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Sunday, October 17th

Manatee County Publix Locations

United Way Suncoast is excited to partner with Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee County to bring you this volunteer opportunity for Stuff the Bus!

The global pandemic has caused food-insecurity in our community to skyrocket. The Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, is the only food bank based in Manatee County and we need your help to Stuff the Bus this year! 100% of the proceeds and food collected will stay in Manatee County.

Stuff the Bus will be held on Sunday October 17th at all 18 Manatee County Publix locations through a partnership with Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee County, the School District of Manatee County, Publix, Mosaic and United Way Suncoast.

Volunteers during each shift will accept donations from community shoppers at Publix, organize donations by type, pack into boxes, and load onto the bus. There are two shifts available at each location and all volunteer spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. All volunteers must register as individuals and must be registered in advance to be on-site during the event. 

To register, click on one of the store links below to sign up for a particular shift. Thank you for volunteering!

 

  1. #418 Bayshore Gardens Shopping Center: 6030 14th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207 (afternoon shift is critical need)
  2. #491 Twelve Oaks Plaza: 7290 55th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34211 (afternoon shift is critical need)
  3. #681 Publix at Holmes Beach: 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (shifts are full at this time)
  4. #709 Lakewood Ranch Shopping Center: 8830 Market Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 (shifts are full at this time)
  5. #746 Rivers Edge: 5001 East State Road 64, Bradenton, FL 34208 (shifts are full at this time)
  6. #780 Westgate Shopping Center: 3913 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205 (shifts are full at this time)
  7. #798 Lakewood Ranch Gateway: 1755 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211 (shifts are full at this time)
  8. #828 University Walk: 2875 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243
  9. #1004 Beachway Plaza: 7310 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209 (shifts are full at this time)
  10. #1152 The Shops at Silver Leaf: 11245 US 301 North, Parrish, FL 34219 (shifts are full at this time)
  11. #1153 Lakewood Walk: 11205 East State Road 70, Bradenton, FL 34207 (shifts are full at this time)
  12. #1305 Parkwood Square: 9005 US 301 North, Parrish, FL 34219 (shifts are full at this time)
  13. #1326 Bradenton Commons: 4651 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210 (both shifts are critical need)
  14. #1342 Publix at Palmetto: 1101 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221 (shifts are full at this time)
  15. #1447 Lockwood Commons: 4240 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34203 (afternoon shift is critical need)
  16. #1553 Braden River: 14605 E. St. Rd. 70, Bradenton, FL 34202
  17. #1600 University Corner: 7325 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34235 (shifts are full at this time)
  18. #1666 Gateway Commons: 9520 Buffalo Rd, Palmetto, FL 34221 (shifts are full at this time)