In 2022, the Indian Shores Police Department participated in Feeding Tampa Bay’s “Cereal for Summer” food drive. ISPD collected over 600 lbs. of shelf-stable breakfast food items that were distributed to local children to sustain them through the summer break when they are not guaranteed a meal from school.
The gracious donations from the citizens, elected officials and staff of Indian Shores and Redington Shores were welcomed with open arms by St. Jerome’s Lifeline Food Pantry in Largo, who distributed the donations to families in need.
We are happy to inform you that the Indian Shores Police Department will again be collecting shelf-stable breakfast items for the same cause, from April 11 – May 11, 2023. These donations will go straight to children in need of food in Pinellas County over the summer. Donations can be dropped off at Town Hall as well as Indian Shores Police Department.
Our goal is again to “Cram a Cruiser” with donations be delivered in mid-May. Cereal, pop-tarts, granola, breakfast bars and similar items can be dropped off Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Indian Shores Police Department located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building or in the receptacle in the 3rd floor Administration lobby near the Library.
About “Cereal For Summer”
1 in 4 children in our area do not know where their next meal will come from. This issue is especially critical now, as rising prices and the aftermath of the pandemic have left a lasting impact on our communities. Many children face hunger over the summer when they are not guaranteed free or reduced meals that they would usually receive at school. Students and families need our support to nourish these young minds.