Dancing with the Stars Raises $65,000 for Seniors in Need 

The Pantry of Broward's 7th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Broward event was held recently at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Five celebrity dancers paired with professional counterparts in this glittery fundraising effort that yielded much-needed funds to help combat hunger.  


Celebrity dancers included James Gregory of Maguires Hill 16, Alexandra Labarr of Best Roofing, Katie Logan from Premier Beverage Company, Geph Scarr from Scarr Insurance Group and Tanya Williams from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.  


Major sponsors included the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Senior Medical Associates, Premier Beverage Company, Publix, Peter and Heidi Huizenga, Memorial Healthcare System and Alternative Home Health Care.  


The Pantry is grateful to all those who supported this event and hopes you can be involved in the 8th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Broward, scheduled for May 21, 2016.  

Matching $$ Magic 

How do you take $5,000 and turn it into $10,000? It's easier than you might think. Just ask our friends at Senior Medical Associates; they recently sponsored a matching funds drive that effectively doubled any donations The Pantry of Broward received during the month of March up to $5,000.

Senior Medical Associates is a 12-facility Broward County-based medical practice specializing in the care of senior citizens. Their creativity and generosity not only helped us reach that match -- well ahead of schedule, we might add -- but exceed it, as well.

We're looking for more matching fund opportunities, so if you're interested in exploring a matching grant with us, please contact Trudy Reilly, Director of Development, at 954.358.1481.
Check This Out
Have the fates been especially good to you? Did you get a raise? Sign a new client? Have a particularly good sale? Or just need some good Karma to come your way? Consider paying it forward like Mike Ponluang, chef owner at Coco Asian Bistro & Bar, did after an exceptionally profitable holiday weekend. Pantry of Broward board chair EJ Spector was more than happy to accept a generous donation from Chef Mike!
Thanks, New Comers Club Members! 

Thanks, New Comers of South Florida, for once again sharing your generosity with The Pantry of Broward! The New Comers is a social group that welcomes everyone -- both new and old neighbors -- to its club in northwest Broward. The Pantry was fortunate to be chosen as one of the beneficiaries of their fundraising efforts! 
Help Feed Hungry Seniors
Your generous donations will help us through a long hot summer when donations of both cash and food are historically down. No matter what amount, we are thankful! Just click here ...
July 2015
We're Grateful for Great Grants

Two notable charitable entities recently showed their faith in The Pantry's mission by funding large grants for our senior housing food delivery program.

"The Jim Moran Foundation granted $50,000 to help offset the expense of securing and delivering 55-pound boxes of food to our clients each month," explains The Pantry of Broward's CEO, Penny Loughan. "Just weeks before honoring us with that grant, they also sent a stop-gap donation of $7,500 when they realized our shelves were bare. We can't thank them enough for their confidence and kindness."

In addition, the Walmart Foundation issued a check for $35,000, also earmarked for the food delivery program.

"We are thrilled that such key philanthropic players recognize and value the good and vital work that The Pantry of Broward does," says EJ Spector, The Pantry's board chair.
Operation BackPack
School Supplies Needed
for Our Grandchildren

It won't be long before you'll be seeing great sales for school supplies and when you do, please keep in mind that The Pantry needs donations of everything from backpacks to calculators for the grandchildren being raised by the seniors we serve.

Shortly before school starts, we invite these kids -- ranging in age from 4 to 17 -- to come "shop" for their school supplies at The Pantry, enabling them to pick out the styles, sizes and colors of items they need to begin school on a level playing field with their fellow students.

We can't offer this experience without your generosity. Simply drop-off your donations at The Pantry and we'll make sure they get into the right hands. Questions? Please contact
How You  
Can Help

Are you or your business interested in doing what you can to help The Pantry continue its mission of providing monthly food and resources for our hungry senior clients and the grandkids they are raising? Here's how you can be of assistance now and throughout the year ... 

We are thankful for your support! 

Save the Date!
1st Annual B.J. Buntrock Invitational Golf Tournament Scheduled for October 2  

Love to golf and help out a charity at the same time? Looking for any excuse to spend some time on the course? Need to spread the word about your business to influential business people who golf? We have good news for you!

Plans for the first-ever B.J. Buntrock Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting The Pantry of Broward are underway. Scheduled for Friday, October 2 at Fort Lauderdale Country Club, this new fundraiser offers lots of opportunity for participation.

If you're interested in more information about potentially sponsoring this event, playing in it or donating items for goody bags or a raffle, please call 954.358.1481, ext. 13.
The Pantry of Broward
610 N.W. Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311