Year after year, Feeding Florida remains committed to making sure food reaches families that need it most. Each February, Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille joins them in their fight to create a Hunger-Free Florida – One Po’Boy at a Time.
Harry’s Fighting Hunger One Po’Boy at a Time campaign is attributed to the creation of the po’boy sandwich. Created by Bennie and Clovis Martin, the po’boy, short for “poor boy,” was the name given to the filling sandwich they provided to streetcar motormen and conductors free of charge during the 1929 transit strikes in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Harry’s hopes to honor the po’boy’s foundation in helping others by donating $1 for every po’boy sold during the month of February to the Florida Association of Food Banks. “This is our opportunity to give back to those in need,” said Louis Saig, President of Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille, “Helping to feed the hungry is as worthy a cause as it gets.”
Last year, the Association – a partnership of 14 food banks serving all 67 counties in the Sunshine State – distributed more than 197 million pounds of food last year to those in need.1 “Florida has more than three million people that are food insecure,” said Rebecca Brislain, Executive Director, Feeding Florida. “For every dollar we receive, our Food Banks provide six to eight dollars worth of food to those who struggle with hunger.”
All five Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille locations – St. Augustine, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Ocala and Lakeland – participate in this campaign each year.
For more information about how to get involved with Feeding Florida, click here!