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03/29/2013

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Sarasota News Leader March 29, 2013 Although a large number of Sarasota County's students receive free or reduced-cost meals at school, many may see few foods of good nutritional value on the weekends. Temple Sinai, in joining with this All Faiths Food Bank initiative, has committed to making a difference in "repairing our community" and alleviating the hunger of some of its neediest. For one example in the past year, the Temple Sinai Men's Club joined with Temple Beth Sholom Men's Club in a Bowling for the Kids Night fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the BackPack Kids program. In fact, 100 percent of all donations from such events go to the purchase of food. Bags are donated, and all those who gather to pack the bags are volunteers. Page 106 A donation of $43 will feed one hungry or homeless child for one semester of school; $86 will feed that child for the entire school year. In addition, nutritional bags are provided for siblings. Any donation is welcome; it may be sent as a check, made payable to All Faiths Food Bank/ BackPack Kids, to Temple Sinai, Attention: Betty Liner, Coordinator, 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231 These child recipients do not know who has packed their bags, and the volunteers do not know to whom the bags go. But the students' teachers have said the children express gratitude and delight in receiving the bags, feeling someone cares about them. Their families are equally grateful, the teachers say. Roberta Gerlach % QUICK TIP For the best viewing experience on a computer click the menubar to zoom to fullscreen mode. icon in the QUICK TIP Share stories by clicking the icon in the menubar and choosing to share via e-mail, post to Facebook or Twitter, or many other sharing options.

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