This week Publix delivered 51,327 pounds of food to the RCS Food Bank from their Food for Sharing campaign. Originally the RCS Food Bank was supposed to receive 24 pallets from the campaign, but Alex Thomas, director of RCS Food Bank, was happily surprised when the truck contained 40 pallets instead! The shipment included tuna, mac and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, beef stew, peanut butter, fruit cocktail, rice, canned ham, grape jelly and breakfast bars—enough to provide almost 43,000 meals.
Last year RCS Food Bank provided 2,445,563 meals to those facing hunger in Pinellas County. In November, the RCS Food Bank served 7,266 individuals including 142,016 pounds of food out of the warehouse and 136,822 pounds of food out of sub-distribution sites.
RCS, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has provided Help & Hope to People in Need for almost 50 years. RCS helps individuals and families facing hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence. RCS focuses on serving individuals and families with dignity, helping them along the path to self-sufficiency.