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The Adams and Reese St. Petersburg office has organized a “Soups On” Food Drive for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic from September 23 to October 2, in conjunction with the 35th Annual Hunger Awareness event, which starts next Thursday. This is a lunch of bread and soup to raise consciousness about hunger in the St. Petersburg community.

Adams and Reese is asking employees to keep an eye out for good BOGO offers and the like on nonperishable canned goods and especially dry goods like pasta, rice, beans, etc. Individual or small sized personal hygiene items of all types are also always greatly needed. Dry, non-perishable food such as cereal and pasta, and canned food such as chicken, tuna, stews are also needed. All monetary donations for fuel, insurance and upkeep on delivery vehicles are being accepted.

In May 2014, Adams and Reese donated almost 600 pounds of food and had five volunteers work 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.

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is a member 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.