Unity helps Meals on Wheels
The volunteers who make Meals on Wheels work for Plant City residents in need got a big boost from Unity in the Community last Sunday.
Unity presented Meals on Wheels with a check for $27,500 at Winn-Dixie that morning. Unity has been a strong supporter of the organization for years and has given tens of thousands of dollars in the past to help keep those wheels turning.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer their time, become a client or donate money to Meals on Wheels can call the office at 813-754-9932. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations can also be mailed to the office, which is located at 1304 E. Baker St.
United Food Bank gets big donation
The United Food Bank of Plant City announced it received a $50,000 donation from Suncoast Federal Credit Union earlier this month.
The food bank plans to use the money to help local COVID-19 response efforts, specifically with the Community Outreach Program that allows them to serve families that have been affected by displacement, layoffs, furloughs and other work-related hardships.
“Instantly, we went from serving 4,500 people a month to over 10,000,” UFBPC Executive Director Mary Heysek said in a press release. “Our supplies were depleted very quickly. This is a game-changer for us in that it allows us to keep the important kids programs and community outreach alive. It will also allow us to help support families that have fallen behind and have lost not only their jobs, but found themselves in extreme poverty.”
Laser light show coming to festival grounds
A unique event for the whole family is coming to the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds next week.
Cabin Fever Drive-In Laser Show offers two nightly shows for $25 per car where as many people as can fit your vehicle can check out a laser and graphic effects display set to the latest musical hits. Tailgate-style seating is an option for those who want to get some fresh air while staying at their vehicles.
The shows start at 7 and 9 p.m. each night from Jan. 7-10. Visit the Cabin Fever Drive-In Laser Show Facebook page for more information.