Donate Food!

Last year The Mayors' Feed the Hungry Food Drive yielded over 43 tons of food!

Again this year, volunteer members of the Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program Committee, took on the task of contacting area schools, businesses and civic organizations to participate in our annual holiday food drive.

Numerous locations are participating this year.

"With hundreds of school students participating, area teachers use the food drive as a real-life community service lesson teaching students the value of sharing with those who are less fortunate,".

Culminating in the afternoon on the Friday before Thanksgiving at Ed Smith Stadium, spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles, food items will be immediately sorted and distributed to the member agencies of the Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program Committee — ultimately providing meals for the hungry in Sarasota and Manatee counties during the upcoming holiday season. The public is invited to bring donations Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th Street, Sarasota FL any time from November 1st through the day of the food drive, November 22nd.

"The public is also invited to drop off non-perishable food items at Harvest Church, 209 North Lime Street in Sarasota," says Joel Swallow, chairman of the Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program Committee. "This is an on-going drive that supplies the Free Indeed Food Bank. All donations are sincerely needed and greatly appreciated. Please continue to help feed as many as you can."

For information about future food drives and how you, your business or organization can help, contact Scott Biehler at 941-350-6075 or e-mail him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Food Drop-Off Locations
Please drop off non-perishable food items to any of these locations up through the morning of November 22, 2013. If you would like to donate after that date, please contact our food drive coordinator: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


  • Any Coldwell Banker or ReMax Real Estate Office
  • Bradenton City Hall, 101 Old Main St., Monday - Thursday
  • Center Montessori School, 6024 26th Street West
  • Manatee Asso. Of Realtors, 10920 Technology Terr., Lakewood Ranch
  • Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary, 400 30th Avenue West
  • Palma Sola Elementary, 6806 5th Avenue NW
  • YMCA, Bradenton, 3805 59th Street West
  • YMCA, Lakewood Ranch, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

North Port

  • Atwater Elementary, 4701 Huntsville Ave.
  • Cranberry Elementary School, 2775 Shallmar Terr.
  • North Port City Hall, 5650 North Port Blvd. In the lobby
  • North Port High School, 6400 W. Price Blvd.
  • YMCA, 5930 Sam Shapos Way
  • YouFit, 14979 Tamimai Trl.

Palmetto / Parrish

  • Any Coldwell Banker or ReMax Real Estate Office
  • Church on the Rock, 1401 14th Ave. West, Palmetto
  • Leslie Wells Realtor , 8268 US Hwy 301, Parrish
  • Palmetto City Hall, 516 8th Ave. West, Palmetto
  • Police Department, 1115 10th Street West, Palmetto
  • YMCA Parrish, 12214 US 301 N


  • Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., at the Employee Entrance. (off of Euclid Avenue, just right of Café 54) during normal business hours (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Universal North America, 101 Paramount Drive, STE 220, Sarasota
  • Brewer’s Carpet, 1696 N. Lime Ave, Sarasota
  • Sarasota City Hall, 1565 1st St.
  • Sarasota Ford, 707 S. Washington Blvd.
  • The Harvest Church, 209 N. Lime Ave.
  • Wilde Honda, 7333 S. Tamiami Trail
  • Wilde Jaguar-Maserati, 4821 Clark Road
  • Wilde Lexus, 4883 Clark Road
  • YMCA, 705 S. Euclid
  • YMCA, 8301 Potter Park Dr.


  • LA Family Fitness, 1667 US 41 South
  • Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave. In the lobby.
  • Venice Elementary, 150 E. Miami Ave.
  • Venice Fire Stations
  • Venice High School, 1 Indian Ave.
  • Venice Middle School, 1900 Center Rd.
  • Taylor Ranch Elementary, 2500 Taylor Ranch Trail
  • The Center of Hope, 1216 E Venice Ave
Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program
P.O. Box 1992, Sarasota, FL 34230-1992
Joel Swallow, Chairman
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