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Soup-er Bowl Reaches 70 Donation Boxes!


Over 40 Businesses Join CASA’s Soup-er Bowl Food Drive
Community members to hold food drives at home on Super Bowl Sunday

February 1, 2016, St. Petersburg, FL- When CASA told business owners about the urgent need for food at its domestic violence center, they quickly jumped on board to participate in the first annual Soup-er Bowl food drive for CASA. Over 70 donation boxes at 40+ locations are now in the process of being filled at offices, condos and stores across Tampa Bay. In addition, many area residents plan to hold food drives at their Super Bowl parties and deliver the non-perishable items to CASA’s office the following Monday.

Last summer CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) opened a new domestic violence shelter with more than three times the capacity of the previous one—100 beds in all. This has allowed it to better integrate its services, enhance security and offer the opportunity for a brighter future to families in southern Pinellas County, Florida.

In addition to donating non-perishable food at the drop locations listed at www.casa-stpete.org/souperbowl, CASA asks residents to hold food drives at their Super Bowl parties, collecting both non-perishables and checks/gift cards that can be used to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese. Collected items can be brought to CASA’s administrative offices on Monday Feb, 8, from 10 am to 4 pm at 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg. Donations will also be accepted on Mondays throughout the months of January and February and the entire week following Super Bowl Sunday.

CASA is immensely grateful to the individuals and businesses supporting their food drive. Some key supporters in the process include Raymond James, Catalina Marketing, Mustard Seed Bags of Courage and Eagle Asset Management. The full list of donation locations and business supporters can be found online at www.casa-stpete.org/souperbowl.

While food remains at the top of their wish list, CASA maintains an up-to-date list of their most pressing needs at www.casa-stpete.org/wishlist. Individuals interested in providing monetary donations or their company’s services are encouraged to do so online at www.casa-stpete.org/donate or to contact John Biesinger, CASA’s Manager of Major Gifts, at 727-895-4912 x105 and jbiesinger@casa-stpete.org.





Shandra Riffey
Executive Director, CASA
727-895-4912 x109

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