PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — The Fresh Jersey Tomatoes are partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County to distribute food to those in need.
“The last 10 months have taken a toll on so many people in our community on so many levels. Seeing news coverage of people in their cars lined up to get food because they can’t feed their families has been overwhelmingly heartbreaking. So we decided to organize a food drive in the hopes our efforts might make a difference. We reached out to local businesses hoping they would agree to be drop off locations for people to donate non-perishable foods… and the responses were a resounding YES!,” said Nanette Leonard, founder of Fresh Jersey Tomatoes.
Fresh Jersey Tomatoes says all donated food will be distributed through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County is excited about the partnership with the Fresh Jersey Tomatoes. Food insecurity is real trauma for families and especially kids. Families & Kids need our help. This food drive will help our families & kids survive during these trying times. The people of Charlotte County are amazing - always there when people need help! Thank you.” said Lynn Dorler, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County.
It begins Feb. 1 through March 31.
The drop off sites for donations are:
· Brooklyn Joes 1133 Bal Harbor Blvd St
· Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office 3110 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte
· Charlotte State Bank, Punta Gorda- 2331 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda,
· Coastal Expressions 1135 Bal Harbor Shopping Plaza, PG
· Dream Salon 117 Herald Ct Unit 115, Punta Gorda,
· Friendly Floors 3785 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte,
· Five Gettel of Charlotte County dealerships: 1801 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda,
Gettel Toyota; Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram;
Gettel Hyundai; Gettel Chevrolet Buick GM;
· HipNotique 111 W. Marion Ave., PG
· Isles Fitness 1133 Bal Harbor Plaza Shopping Ctr, PG
· Keller Williams Realty/Peace River Partners
Bell Group- Franklin Bell & Frances Bell 1951 Tamiami Trail Suite D, PC
· Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens 5827 Riverside Drive.PG
· PG Social House 124 Cross Street, PG
· Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce 252 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda,
· Punta Gorda Police Department 1410 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda,
· Punta Gorda Fire Department 1410 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda
· River City Grill 131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda
· Room by Room 258 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda,
· Whitco Insurance: Alexia Martin Agency 1225 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda
· Wyvern Hotel 101 E. Retta Esplanade PG