A Manatee County-based non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the rate of malnutrition and increasing the quality of life for families-in-need through the distribution of meals, education and resources.
Community pride starts with the understanding that we are stronger together. #bettertogether. If there is even one family in our reach that goes to bed hungry, then there is still more work to do.
Our goal is for Manatee County is for no family to go to bed hungry, or no parent to have to go without in order for their children to eat. With an abundance of local farmers and a rich produce industry, we envision a town where even low-income families have an understanding of how to incorporate nutritious selections into their meals.
Leslie McHugh- Founder & C.E.O.
Carissa Preston- Co-Founder & V.P.
Jenny Golden, Esq. - Director of Public Relations
Board of Directors
Board Chairman- Leslie McHugh
Co-Chair- Angelika Vespoli
Treasurer- Nicole Calcatera
Secretary- Jenny Golden
Carissa Preston- Director
Tonya Bellamy- Director
Kellie Spring- Director
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