The Food Bank of Manatee recently challenged local businesses and organizations to collect non-perishable food items to help end “summer hunger.” During a press conference, Cindy Sloan, the vice president of the Food Bank explained that summer is a busy time because when school lets out, their food supply for families and children in need diminishes.
Blalock Walters stepped up to the plate and issued our own internal challenge – to fill an entire barrel full of food. We did. Times three. Altogether, attorneys and staff filled three barrels full of donations, collecting over 420 pounds of food. With a little teamwork and a lot of fun, we built a shelter over our Southeastern Guide Dogs sculpture using the cans, boxes and containers of food.
“The enthusiasm and generosity of the employees of Blalock Walters illustrates their commitment to our community and to the Food Bank of Manatee. We are sincerely grateful for this donation of food to feed those in need,” said Maribeth Phillips, CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS and Food Bank of Manatee.