Food banks need help year round

Cocoa Beach Food Drive

I’m a snacker. I could nibble on something throughout the day. It never fails that around 1030-1130 most mornings and 230-330 I need to have something to eat. Nothing crazy like pizza or a burger, more like fruit, nuts, or some type of bar. I usually have something in the pantry, in my desk drawer, or in a cooler I usually have with me when on the road.

I’m also a realist. I know there are plenty of people in town and across the state are not as fortunate. If they could hear me say “I’m starving” when I am reaching for my snack, they would smack me upside my and tell me I have no clue what starving actually means. They would be correct.

I am sure most of us would like to help someone (and/or a family) that for whatever reason is unable to eat for a day (or days) any type of proper meal. We are usually reminded when exiting off 95 or 528 and there is that person with the cardboard sign asking for help. We are always reminded around the Holidays that the local pantries need food to help the homeless or someone that has had a recent run of bad luck.

Cocoa Beach Insider bare cupboards

I was recently reminded that these shelters shelves are bare now. They are in need of donations throughout the year, and not just around Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter. Jim McKnight, the city manager for Cocoa Beach is asking for our help. Between now and October 5th you can take your canned goods and non-perishables to city hall. There are even local businesses that are a drop-off point to help, including my office in downtown Cocoa Beach at 1 S Orlando Ave(REMAX Solutions). It would be great if you can keep this in mind and bring some non-perishables by any of these locations:

Twin Finnegans, Ginger Grapefruit & Rosemary, Tiny Turtle, Jenna’s Breezeway, Hunkerdown, Grace’s, Coconuts Properties, Jonathan’s, Pineapple Point, Slow & Low, and many other spots around Cocoa Beach! There are quite a few posts on the Wake UP Cocoa Beach Facebook page with other participating locations. (It’s a “secret” group. Let me know if you are not a member and would like to join, just send me a DM through Facebook by clicking on this link

If you are not in the Cocoa Beach area, I am certain there are food banks in your area that are in need of some help too. Here is a link to a directory for food banks throughout Brevard County.

About the author:

Eric Larkin is a Broker Associate with REMAX Solutions. He lives, works, and plays in the Cocoa Beach area. Eric has been helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs since becoming a real estate agent in 2003. His focus is always on helping, answering your questions, and doing everything possible to make certain you have a smooth transaction from beginning to end.

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