Visit Sarasota County Announces Tourism Fights Hunger Drive Results
in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week
Sarasota, FL (May 10, 2016)–Visit Sarasota County (VSC) today announced at a brief rally this morning that the travel and tourism industry collected $7,416.11 in funds and 2,911 pounds of food during its Tourism Fights Hunger drive. The food and donations were given to All Faiths Food Bank as part of their Campaign Against Summer Hunger.
“This year we wanted to give back to our community, said Virginia Haley, president of Visit Sarasota County. “Visitors care about a community that cares for itself. We are proud the industry came together to provide food for children this summer.”
VSC kicked off the drive in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, a national celebration of the impact of travel and tourism across the nation. VSC’s Tourism Fights Hunger began February 26 and ended April 29, 2016.
For more information about VSC please visit www.visitsarasota.org.
Visit Sarasota County leads and supports the tourism industry in Sarasota County by providing the highest quality, and most innovative, marketing programs and promotions to ensure the continued growth of tourism and travel from visitors around the world. It is the mission of VSC to make Sarasota County the must experience destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Help celebrate National Tourism Week this year by giving back to our community! Tourism Fights Hunger www.tourismfightshunger.com