Food donations go directly to clients. Where do monetary donations go and who are the board members who oversee them?
Monetary donations are used for non-perishable food purchases, hygiene supplies, utilities, rent, maintenance and fuel for vans . (We ask donors who purchase bulk items such as rice, sugar, and flour to obtain 1 to 5 pound packages because we cannot divide larger packages. )
The Board Members of FEAST who oversee things include Tamara Black (president), Jeanne Andrews, Ron Evers, Ron Brightwell, Faith Jacques (treasurer), Delaine Roberts, Karon Laird, Cindy Hennigsen, and Sue Cornett (recording secretary).
Who are our Clients?
Over 60% of clients are senior citizens on fixed incomes. Under the Covid crisis, a higher % of younger people have become clients. Some clients are grandparents raising grandkids. Others are disabled or out of work due to disease or injury. Especially during this time, some clients are temporarily out of work or working at low income jobs.
Who Donates and Volunteers?
Over 35 regular volunteers from students earning scholarship hours to retirees support 2 full time employees ( who drive, pick up, deliver, and maintain the facility ). Individuals, schools, churches, mobile home parks, local residents, civic organizations and local businesses donate time and funds! They are terrific.
How long has F.E.A.S.T. been around?
FEAST has served the area for over 30 years
How did F.E.A.S.T. Start?
F.E.A.S.T. was started at the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church and has since grown to help fill a large area’s needs over the years, while getting support from many churches, civic groups, businesses and local individuals.