LARGO – The offices at 11380 66th St. in Largo were quiet March 20. Except for one, that is. At Mike Abramowitz’s Vector Marketing office, music was blasting as an assembly line of volunteers made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in an effort to feed the homeless and nurture their souls at the same time.
By the end of the day, volunteers spread around enough peanut butter and jelly to make more than 1,800 meals.
“People come out and they feel like they are making a difference making the sandwiches and people receiving the sandwiches get hope that people still care and maybe will give them a little more motivation to not give up,” said Abramowitz, founder of PB&J for Tampa Bay, a nonprofit with the goal of providing food to impoverished community members.
Abramowitz helped start the campaign in February 2015, and through its monthly events called Feeding Frenzies, it has made 14,250 meals for homeless shelters at Safe Harbor and Pinellas Hope in Clearwater, St. Vincent de Paul in St. Petersburg and Salvation Army in Tampa.
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