Purpose:To encourage local businesses, churches, civic organizations to help stock our shelves for the increased demand for breakfast and luncheon items
Why Increased Demand: Elementary schools.org says 50.87% of the students in Dunedin Public elementary and middle schools, as well as, the surrounding community schools participate in Free or reduced rate lunch programs. During school summer vacation a financial hardship for families and hunger for student’s increases. Our statistics show us running low and running out in past years. So the communities help is needed.
The Challenge:Create a friendly competition among local businesses, churches, civic organizations to hold their own Food Drives for the needed items. The organization weighing in with the most donated food at the end of the Challenge, WINS.
The Prize:Civic Pride and bragging rights to go with it. Dunedin Cares, Inc. will garner the winner as much publicity as possible. We will post on our website, Face Book Page, and have asked local public and private publications, websites, FB pages to give the winner the publicity as well. Of course, the winner receives the 2019 Peanut Trophy, a much coveted award!
Participants Role and Responsibilities:
Promote the Food Drive to your employees, church members, civic club members, Homeowner and or Condo Association members.
Be specific about the items needed: Peanut Butter, Jelly, canned chicken, canned tuna, oatmeal, cereal, pancake mix, maple syrup, can spaghetti or Mac & Cheese.
Provide a centrally located place for donors to drop off the items.
At the end of the drive, Wednesday 5/15/20 10:00 am -12:00 pm, drop off the collected items at our food pantry for weigh in, 1630 Pinehurst Drive, Dunedin. In the back of the Faith Lutheran Church property.
Be sure to provide your Organizations Name, contact person, phone number to the Dunedin Cares Volunteer weighing in your donation.
For questions, please call Mike or Lynn Farrell at 727-446-1469 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org We thank you for your interest and participation.