JFCS of the Suncoast hosting fundraiser to feed hurricane victims

On Oct. 12, several food trucks to be in nonprofit’s Fruitville Road parking lot

JFCS of the Suncoast has started a fundraiser to collect money to purchase groceries and hot meals for people suffering the after effects of Hurricane Ian, the nonprofit has announced.

Several food trucks will host an event in the JFCS parking lot from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, to help feed hurricane victims, a news release points out. “Donations made to JFCS’ fundraiser will help cover the cost of the hot meals prepared and served by the food trucks,” the release adds. “Organizations, churches, subdivisions, businesses, and community representatives can pick up the free meals during the event to distribute to community members in need,” the release adds.

The funds also will be used to purchase groceries at a discounted rate “for community members who cannot afford to replace the food they lost during the hurricane and power outages,” the release notes.

To donate money to help JFCS purchase groceries and meals, visit the following link, click the “Donate” button, and choose “Hurricane Ian” in the drop-down menu: https://jfcs-cares.org/hurricane-relief-free-food-truck-fundraiser/.

The food truck event will take place at JFCS’ main office, which is located at 2688 Fruitville Road in Sarasota, the release adds.
The participating food trucks — Smokin Momma Lora’s BBQDee’z DinerFlorida Poutine Co, and Q&S Kool Kups — “will donate their time, energy and resources to prepare meals on-site,” the release points out.

“JFCS also offers a variety of counseling and mental health services that can help people deal with these challenging times,” the release says. For more information, contact the Intake Department at 941-366-2224, Ext. 116, or visit https://jfcs-cares.org/mental-health-and-counseling/.