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ECHO of Brandon claims top prize in social entrepreneurship

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12/01/2017

ECHO of Brandon, a charity whose mission is to end hunger in southeastern Hillsborough County, took the $25,000 grand prize in Social Venture Partners’ first Shark Tank-styled competition for social entrepreneurship in the Tampa Bay Area.

Social entrepreneurship is the use by nonprofits of the techniques that enable startup companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.

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Local groups to distribute turkeys for holiday

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11/17/2017

All Faiths Food Bank and the Manatee YMCA expect to distribute thousands of turkeys next week for Thanksgiving.

All Faiths received $45,000 in donations from the Kathleen K Catlin Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Gail Baird Foundation to provide frozen turkeys and side dishes to distribute to over 26,000 people.

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Say cheese-cake: MLB Thanksgiving recipes are back!

Release Date: 
11/17/2017

Friday marked the Marlins' annual Turkey Distribution Day, and lending a helping hand was Derek Jeter, the organization's new chief executive officer.

The private event was held on the West Plaza of the ballpark and is one of the Marlins Foundation's main holiday traditions.

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2017 National Summit to End Hunger begins

Release Date: 
11/06/2017

Hundreds of volunteers are trying to pack more than enough meals to distribute to Tampa Bay organizations.

The 2017 National Sunshine Summit to End Hunger began on Monday at Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa. The Network to End Hunger is mobilizing volunteers with United Way Suncoast, Metropolitan Ministries, Home Depot, Publix, and others, to pack 250,000 meals.

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Pinellas Community Foundation fights hunger

Release Date: 
11/01/2017

Think of the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) as a super charity. Money donated to the group is distributed to hundreds of others in Pinellas County.

While PCF helps a variety of groups, this year it has been focusing on fighting hunger. “We found out through our research that 36-thousand children in our community have some kind of food insecurity and may not know where their next meal is coming from,” explained PCF Executive Director Duggan Cooley. “That was staggering to us and we felt we needed to do something about it.”

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Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Provides Hurricane Recovery Funds

Release Date: 
10/06/2017

Winter Park, FL – Help is on the way to local nonprofits who were impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation began releasing up to $150,000 of unrestricted general operating support grants to nonprofit organizations who were impacted by or were providing relief services to Central Florida residents during and after Hurricane Irma.

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Barancik Foundation Grants Help the Most Vulnerable Impacted by Irma

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09/15/2017

Sarasota, FL – Now that Hurricane Irma has passed, food and air conditioning are critical needs for the most vulnerable in our community. Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation has contributed $374,000 to address those acute, life-sustaining needs.

The Barancik Foundation, in collaboration with Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, is creating a more comprehensive, long-term philanthropic recovery plan as information becomes available from nonprofit organizations.

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