The Volunteer Way
Food Drive Event
Saturday Nov. 23rd 9am-1pm
Did you know that thousands in our community go to bed hungry every day? Hunger has many faces; Young children whose parents are unable to provide regular meals, Homeless or unemployed adults, Poverty stricken families and Seniors on a fixed income. The Volunteer Way and its hunger relief partners assist approximately 23,000 families every MONTH by providing them with food and personal care items.
No one should go to bed hungry, ESPECIALLY during the holidays! Lets help them stock their shelves with enough non-perishable food and personal care items to hold them over the rest of the year! We are taking donations from October 1st until our big event on Saturday November 23rd!
What they need most: Canned Vegetables, Stuffing, Instant Mashed Potatoes, French Onion, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato, and Pumpkin as well as everyday foods such as boxed dinners, mac-n-cheese, canned meats, etc. They also need baby items including baby food and diapers, personal care items, and dog/cat food.
Main Donation Drop off Locations:
BCMF: 11539 Pyramid Dr., Odessa 33556
We also have drop-off donation boxes at the following locations around the area:
Christo's Family Restaurant: 3136 Little Rd., Trinity 34655 (https://christosrestaurant.com/)
A.R. French Pizzeria & Tavern: 3104 Town Ave., Trinity 34655 (https://www.arfrenchpizzeria.com/)
Ed Burke StateFarm: 1817 Cypress Brook Dr. STE 103, Trinity 34655 (https://www.edburkesf.com/)
International Beer Garten: 16540 Pointe Village Dr, Lutz, 33558 (http://ibgtampabay.com/)
The Westside Deli: 7611 Little Rd., New Port Richey 34654 (https://thewestsidedeli.net/)
Verizon Wireless: 8718 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey 34653 (https://www.CellularSales.com/)
Trinity SportsPlex: 11514 Pyramid Dr., Odessa 33556 (https://www.trinitysportsplex.club/)
Mademli Boutique: 13240 State Rd. 54, Odessa 33556 (https://mademliboutique.commentsold.com/)
Trinity Salon Suites: 1714 Davenport Dr., New Port Richey 33556
PowerBarre: 7813 Mitchell Blvd. STE 111, Trinity 34655 (https://www.power-barre.com/)
CycleBar Trinity: 8918 Strength Ave., Trinity 34655 (https://www.cyclebar.com/location/trinity)
Havana Dreamers: 3104 Town Ave. STE 107., Trinity 34655 (http://www.havanadreamers.com/)
Atlantic Premier Lending: 17231 Camelot Ct., Land O Lakes 34638 (https://atlanticpremierllc.com/)
Olin Plumbing: 3201 E. 8th Ave., Tampa 33605 (https://www.plumberstampa.com/)
Kids Chopped Challenge Event
Saturday, November 23rd 10:30am @ BCMF
Bring a bag of non-perishable food, personal care items or pet food and come join us at BCMF for a family friendly event featuring a Kids Chopped Food Challenge!! Live DJ, Bounce Houses, Family Fun Activities, Free Food, and more! If your child (ages 6-12) would like to participate in the Chopped Challenge event please contact us at (spots are limited).
WE ARE AIMING FOR 12 TONS THIS YEAR!!
In 2018 we donated 10 TONS of food!!
This year our goal is to get 2 more tons! We will be accepting donations at BCMF from Oct. 1st until Nov 23rd. We will also be putting out boxes at other local businesses for you to conveniently drop off your donations!
November 23rd we will have a celebration at BCMF to come together and make our final donations. This will be a family friendly event with lots of fun stuff for the kids including a Kids Chopped Challenge! Email for details.
Want to be a Sponsor/Partner?
There are 3 ways you/your business can help!
1- Be a donation drop off location. If you are interested in having a box available at your location for your customers/staff to bring in donation items we will come by and bring you a box. We can schedule times to pick up items or you can bring them to us at the gym in Trinity.
2- We have a list of items we will be needing for the day of the big event and the Kids Chopped Challenge Contest. These include:
$100 Gift Card for the Kids Chopped Challenge Winner (donated by Amerikey Locksmith)
BounceHouse (donated by Atlantic Premier Lending LLC)
Table Cloths/Plates/Plasticware etc. (donated by BCMF)
Chopped Event Sponsor (donated by A to Z Pediatrics)
Folding Chairs (estimated cost $100)
Folding Tables (donated by BCMF)
Ready to Eat Food for Event Day guests (multiple needed) (donated by A.R. French)
Photography of Event (donated by Magical Memories Photography LLC)
Live DJ (donated by DJ Brownie)
3- Any business can donate a check of any value towards the wish list items the
Volunteer Way needs most. 100% of all proceeds will be donated!! We are inviting
10 businesses to join us when we make that final shopping trip on Friday
November 22nd at our local Save-a-lot. Email us if your business is interested!
All donating partners will be announced at the event and given a Thank You shout
out on BCMF's social media platforms leading up to the event. We would love to
have you partner with us for this event...
People Helping People, The Volunteer Way!!