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Children's Healthy Pantry Invites Community to Signature Fundraising Event
Party for the Pantry Proceeds to Provide Healthy School Snacks for Local Children in Need

Sarasota, Florida – March 10, 2015 – Children's Healthy Pantry – a local non-profit dedicated to feeding underserved children in our community – invites the public to Party for the Pantry, its signature fundraising event, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Michael's Wine Cellar, 1283 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Ticket prices are $20 each, and all proceeds go towards the purchase of healthy school snacks for local children in need. "Each person attending will directly make a difference in the daily lives of hungry children," said Joyce McCoy, Board President of Children's Healthy Pantry. "For the price of just one entry ticket, we can provide a full day of healthy snacks for an entire school."

In addition to supporting an outstanding cause, attendees to the event will enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres donated by Michael's On East, live music by Stephen Fancher & Bart Lowther, a silent auction for wonderful prizes, and more. A cash bar will also be available. Guests are encouraged to email or call 941.350.0080 to RSVP. "This event serves as a way to bring the community together to let local children know that we will not let them go hungry while in school," said Susan Morin, Founder of Children's Healthy Pantry.

The purpose of Children's Healthy Pantry is to ensure that children at risk have additional food during the school day. In the 2013 – 2014 school year, Children's Healthy Pantry delivered 72,000 snacks and 36,000 bottles of water to:

  • Booker Middle School
  • Brentwood Elementary School
  • Emma E. Booker Elementary School
  • Glenallen Elementary School
  • Gocio Elementary School
  • Suncoast School for Innovative Studies
  • Wilkinson Elementary School
  • Visible Men Academy

Each of the eight (8) existing pantries received 1,000 snacks and 500 bottles of water delivered monthly. This year, Children's Healthy Pantry added Tuttle Elementary to its list of receiving schools. The organization's goal for 2014 – 2015 is to provide for these pantries and add at least one (1) more. To learn more about The Children's Healthy Pantry and future events, please visit

About Children's Healthy Pantry
The Children's Healthy Pantry (CHP) is a non-profit created to ensure that children at risk have additional food during the school day. Currently, CHP has pantries in eight schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties, with long range plans to fully serve these counties and beyond. All the schools served by CHP are Title I, in which a large percentage of the children receive a free or reduced lunch at school. For information, visit

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