Together, We Can Sack Summer Hunger!


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Sack Summer Hunger 2017

Summer Hunger In Manatee County

Did you know 60% of school-aged kids in Manatee benefit from free or reduced priced meals at school?  The Food Bank of Manatee needs support from our community to help provide meals to food insecure children during the summer months. As the donations decrease and the demand for food increases, summer is the most critical time of the year to keep the shelves of The Food Bank stocked. This year, the “Sack Summer Hunger” campaign will help bridge that hunger gap by distributing 1,000 weekend food sacks for kids for 9 weeks starting June 9th, 2017 through August 4th

Each Weekend Food Sack Contains:

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 Snacks
  • 2 Fruits
  • 2 Juices
  • Milk
Food Bank Summer Weekend Sack
Manatee County Kids Eat Free Bus

Where To Pick Up Food Bags?

Manatee kids can pick up their weekend bags at any Manatee County library branch or The Food Bank will be following the Kids Eat Free bus to Bradenton Village off of US 301 (11:30 – 12:00pm),  South East High School in Bradenton (12:30 – 1:00pm), and Lincoln Park in Palmetto (1:30 – 2:30pm).


The Food Bank has also partnered with The Bradenton Housing Authority – 5631 11th Street East, Bradenton,  The 13th Avenue Dream Community Center – 922 24th Street  East, Bradenton, and Just For Girls – 1011 21st Street East, Bradenton.

These children are in critical need of food over the summer months! Volunteer, donate food, or host a food drive at your business, church, or social organization. Call (941) 747-4655 for more information or to get involved. 

Download the Sack Summer Hunger Tool Kit.