“Locals Feeding Locals” offers free meal sponsorships to families displaced by Hurricane Sandy
PR Log - Nov 19, 2012 - Bradley Beach, NJ: The Manno family of Giamano’s Ristorante, Bradley Beach, and Michele Gannon founder of Mary’s Place By The Sea, Ocean Grove, have launched “Locals Feeding Locals”; community based relief, bringing families to the table. This mission organizes meals and sponsorships for families tremendously affected by Hurricane Sandy.
After years of organizing "community dinners" in Asbury Park on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, Steffan and Jillian Manno knew their fantastic support team of staff, customers, suppliers, friends, Asbury Park firehouse, and the Food Bank, would support this effort.
“These families are our own, our friends, our neighbors, our shore. At this time when many have found their homes not livable and are at the moment tearing what is left of them down, we found ourselves asking what can we do? Not one time... Let's make it count. So, after talking with our own children, they said, ‘let's feed families’! The heart and soul of our community can reach out either to someone you know or even don't know directly through this program and bring families to the table”, says Steffan Manno, owner and head chef of Giamano’s.
“The response has been so positive from families in need, our supporters and volunteers. It’s our responsibility to take care of each other and providing this much needed nutrition during this stressful time is crucial.” states Michele Gannon.
Every person’s help is needed. If you know of a family in need of meals you may submit them for sponsorship, or if you wish to sponsor a family/donate to the cause/or volunteer your time, simply visit http://localsfeedinglocals.org or more information contact Jillian at 732-567-7263. All monetary donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!