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Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee, Starting Monthly Free Produce Giveaways

This Thursday, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee will offer free produce at three locations in Manatee County. The monthly giveaway will take place on the third Thursday of every month from September to May.

Produce will be available at the following times and locations:

8-10 a.m. Thursday at Visible Men Academy, 921 63rd Ave. East, Bradenton;

8-10 am. Thursday at Sozo Missions, 3124 17th St. E., Bradenton;

12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday at Increasing Joy Ministries, 2515 37th St. E., Palmetto.

The mobile pantry locations were selected by the non-profit, based on their close proximity to six of Manatee County’s Title I schools. They are Blackburn, Daughtrey, Oneco, Rogers Garden, Samoset and Tillman elementary schools.

However, families from anywhere in the county can make use of the program.

“This initiative is aimed at getting fresh, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables into Manatee County homes,” Meals on Wheels PLUS president Maribeth Phillips said in a press release.

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee also continues to sponsor drive-thru food pantry events at The Bradenton Dream Center, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. The next events are planned for from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 23rd and Wednesday, Sep. 30. At the drive-thru, families can receive breakfast, lunch and dinner meals that will feed a family of five for two or more days.

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