Peace River donates $7K
to feed needy
Wauchula -- Peace River Electric Cooperative has issued a $7,800 grant to help Our Daily Bread of Bradenton feed needy families and the homeless in Manatee County.
The grant, from Peace River's Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation, will support Our Daily Bread's "Project 5000" program, which provides bags of food twice a week to those in need.
"Our family food bags contain canned items that can be prepared at home, while bags for homeless individuals contain ready-to-eat foods," said Robert Eikill, treasurer and volunteer for the charity, in a news release. "Over the last several years, we have distributed around 7,000 bags annually."
Our Daily Bread also operates a soup kitchen, serving hot meals seven days a week.
The grant will allow Our Daily Bread to begin providing dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables in food bags at its recently opened facility at 705 17th Ave. W.
Funds for Operation Round Up were raised by local individuals and charitable organizations that volunteered to "round up" monthly energy bills to the next dollar.
For more information, visit OurDailyBreadofBradenton.org or preco.coop.
Dream Oaks Camp celebrates new playground
BRADENTON -- Dream Oaks Camp will celebrate a grand opening for its new all-accessible playground for children with special needs at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27.
The playground was designed to allow children of all abilities the opportunity to interact without restrictions. Every child can fully participate and explore the playground with equipment that is engaging and appropriate for all ability levels.
The William and Marie Selby Foundation, Junior League of Manatee, Hurlburt Foundation, The Finish Line Youth Foundation, The Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, Miracle Recreational Products and other individuals donated materials and volunteered their time to make the playground a reality.
Foundation for Dreams is at 16110 Dream Oaks Place, Bradenton. For information, call 941-746-5659 or visit foundationfordreams.org.
-- Herald staff reports