Community Food Bank of Citrus County

We’ve all been taken by surprise by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Many people who have been laid off or furloughed are now finding it difficult to make ends meet. The Community Food Bank of Citrus County (CFBCC) is committed to keeping the more than 50 local food agencies (shelters, ministries, food pantries, etc.) we serve fully stocked and ready to serve those in need throughout our community.

We would like to extend a special thank you to three organizations who have generously donated to the CFBCC to help ensure our growing needs are met:

$2500

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

$2500

Wawa

Intersection of County Road 486 and County Road 491, Lecanto

$2000

Sam’s Club

13360 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville

We understand that many businesses are dealing with challenges as a result of COVID-19. The CFBCC is truly fortunate and grateful that the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Wawa and Sam’s Club have stepped up to the plate to help us help the community. We couldn’t do it without your generous support!

Community Food Bank of Citrus County

Special thank you to the Black Diamond Foundation for donating $20,000 toward a new 2020 International Commercial Refrigerated truck with a 12 pallet capacity!

This new truck will help distribute an additional 21,000 pounds of food per month (14,000 meals) to local food pantries and ministries. Ensuring our agencies have access to fresh, quality food is more important than ever to accommodate the growing need as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Community Food Bank of Citrus County (CFBCC) will be raising funds to offset the $115,000 debt on the truck which has been recently added to our distribution fleet. We currently have three refrigerated distribution trucks in service. Each truck travels approximately 600 miles every week to pick-up and deliver an average of 10,000 pounds of food to the 50+ agencies we serve. The newest of the fleet replaced a 2011 truck that accumulated more than 250,000 miles serving the CFBCC’s mission.

We are extremely grateful to the Black Diamond Foundation for their very generous donation that will help us address the growing needs throughout our community.

Kings Bay Rotary Generously Donates $1500

Special thank you to Kings Bay Rotary in Crystal River for their generous $1500 donation!  Executive Director Barbara Sprague had the opportunity to speak to this esteemed group of seasoned public servants and business leaders. She outlined the mission, vision and impact of the Community Food Bank of Citrus County and they were extremely thankful for the progress we are making in the fight against hunger throughout Citrus County.

We, in turn, are thankful for the generous support of organizations like Kings Bay Rotary who help make the good work we do possible!  THANK YOU!

We are always grateful when members of our community take it upon themselves to raise money for the Community Food Bank of Citrus County.  Special thank you to the Last Chance Band, a local classic rock and country band.  They raised $788 during a recent performance at Walden Woods South Clubhouse.  We sincerely appreciate this great group of gentlemen and all the people who donated!

If you haven’t heard the Last Chance Band perform, be sure to check out their Facebook page:

The Winn Dixie at 3565 North Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills is helping the Community Food Bank of Citrus County (CFBCC) start the new year off right!  During the month of January, the store will donate $1.00 to the CFBCC for each reusable food bag that is purchased at their store. The bags are located at various registers and at the reusable bag rack. 

If you have not seen or used these bags, they are really great.  They not only make it easier to carry groceries, but they come in handy year-round.  Take them to the beach, use them on road trips, send the kids to school with them, take them to work – the possibilities are endless!

This promotion to benefit the CFBCC begins January 1, 2020 and concludes January 31, 2020, so don’t forget to stop by and pick up a bag or two.  As always, we appreciate your continued support!

Special thank you to all who participated in the Black Diamond Foundation’s challenge to donate $3000 to the Thanksgiving Feeding Alliance (TGFA).  As a result, hundreds of families in need were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings! The Community Food Bank of Citrus County is proud to be part of this effort each year.

Read the full article in the Citrus County Chronicle.

We were happy to welcome Luis Marin, District 3 Citrus County Commission candidate and Robert Winsler of Winsler Consulting & Advocacy to our office and warehouse last week. They toured the food bank to learn about our function, purpose and mission and gained a comprehensive understanding of additional needs that must be addressed. Thank you, gentlemen, for taking time out of your busy schedule to witness first-hand how we are working to end hunger and nourish hope!

Pictured from Left to Right:
Barbara Sprague, Executive Director; Luis Marin, District 3 Citrus County Commission candidate and Robert Winsler of Winsler Consulting & Advocacy.
Pictured from Left to Right:
Barbara Sprague, Executive Director; Luis Marin, District 3 Citrus County Commission candidate and Robert Winsler of Winsler Consulting & Advocacy.

Citrus Memorial Hospital donated 126 turkeys to the Community Food Bank of Citrus County (CFBCC), just in time for Thanksgiving!  Special thank you to Citrus Memorial Hospital and the employees that donated a holiday turkey to the CFBCC to ensure a hungry family can enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.

Pictured from left to right: Craig McCurdy Director of Pharmacy Services, Citrus Memorial Hospital and Barbara Sprague, Executive Director, Community Food Bank of Citrus County
Pictured from left to right: Craig McCurdy Director of Pharmacy Services, Citrus Memorial Hospital and Barbara Sprague, Executive Director, Community Food Bank of Citrus County
Pictured from left to right: George Mavros, Chief Operating Officer; Craig McCurdy Director of Pharmacy Services; Emily Minter, Director of Rehab and OP Services; Nick Choto, PT, DPT Manager of Rehab and OP Services; Barbara Sprague, Executive Director, Community Food Bank of Citrus County
Pictured from left to right: George Mavros, Chief Operating Officer; Craig McCurdy Director of Pharmacy Services; Emily Minter, Director of Rehab and OP Services; Nick Choto, PT, DPT Manager of Rehab and OP Services; Barbara Sprague, Executive Director, Community Food Bank of Citrus County

Special thank you to the Walmart Supercenter at 6885 S. Suncoast Blvd in Homosassa.  They conducted a Thanksgiving food drive at their registers and donated food just in time for the holiday!  We appreciate the local corporations who generously support us and work hard to help feed families in need.  If you donated at the register, thank you! Your donation will make a difference this Thanksgiving!

Nature Coast Financial Advisors Provide Food Donations and Volunteer Support

We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving!  Special thank you to Nature Coast Financial Advisors.  A team of their employees brought us lots of yummy food donations.  They also spent the day helping us sort food for distribution to our food agencies. We appreciate your time and generosity!

If you, your company or organization would like to volunteer, please contact us.  Our volunteers enjoy camaraderie and have lots of fun while working hard to help us feed more than 17,000 people each month who depend on the Community Food Bank of Citrus County.