If you know anything about the community of Dunedin Florida, you know how much the residents care about each other and all of the goods and services offered here. From Dr. Beach’s “Best Beach in America.” to a thriving downtown that contains not a single chain restaurant or store, to supporting what has become the largest art center in the southeastern United States, Dunedin takes pride in all that makes this seaside community so special. This care extends across the entire city.
That’s why it should not come as a surprise that the Dunedin Cares food pantry, founded just four short years ago, has already outgrown its original home and has become an integral part of a caring community. That caring seems to grow even larger around the holiday season, as we so often pause our hectic schedules to give thanks for what we have, and to reach out and assist those who may be less fortunate. In a tradition that the Board of Directors at the Dunedin Fine Art Center initiated in Dunedin Cares’ inaugural year, attendees at DFAC Board’s annual holiday party are invited to bring non-perishable food items to support Dunedin Cares mission.
As they were unloading this year’s donation, both London Bates, the Chair of DFAC’s Board of Directors and George Ann Bissett, DFAC’s President and CEO agreed that the donations this year were undoubtedly the largest so far. “I think the increase points not only to the perceived need in the community,” said London Bates, “but also a growing understanding of the important role Dunedin Cares plays in supporting a very fragile segment of our community.”
You too can help Dunedin Cares. Visit their website to find out how.
Oh, and Happy Holidays from all of us here at DFAC!