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New Horizons Group Home & ECHO Benefit From Annual Pancake Breakfast

By Kathy L. Collins If you are a pancake lover and want to help two great local non-profit organizations, then plan on attending the 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by IHOP at 1270 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon and First Baptist Church of Brandon on Saturday, April 27 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at First […]

The Annual Scouting For Food Drive Helps Area Residents In Need

The Annual Scouting For Food Drive Helps Area Residents In Need

By Kathy L. Collins For 25 years, the Boy Scouts of Gulf Ridge Council have participated in a nationwide food drive called “Scouting For Food.” This year’s food drive will be kicked off on Saturday, February 16 when Scouts deliver bags to thousands of homes throughout the greater Brandon area. Residents are asked to fill […]

Local Businesses Partner With ECHO To End Childhood Hunger

By Kathy L. Collins Hunger is a very real problem. In Hillsborough County hunger affects one in six people. For children, the statistics are worse with nearly 20 percent more children than adults facing issues related to hunger every day. For these reasons, six area Beef O’Brady’s and USAmeri Bank have teamed up with ECHO […]

Local Churches/ ECHO Come Together To Give Families Hope For The Holidays

By Libby Hopkins Currently one in eight families in Hillsborough County are food insecure, meaning that they have no access to nutritious food. Survival for them is a daily challenge. It has been reported that 58 percent of clients served by local food pantries report having to choose between paying for food and paying for […]

ECHO Celebrates 25 Years With Grand Opening Of Client Center

By Kathy L Collins As the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) of Brandon celebrates 25 years of serving the greater Brandon community, another milestone was celebrated recently with the grand opening of its Client Center. “This Client Center has been a dream for many years. It took three years of hard work to make it […]

Feed The Bay Event To Help The Needy

By Donna M. Rogers Based on the motto, “Together we can do more,” 14 churches in the Brandon area and two grocery store chains will join forces to combat hunger and poverty in a practical way. Due to the overwhelming basic needs of our community,