Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight today presented a check for $15,000 to All Faiths Food Bank.
Sheriff’s Office employees donate money to local charities toward the end of each year, but after seeing news reports about the current need, chose to make this presentation of unclaimed cash now.
“Our employees continually demonstrate their commitment to this community,” said Sheriff Knight, “and it is gratifying to help our neighbors in such a meaningful way.”
After learning about today's donation, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation decided to match a portion of it through its Gulf Coast Gives campaign.
“Gulf Coast Community Foundation is pleased to help leverage this donation from Sherriff Knight to All Faiths Food Bank,” said President & CEO Teri Hansen. “We encourage families in our community to go to gulfcoastgives.org and continue supporting the great work All Faiths does to feed the hungry throughout our region.”