Thanks to the Food Donors from WMNF’s Winter Fund Drive, Feb 8th – 19th, 2018

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Thanks to the Food Donors from WMNF’s Winter Fund Drive, Feb 8th – 19th, 2018

We’d never make it through without the generosity of these folks, who gave us coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night & snack donations!!  If you frequent these businesses or know these donors, please mention that you appreciate their support of 88.5FM Community Radio ~ A little recognition goes a long way… (** = New Donor)

** Abby’s Health & Nutrition, 14374 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, sent roasted veggies, beans, rice & salad ~ Welcome!

** Arco Iris, 4001 N Habana Ave, Tampa, sent chicken, black beans & rice on Saturday night (new location donor)

** Steve Arduengo prepared a grape salad for the staff & volunteers taking your pledges on the second Friday, so good!

Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, at 514 N Franklin St, Tampa, prepared two pasta dishes

Blazing Bean Coffee Roasters, 22151 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, donated fresh roasted coffee

** Shara Bunis cooked 2 GIANT batches of vegan chili & lentil soup with quinoa and rice ~ Welcome to the family!

Cabot Creamery Cooperative provided cheese ~ online at

** Liz Campoli baked vegan cupcakes for some of the volunteers with dietary requirements ~ Thanks so much, Liz!

** Gina Cox made breakfast egg & potato casserole, homemade granola yogurt parfait w/ fresh fruit on Sat, YUM!

Dave Frankovitch sent 3 flavors of Dave’s Pepper Jelly that we all enjoyed on bagels & stuff ~ We appreciate it, yum

Gail Carroll made oatmeal cookies & Paul made bean salad and w/ Sweet Lou, answered phones & Gail did tally

Catering Specialties (Steve Hicks) cooked omelets here at WMNF, on-line at

** Chipotle, 533 S Howard Ave, made steak, veggie, chicken, carnitas & barbacoa burritos w/ rice & sofritas, Welcome!

Crystal Bay Café, 800 Twiggs St in the Hillsborough County Courthouse prepared our 1st breakfast, Thanks, Debbie.

Tom and Lucy Dent brought native Polish food just about every morning of the drive! And Tom drove it to WMNF

** Doormet, 1155 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa sent sandwiches, salads & house-made potato chips ~ Welcome, Doormet!

Dough located at 2602 S MacDill Ave made 3 dozen donuts for us 4 times & sent coffee 3 days

Einstein Brothers Bagels, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa donated bagels for our breakfasts all week

Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, made pasta and salads ~ Love to Chef Suzanne

Evos ~ Carrollwood, 10205 Lake Carroll Way sent Thai Vegan Burger & Buffalo Chicken wraps, Caesar & Med salads

Faedo Family Cuban Bakery, 5150 North Florida Ave, Tampa, offered up Cuban bread each morning of the drive

Jane Gibbons prepared Shepard’s Pie + chocolate Texas sheet cake & then she and Gary answered calls Tues night

Jerk Hut, 926 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, sent Jerk Chicken, peas & rice and salad on Sunday for lunch

Jupiter Donut Company, 32130 US Hwy 19 N in Palm Harbor sent GIANT apple fritters

Harvey’s 4th Street Grill, 3121 4th St N, St Petersburg, sent sandwiches, potato salad, dill pickles and brownies

Jeannie Holton-Carufel prepared an egg dish for the volunteers helping out on Sunday morning ~ Thanks, Jeannie!

The Independent Bar & Café, 5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, made sandwiches for lunch on Wednesday

King Natural Catering (Gregory) cooked a vegan breakfast on Thursday morning, pancakes & bean “sausages”

Little Donut House, 4048 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, sent 100 mini donuts for breakfast on Monday

Melitta Coffee, 13925 58th St N, Clearwater ~ Thank you for the variety of coffees

Mellow Mushroom, 10959 Causeway Blvd, Brandon, baked many pizzas, even a vegan one

Mojo Books & Music, 2540 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, sent coffee & cream

Mother Kombucha sent cases of 5 different flavors of “living tea” for the staff & volunteers

Mr Dunderbak’s, 14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, prepared a German dinner on the first Thursday

Nature’s Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St, Clearwater, sent vegan fig bars that were enjoyed by everyone who tried them

The Old Heights Bistro, 4703 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, sent noodles & fried rice for lunch on Sat (vegan dishes, too)

PDQ ~ Carrollwood, 12650 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, sent chicken tenders & sauce ~ Thanks to Will Tanner

Petra Middle Eastern Cuisine, 1118 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, sent hummus & pita bread on our second Friday

Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant, 3636 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, made yellow split pea & red lentil stews & injera

Queenshead Eurobar, 2501 Central Ave in St Petersburg sent Shepherd’s Pie & Veggie Curry on the first Thursday

** Louise Raterman prepared a vegan squash orange and rice dish for Flee & the other vegans on Monday ~ Thanks!

Red Mesa, 4912 N 4th St, St Petersburg sent chicken, wraps, salad, chips and chipotle salsa on the second Thursday

Rollin’ Oats, 1021 N MacDill Ave, Tampa, prepared fruit and veggie platters with hummus & cookies

Vinny Scully prepared his amazing breakfast & coffee for the staff and volunteers at WMNF on the first Friday

JoEllen Schilke prepared tortellini with a homemade sauce on Valentine’s Day for the late night & some sweets, too

Jim Shirk answered a lot of phone calls & made strata (egg casserole) for the early volunteers on Wed, Thurs & Mon

Suzie Schonder baked chocolate brownies on the first Friday (and brought new painted pebbles)

Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Rd, Tampa, made beans & rice, hush puppies, fish & steamed veggies

Starbucks, 8229 Parkedge Dr, Tampa, sent coffee, sugar & cream on Mon ~ Thanks, Arlene, for arranging & fetching

Starbucks, 502 Hillsborough, Tampa, made coffee & sent cream and sugar both Thursdays ~ Thanks, Michael Leonard

Sweetwater Organic Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave donated 2 green salads & sent volunteers to answer phones!

** Taste B & B International Cuisines prepared a bread pudding & delivered it on Monday ~ Thanks, Sherifa & Theo!

Tammy Cappleman delivered pulled pork sandwiches & coleslaw ~ Tammy’s Marketplace Deli is a delivery service

Thee Burger Spot, 3917 N Tampa St, Tampa made a bunch of different GIANT burgers on Monday night

Whole Foods, 1548N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, baked pizzas & brownies, plus made us a fresh fruit platter

Zekos Grill, 816 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, prepared falafel & gyro sandwiches for Thursday lunch on week #2

Zen Forrest, 4148 Rowan Rd, New Port Richey, sent an Asian fusion lunch on the first Friday

~ A special thank you to Pamela, Kay, Eluv, Suzie, Peter, Melissa & Jon who kept our kitchen as clean as can be!

Looking forward to the next Membership Drive, See you all in the kitchen!!   Peace, Love & Good Eatin’, Julie