The Pandemic has forced the postponement of one of the most important charity events in our area. For the past 5 years, the “Giving Back” event has been held every September at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki in Cortez, Florida. The event would not be feasible with the current restrictions that are in place.
Robert Slicker, General Manager of the Swordfish, expressed disappointment regarding the postponement. He also said, “The health and safety of the wonderful folks who attend the event are so very important.” And he stressed that there is the possibility that the event could take place in the Fall.
The event is sponsored by The Swordfish Grill & Tiki, The Suncoast Post and Sande Caplin & Associates Website Design. Katrina Cox of the Swordfish, Laura Bell Adams of Sande Caplin & Associates and Sande Caplin work with Bob in the organization of 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.
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.
1802 14th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34205
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
The Suncoast Post will keep our readers updated as to the latest information about the “Giving Back” event.
Suncoast Post Photo.