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1/17/2018 Member News
CASA “Soup-er Bowl” Food Drive Launches Today with 100+ Locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CASA “Soup-er Bowl” Food Drive Launches Today with 100+ Locations
Initiative supports health and nutrition programs at CASA’s emergency domestic violence shelter

January 17, 2018, St. Petersburg, FL – For three years CASA heralded the opening of its new 100-bed domestic violence shelter with the capacity to serve 3 times as many people as its previous location. It turns out that number is not entirely accurate… the center often houses over 115 men, women and children at a time. Depending on ages and family composition, it has housed as many as 133 people at once escaping violent homes.

That allows a great many people to find a path to safety and healing through CASA’s guidance. It also means a lot of people needing nutritious food each day, and is the reason CASA is asking for everyone reading this to help out.
CASA’s third annual “Soup-er Bowl: Food Drive for a Safe Home” runs from Jan 17 – Feb 28. Community members are asked to donate online, hold drives with their offices and home Super Bowl parties, or bring nonperishable food items to one of over 100 donation sites located across the county. A list of locations and other information can be easily found at www.casa-stpete.org/souperbowl.

For more information or to get your organization involved, contact info@casa-stpete.org or 727-895-4912. CASA’s 2018 Soup-er Bowl food drive is sponsored by West Pharmaceutical Services, The Tampa Bay Times and CRI.

ABOUT CASA (COMMUNITY ACTION STOPS ABUSE)
CASA provides safety, empowerment and prevention programs to end domestic violence. It is the 501c3 certified domestic violence center based in southern Pinellas County, Florida.

CASA operates the area’s 24-hour hotline and emergency shelter, non-residential programs such as support groups, economic empowerment and legal advocacy, Child Protective Investigative Team support and community and corporate training. In addition, CASA’s Peacemakers teach anti-bullying and healthy relationship curriculum to thousands of children each year in the Pinellas County school system.

Office & confidential 24-hour hotline: 727-895-4912 / TTY: 727-828-1269. To learn more visit www.casa-stpete.org, facebook.com/CASAStPete or email info@casa-stpete.org.
MEDIA CONTACTS
Lariana Forsythe, Interim CEO, CASA / lforsythe@casa-stpete.org / 727-895-4912
Mo Venouziou / mvenouziou@casa-stpete.org / office: 727-895-4912 x124 / cell: 727-686-3565
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CASA EXTENDS A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS:

SPONSORS

Tampa Bay Times
West Pharmaceutical Services
CRI (Carr, Riggs & Ingram)


PARTNERS

Catalina
Eagle Asset Management
H&R Block
Kvantis
LocalShops1
National University of Health Sciences
Raymond James
UF / IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program
United Nations Association of the United States- Tampa Bay Chapter
United Way Suncoast

2018 SOUP-ER BOWL PLANNING COMMITTEE

- Cesar Apolo, H&R Block
- Rena Bello, SPC Women on the Way
- Brian Clark, CASA Foundation, Principal Financial Services & Edible Tampa Bay
- Clint Elbow, United Nations Association of the United States- Tampa Bay Chapter & CCS Medical
- Michael Lewallen, United Way Suncoast
- Mark Pappalardo, Catalina
- Monique Serata, Kvantis
- Dr. Daniel Strauss, National University of Health Sciences & Pinellas Park/ Gateway Chamber of Commerce
- Mark Trujillo, UF / IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program
- Laura Ward, West Pharmaceutical Services
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