It's time for Florida Feast - 2015

The annual Florida Feast fundraiser is kicking off on October 22nd this year, sponsored by the Marion County Roadbuilders Association. The event will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion and dinner will be served from 6:30pm until 8:30pm (event will continue until 9pm). The menu will be authentic Florida fare including frog legs, venison, gator tail, fried turkey, smoked pork, chicken, and fish, with all the favorite side dishes (corn on the cob, seasoned green beans, BBQ beans) drinks and dessert. During the event there will be live music and a chance to mingle with friends. Don’t miss the wonderful silent auction and raffle items, where great deals will be had by all!  

Please note - this event has become so popular that tickets must be purchased in advance and will no longer be available at the gate - so get your tickets now!

As you know, Interfaith meets the critical needs of individuals and families in Marion County. By providing services such as food, clothing, prescription medications and shelter, Interfaith gives hope to the hopeless. 

    >> 400 clients a week include senior citizens, veterans, the disabled and our homeless population

    >> Our Food 4 Kids program allows us to partner with 32 elementary schools, feeding over 1,650 children a total of 9,900 meals each weekend. 

    >> Our 33 bed Shelter program provides assistance to single women, moms with children and families.

Our 32 years of experience allows Interfaith to meet the needs of over 30,000 people every year. Interfaith operates with a 7% administrate rate, meaning 93% of donations go back into the community for assistance. We are donation based and supported by local individuals, businesses and churches just like you! Your donation will help raise funds to purchase additional food for our food pantry, which is always a critical need in the fall and winter months. 

This is the perfect opportunity to relax and visit with friends, while giving to a great cause! Last year we raised over $16,300, thanks to friends like you!  Tickets are $25 per person. Corporate table sponsorships are $500 and include 10 tickets and advertising throughout event. For more information call Sonya at 352-629-8868 x33. To purchase tickets, click the donation button below. 

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WE WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK OUR SUPPORTERS FOR MAKING THIS EVENT POSSIBLE.  The following businesses provided silent auction items and donations for our event:  

Auto Mart of Ocala, Blue Green Vacations, Blue Highway Pizza, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Bonefish Grill, Braised Onion, Captain Tim's Family Adventures, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Central Florida Zoo, Crayola Experience, Daytona International Speedway, Eaton's Beach Sandbar and Grill, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille, Ideal Image, Jalaram Hotels Inc, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Kennedy Space Center, Latinos Y Mas, Marion Co Tax Collector Charities Committee, MOSI, The Nest on Lake Weir, Old Town Trolley Tours, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, Optical Express, Plaza Resort and Spa Daytona, Roberts Real Estate, SpringHill Suites in Sanford, The Florida Aquarium, Carlos and Tara Tobon, Tri Eagle Sales, Tri-Am RV Center, Walt Disney World, Wesley Wheeler and Wonderworks

Thank you to our awesome TABLE sponsors: 

AllState Insurance - Kevin McDonald, Auto Mart of Ocala, Carmart of Ocala, Gateway Bank, Day & Day, PA - Doug Day, FoxFire Realty - Gene Boone, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Interfaith Volunteers by Bill Quinn, Marion County Tax Collectors Charities Committee, Max Air - Heating and Air Conditioning, Paulette Millhorn & Friends, QuitDoc Foundation, Spherion Staffing, Sunset Rotary, Susan Lightbody - Morgan Stanley, Trilogy at Ocala Preserve, Van Akin, Foxfire Realty, Vicki Listebarger & Friends 

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:30pm

August 2015 Newsletter

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May 9th is National Letter Carrier’s Food Drive

Marion County, we need your help!

For the last 23 years, postal workers all across the country have hosted their Stamp Out Hunger food drive.  It has quickly become the largest single-day drive both nationally as well as locally in our own backyard.  Please mark your calendars for May 9th for this year’s drive. Below, you’ll find some Questions & Answers that can help you learn more:

When do I put out the food?  On Saturday May 9th, before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time. Note that he or she will be delivering and collecting mail as usual, on top of collecting food donations, so that pickup time could be slightly later than usual.

Do I need to use a special bag?  No special bags are needed. Paper is sturdy and tends to hold more food, while plastic holds up better if it gets wet (in the rain, etc.). Cloth bags or boxes are also fine. 

I received a special Food Drive bag in the mail; do I have to use only that bag?  You can if you want to, but any bag is just fine. 

Does every letter carrier take part in the Food Drive? As much as we would like every letter carrier to take part—and a sizable majority of them do—some letter carriers opt not to take part, for a variety of reasons. Note that letter carrier participation in the food drive is strictly voluntary.

Can I donate baby food, too?  Yes! Our pantries provide food to everyone in need. 

Can I donate toiletries or other personal care items, too? It is primarily a food drive, but if you also want to give personal care items such as those, in addition to your regular donation, we can distribute them as well. Does my food donation stay local? Yes—all food stays right here in Marion County.

Can I give money in addition to (or instead of) food? Yes! Donations for food can be made to “Interfaith” and mailed to PO Box 992, Ocala, FL 34478.  Indicate “mail carrier’s drive” on your memo. 

Are my donations tax-deductible?  If you would like a receipt for your food or monetary donation, please deliver your items directly to Interfaith, where we can provide a tax receipt. 

How can I help out (besides donating food)?  If you would like to volunteer with food distribution and sorting, or in any other capacity: 

1. Join us in praying for an overflowing harvest so more can be fed and aided in their time of need. 

2. Encourage your churches, friends, neighbors, relatives, clubs and youth groups to volunteer at our warehouse on the day of the mail drive as a group (service hours for High School students apply). 

3. Volunteer as a driver to pick up food.  Routes and collection times will be provided by calling our warehouse at 352-622-4204. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank our postal workers, volunteers and you, the donor, for your diligent assistance in this good work.  

Thank you in advance for your participation in the food drive.  And be sure to thank your postal carrier for their hard work.  Together, we can help stock our shelves for the summer months!

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 7:00am

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3rd Annual Legacies of Love Event Great Success

      The Interfaith Foundation hosted our third annual Legacies of Love fundraising event at the Hilton Ocala on Wednesday, February 11th. Annually the event recognizes individuals who have helped make our community a better place through their service or philanthropy.

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