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6/8/2020: Beach Community Food Pantry Receives Unexpected Grant

The Beach Community Food Pantry, a mission of Calvary Episcopal Church, has been extremely fortunate to have loyal partners in and around their community. Recently, the BCFP requested funds from the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association, to purchase a backup camera plus installation for the food pantry truck and vinyl wraps imprinted for the barrels used in collecting food during local food drives. The IRB HOA honored the request and the barrels were recently used in our successful Spring Food Drives.

The Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association began in 1970 as a 501c(4) non-profit corporation to promote community unity. They accomplish this by providing opportunities for residents and local businesses to meet and get better acquainted in a friendly and informal manner during adult and family social events throughout the year. All proceeds generated by their major annual events, including Beachfest and the Taste of IRB to help fund worthwhile projects and causes that directly benefit our city.

IRBHOA promotes positive interaction between the residents, presenting events that directly benefit our local businesses and funding community projects, the IRB Homeowners Association contributes to the overall health and well-being of the community.

David Kline, past director at the local BCFP in Indian Rocks Beach, has been leading a small group of volunteers to ensure food is safely sorted, bagged and ready for pick up. As the need has grown, these food barrels have really helped the pantry acquire more food from local food drives.

“We can’t thank the IRB Homeowners Association enough for their support.” said David Kline. “Our gratitude is beyond measure for what they’ve been able to provide us in helping to serve food to over 26 communities in Pinellas County.”

The hours currently available for pre-bagged food pick-up are Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. as well as Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Clients are asked to stop by every other week to pick up bagged food at 1615 1st St., Indian Rocks Beach, FL. The new phone number is 727-282-4085.

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