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HOLMES BEACH -- Island Gourmet Grill, 5910 Marina Drive, is accepting donations for F.E.L.T. -- "Feeding Empty Little Tummies" -- of Manatee County through Dec 31.
According to organizers of Feeding Empty Little Tummies Inc., $25 will feed one child for six weeks. Typical backpack food items needed include oatmeal and
cereal packs, pasta cups, fruit cups, raisins, beans with franks, and peanuts and almonds. No glass containers; tab tops are preferred.
Information: 941-747-8804 or visit www.feltinc.org. Send checks, payable to FELT Inc. of Manatee, to Island Gourmet Grill, 5910 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Burgers & Brew supports food bank, Toys for Tots
MANATEE -- AJ's Burgers & Brew, 3550 53rd Ave. W., in support of the Manatee Food Bank and Toys for Tots, is asking customers to bring in a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off a burger, sandwich or entrée.
Those who bring in an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots will receive a free beer with the purchase of a burger, sandwich or entrée.
All discounts are for dine-in only meals.
-- Herald staff report