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42 Donation Locations Announced For Food Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CASA ANNOUNCES 2ND ANNUAL SOUP-ER BOWL FOOD DRIVE FOR JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2017
Key Dates and Major Commitments from Partner Organizations Announced

December 16, 2016, St. Petersburg, FL – St. Petersburg College Women on the Way, H&R Block, University of Florida Family Nutrition Program, Rotrary, Bare Board Group, Allen Collins Realty, United Way and other dedicated partner organizations have committed their expertise and the first 42 donation drop locations for CASA’s second annual “Soup-er Bowl: Food Drive for a Safe Home.” They anticipate having more than 100 such locations lined up for the food drive’s launch on January 9, 2017, positioning CASA to collect five months of non-perishable food by the time the initiative ends on February 28th. CASA also hopes to raise funds in order to purchase fresh, nutritious food throughout the year.

It is a shocking fact that approximately 30% of women and 15% of men will be victims of domestic violence during their lifetimes. While some have the economic means and support network of friends and family allowing them to escape their abusers, many instead find themselves isolated and trapped in dangerous homes. It is those people who most depend on CASA’s 100-bed emergency domestic violence center to help them attain the safety and economic independence needed in order to build safe, prosperous lives for themselves and their children.

CASA asks the Tampa Bay community to assist in providing food to the women, children and men receiving our services by contributing food and funds during the second annual CASA Soup-er Bowl food drive, which will run throughout the months of January and February, right during Super Bowl football season.

To join CASA’s Soup-er Bowl as a financial sponsor, donation location or in-kind partner, please visit www.casa-stpete.org/SouperBowl or contact Mo Venouziou at info@casa-stpete.org / 727-895-4912.

SUPPORTERS AND KEY DATES (Please visit this page for a continually updated list of supporters and donation drop locations.)

CASA’S 2017 SOUP-ER BOWL: FOOD DRIVE FOR A SAFE HOME
(Supporters as of December 15, 2016)

Financial Sponsor
Bare Board Group

Planning Committee
Rena Bello, St. Petersburg College Women on the Way
Allen Collins, Rotary Club District Governance and Allen Collins Realty
Nancy Gonzalez, Mustard Seed Bags of Courage
Darlene Gragg, Bikers Against Domestic Violence
Mike Lewallen, United Way Suncoast
Barry Rubin, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce
Mark Trujillo, University of Florida IFAS Family Nutrition Program

Additional Support Provided by
Argosy University
Catalina
Eagle Asset Management
Eckerd College
H&R Block (all 24 area locations)
Heels to Heal
LocalShops1
St. Pete Moving and Storage
Pinellas County
The Fresh Initiatives Supply Hub (FISH) of UMCM Suncoast

KEY DATES
Jan 3: Sponsor deadline for inclusion in print materials
Jan 9: OFFICIAL LAUNCH! Posters and donation boxes available for pickup from the CASA Community Center, 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg
Jan 9 – Feb 28: food collected at donation locations listed at www.casa-stpete.org/souperbowl
Feb 5: Soup-er Bowl Sunday- Individuals collect donations during their Super Bowl parties
Feb 8 & 9: “Pack the Truck” event #1- collected donations to be brought to the CASA Community Center, 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg
Feb 28: FINAL DAY OF FOOD DRIVE
March 1 & 2: “Pack the Truck” event #2- collected donations to be brought to the CASA Community Center, 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg

To participate CASA’s Soup-er Bowl as a financial sponsor, donation center or in-kind partner please visit www.casa-stpete.org/SouperBowl or contact Mo Venouziou at info@casa-stpete.org / 727-895-4912.

ABOUT CASA
CASA, Community Action Stops Abuse, has been providing lifesaving services to women, men, and children living with domestic violence since 1977. For more than 40 years, the community has relied on CASA to provide a safe refuge, crisis intervention, advocacy, prevention, professional training, outreach, and community education to end domestic violence and bring hope, independence and peace to families in southern Pinellas County. CASA’s vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place. CASA’s mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change. Visit our website www.casa-stpete.org or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CASAStPete. CASA’s 24-hour domestic violence hotlines: 727-895-4912 and TTY: 727-828-1269

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