1. Residents are encouraged to join in the fight to combat hunger in the community by donating nonperishable food items. Donations can be dropped off any day during July at The Centre, located
at 1500 16th Street in Palm Harbor.
It is estimated that nearly 119,000 are currently food insecure in Pinellas County. Food shortages are currently higher than normal due to greater community need with school being out for summer break.
"FEAST is running low on almost all needed items. The shelves are literally empty," comments Erica Lynford, Director of Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation. "We hope this food drive will help families in our community meet their most basic of needs," continues Lynford, who also sits on the Board of Directors for FEAST Food Pantry.
Nonperishable items most needed for donation by FEAST Food Pantry include: Peanut butter, jelly, canned soup, cereal, canned meat, canned pasta, dry pasta and pasta sauce.
For more information on the food drive, contact Trish Harrison, Assistant Director of Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation, at 727-771-6000
ABOUT FEAST FOOD PANTRY FEAST :
Food Pantry compassionately provides food and personal care items for families in need in North Pinellas County. The non-profit organization distributes bags of shelf stable food based on family size which typically equates to a 3-4 day supply of food. FEAST is located at 2255 Nebraska Avenue in Palm Harbor.
ABOUT PALM HARBOR PARKS AND RECREATION :
Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation is a nonprofit organization that manages county property. The organization, which is part of the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency (PHCSA), oversees The Centre, Sunderman Park Sports Complex, Pop Stansell Park, J. Stephen Putnam Park, Harbor Hall and Rheba Sutton White Chapel.
For further information on this release contact Mary Devine
at 727 .458. 7662 or Mary@cmsa.com