Sarasota News Leader

02/01/2013

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NEWS BRIEFS Community Foundation of Sarasota County President and CEO Roxie Jerde (left) makes a grant presentation to All Faiths Food Bank Executive Director Sandra Frank. Photo contributed by Community Foundation FOUNDATION PROVIDES $75,000 TO ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK Since October 2012, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC) has awarded two grants — $45,000 through the Season of Sharing Fund and $30,000 through the Kathleen K. Catlin Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County — to help replenish food stores at All Faiths Food Bank, the Foundation has announced. ness in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, the release adds. In late 2012, CFSC awarded another $30,000 to All Faiths through a "holiday needs" grant from the Kathleen K. Catlin Fund. For a number of years, the Catlin Fund has supported All Faiths, which is in keeping with Catlin's "caring for the most vulnerable in our comLast fall, news of empty shelves at All Faiths munity," the release points out. Food Bank spread throughout the community, a news release notes. "CFSC immediate- "With the lingering recession, the basic need ly sprang into action, granting $45,000 to All for food has been magnified," says Roxie Faiths so that the shelves could be refilled, Jerde, president and CEO of the Community and the hungry in Sarasota and DeSoto coun- Foundation of Sarasota County, in the release. ties fed," the release notes. These funds were "The generosity and giving spirit of our comraised through the Season of Sharing cam- munity in caring for others is demonstrated by paign, which provides emergency assistance the overwhelming support of Season of Sharto rescue families on the brink of homeless- ing. To have funds available to fill the shelves

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