Giving Back

2nd Year in a Row- Annual “Giving Back” Event at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki is Postponed

For the second year in a row, the Covid19 Pandemic has forced the postponement of one of the most important charity events in our area.  For many years, the “Giving Back” event has been held at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki in Cortez, Florida.  This would have been the 7th year.

One of the event’s sponsors, Sande Caplin, said, “with the current situation with Covid19 and the new variant, it’s just not a good time to put on the event.  It’s sad, but we must do the right thing to make sure everyone stays safe.  The event will be bigger and better when it is rescheduled.”  No new date has been set.

The event is sponsored by the Swordfish Grill & Tiki, The Suncoast Post, and Sande Caplin & Associates Web Design.  Katrina Cox and Adam Sears from the Swordfish have been working hard with Sande putting the event together.  The folks at Visit A Paradise Realty in Bradenton Beach are the music sponsors for the event.

This year’s recipient charities are Hunger’s End and The Blessing Bags Project. It is the first time that 2 charities would be benefiting from the event.

From the Hunger’s End Website

Hungers End’s mission is to “End Hunger in America, one community at a time.”

We operate a food pantry and Blessing Closet serving 500-600 families each month, located at: 1802 14th St W, Bradenton, Fl 34205.  You can donate to them online.

Hungers End partners with many great organizations to provide free groceries, clothes, and personal hygiene products to those in need. We serve a free meal every Monday evening from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. All are welcome.

Hungers End
1802 14th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34205
855 777-0259

From the Blessing Bags Project Website

The Blessing Bag Project Mission is dedicated to the homeless and less fortunate by providing basic, critical needs. Simple necessities are always needed for our blessing bags. We have set up several convenient drop-off points in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.

Are you interested in volunteering your time? Contact us today to find out how you can make a difference. Donate online securely to a local organization that is making a change. Thank you for your support!

The Blessing Bags Project
1802 14th St. West, Suite 6
Bradenton, FL 34205
941 720-1720

The Suncoast Post will keep our readers updated on the latest information about the “Giving Back” event.

Photo courtesy of Suncoast Post

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