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Baltimore Orioles, National Guard feed thousands of families in need at Sarasota food bank event

All Faiths Food Bank sees 40% increase in need
Posted at 6:25 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 00:03:57-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles and the National Guard called in to help feed thousands of families in need at the All Faiths Food Bank event in Sarasota.

A show of strength was needed to feed thousands of people at the All Faiths Food Bank event at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium, the spring home of the Orioles.

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“Today we are sharing joy and filling tummies,” says Patricia Courtois, of the All Faiths Food Bank. “There is no shame here.”

The day-long drive-through event was built to feed 4,000 people, many of whom were first-time clients in need of assistance.

All Faiths Food Bank is seeing a staggering 40 percent increase in new families needing help during the pandemic.

As cars drove through the line, the National Guard and the Orioles stuffed trunks with fresh produce from area farms and 10,000 gallons of cold delicious milk from Dakin Dairy Farms.

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