies that gather data. Each year, thousands of children spend the summer without knowing where or when they will eat again. Very conservative estimates place the number of school children in our community who face daily hunger at 21,000. When we factor in the ‘invisible children’ – the younger siblings of those school children and others who aren’t included in official counts – the number of hungry kids is closer to 40,000.

Learn more about summer hunger in our community. 


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