Fill the Truck Event – Perishable Food Drive

Mayors Feed the Hungry “Fill the Truck” event.

Through the generous grant awarded to Mayor’s Feed the Hungry, Impact100 SRQ funded the cost of the refrigerated truck that enables Mayor’s Feed The Hungry to collect perishable items which otherwise would not have been available to food pantries and would have inevitably been thrown away. As a result, food pantries will be receiving a much greater variety of fresh food including milk, vegetables and meats for the families they serve.

SUGGESTIONS TO DONATE Perishable Refrigerated

  •  Fresh vegetables (carrots, spinach, potatoes, collard greens, tomatoes, broccoli, salad greens)
  •  Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)
  •  Dairy (butter, milk, cheese, yogurt)
  •  Protein (eggs, chicken, pork, lamb, beef)
  •  Grains and misc (rolls, tortillas, bread, pita)


  •  Fish (salmon, shrimp, tilapia)
  •  Prepared Food (lasagna, waffles, frozen dinners, pot pies, breakfast sandwiches)
  •  Dessert (pies, pound cake)


  •  Applesauce
  •  Canned beans and all kinds of canned vegetables
  •  Canned meats (chicken, tuna, SPAM and ham)
  •  Baby food
  •  Cooking oils (olive and canola)
  •  Crackers, nuts, peanut butter, granola bars
  •  Dried herbs and spices
  •  Fruit (canned or dried)

· Meals in a box

  •  Pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes
  •  Shelf-stable and powdered milk
  •  Soup, stew and chili
  •  Whole Grain Cereal
  •  Nutritional drinks (Ensure, Boost, Gatorade)
  •  Canned drinks

Pet Food

  • Dog food, Cat food

When purchasing items, try to avoid:

  •  Junk food
  • Items with glass or cellophane packaging, which can be broken in transit
  • Things that need can openers or special equipment (pop-top cans for veggies, meat or fruit are a plus)



Impact100 SRQ is one of more than sixty chapters worldwide and joins its sister chapters in embracing the local collective giving model. Formed in 2017, Impact100 SRQ brings together a diverse group of women that annually fund transformational grants to local nonprofits in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  The model is simple. At least 100 women each give a $1,000 tax deductible donation, and together they collectively award grants in increments of at least $100,000 to local nonprofits in five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment & Recreation, Family and Health & Wellness.  Each member’s annual donation strengthens the power of giving and funds the innovative projects that make a high “Impact” and sustainable difference in our community. To learn more, visit The 2021 Impact100 SRQ Membership Drive is underway. Click here to become a member.


Since its beginning in 1987, the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program has raised over 4 million dollars, feeding over 765,000 members in need throughout the local communities. This volunteer organization launched with the mission to collect funds and distribute them during the holiday season, and has since expanded to include food drives, community feedings and food gift cards for those in need. To learn more, visit To watch the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Finalist Video for the Impact100 SRQ grant supporting this initiative, click here.


Finishing Tower
Nathan Benderson Park