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Adams and Reese Food Drives Benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg Free Clinic

5/12/2014

The Adams and Reese St. Petersburg and Tampa offices held food drives through the months of April and May to benefit St. Petersburg Free Clinic and Feeding America Tampa Bay. Employees from both offices also volunteered at both sites to learn the food collection and shipping process.

In St Petersburg, Adams and Reese donated almost 600 pounds of food and had five volunteers work on Saturday May 10th at the St Petersburg Free Clinic, helping unload and sort food from the postal carriers. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is a multi-service, independent, not-for-profit human services agency providing the community with temporary assistance for food, shelter and health care. The Clinic has been caring for the underserved facing temporary emergency needs throughout Pinellas County since 1970.

 

In Tampa, Adams and Reese raised $50 in donations and dropped off almost 300 pounds of food to Feeding America Tampa Bay. Adams and Reese also had 14 volunteers work through two different shifts, putting together over 1,000 boxes and the second shift packaging over 1,000 pounds of food.

Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the country, consisting of a network of more than 200 food banks. Feeding America Tampa Bay provides food to over 400,000 people in the West Central Florida.

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank and Feeding America Tampa Bay are members of the Adams and Reese employee volunteer program, HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving, and Support), which was founded in 1988 and has since devoted financial resources and thousands of volunteer hours to offer assistance to those in need. Every year throughout Adams and Reese’s offices in its regional footprint, employees donate time, money and supplies to more than 200 community organizations in need.