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Weekly Food Distribution
Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. we hand out boxes of food to members of the community who need food. Our Food Bank is located onsite at the Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale at 710 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon, FL. (Beside Dunkin’). Currently on average we hand out 325-350 boxes of food each week. We’re open rain or shine, but do go on delays for lightning. To sign up to receive texts about our distribution hours and if we go on a delay, please link below via the QR code:
Backpacks of Hope
Our Backpack of Hope program is designed to help provide weekend food to school children who qualify for free school lunch. Our program works effectively by closely aligning ourselves with school personnel. Our backpacks are unique in that we target hunger relief for the whole family – we know that “hungry kids go home to hungry families.” Currently during the school year we provide backpacks of food to 150 students weekly and during the summer on average between 50-75 students weekly.
Our backpacks include items that will sustain a family for the weekend. EX: a jar of peanut butter and jelly, a box of cereal, boxes of mac & cheese, a box of pasta.
Mobile Food Pantry
We understand there may be circumstances that limit someone from attending our weekly food distribution. We work with our clients to meet their food needs. The mobile pantry, aimed at Lithia residents, works with clients on an individual basis. It’s a one on one distribution that is discreet and confidential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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FishHawk Turkey Trot
Are you looking for a great way to help others on Thanksgiving? Would you like to spend more quality time with your family? Have your whole Family join us for the FishHawk Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning! What a great way to spend time with family, improving your health and supporting a local charity. This year we celebrate our 15th annual race and would love to see all of you out there, which helps support our food bank all year long! Want to be notified when race registration opens? Email email@example.com to be added to our list.
Are you interested in hosting a fundraiser or event to benefit Seeds of Hope? We’d love to partner with area businesses, networking groups & charity organizations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
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A message from the SOH President: today my biggest challenge was to figure out a sustainability plan for the Alafia River Disaster Relief effort. I think I’ve done that. I asked Corey Duncan, missions pastor at FishHawk Fellowship (813-655-7431 email@example.com) to lead the effort and to
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Surprise! We won the General Mills 150th Anniversary Surprise Grant for $20,000! Heartfelt thanks to Kathy McElhiney Ballance for nominating us! It literally takes a village to build a charity as awesome as ours and each one of you, volunteers past and present, have...