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October SDC “Beacon” Newsletter

We’re “Ridin’ with Biden” — again!

We had a great turn out for our first Caravan on Sunday, August 16th. We learned a few “do’s and don’ts” and will be modifying our route and adding a few stops at key locations to better engage voters along the way. So, please join us on one or all of the dates shown above. It’s a fun, safe way to show our support for Democrats and invite others to VOTE BLUE!

SDC September 2020 Beacon Newsletter

SAVE THE DATE! Get your tickets!

It’s time for the Polk County Democrats’ Annual Gala! This year it’s online!
Click the image below for more information and to ORDER YOUR TICKETS!

August is Action Month! Read our Beacon Newsletter…

See the Sample Ballot below for our recommendations for the Florida Primary Election on Tuesday, August 18th! This is THE ELECTION for the Polk County School Board. They WILL NOT be on the November ballot.

Our Recommendations for the Florida Primary. Vote by August 18!

For County Commissioner, Dist. 5, John Hall is the incumbent Republican. Neil Combee is the Right Wing former State Rep who share NO values with our Democratic positions on any issue.

Democrat Bob Doyel will face incumbent Republican Bill Braswell in the November 3rd general election for County Commission Dist. 3. We strongly recommend Bob Doyel.

SDC July Beacon Newsletter

All current SDC members will receive a Zoom link to our July 8th meeting and Password in their emails on Sunday, July 5th. Use the link to login to our Solivita democratic Meeting.
If you haven’t received your email link by Sunday evening, send your email address to our editor at Beacon@SolivitaDemocrats.com

Calling Solivita: Please Fill the St. Rose Pantry Shelves

St. Rose of Lima Pantry Truck will be in the Solivita Freedom Parking Lot on Wednesday, June 24 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Food Trucks for Lunch Day) and Friday, June 26 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Farmer’s Market Day)

Please help us meet a 273% post pandemic increase in client families.  On May 7, 800 cars, representing 1241 families and 3131 household members received 47,000 lbs. of food by day’s end.  Pantry distribution increased 730% on that special distribution day.  The new normal is 350 families a week, up from 170.

The primary employer in this region is tourism/leisure/hospitality, which has experienced 51.3% unemployment.  Food insecurity hits first on the unemployed, who fill the St. Rose campus weekly.  A brief parking lot survey revealed why they came: a furloughed Disney bus driver; a pregnant woman who worked at the Orlando International Airport but was sent home due to the virus threat; a SeaWorld cast member; and a seafood worker, whose company had supplied the huge restaurant trade in Central Florida. 

Pantry clients are working families for whom two incomes in low salary jobs aren’t enough; retired people who can’t make it on their fixed incomes; grandparents raising grandchildren; people with health problems; the newly arrived; people in transition from life crises; and the massive number of economically displaced people due to the pandemic.  

If you need help during these troubling economic times, the pantry is there for you every Tuesday 10-1.

For more information:  https://www.ncronline.org/news/coronavirus/happiest-place-earth-shut-down-hunger-didnt

How You Can Help

Online donation: www.saintroseoflimacc.org, choose online donation, pantry option
By mail: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3860 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee, Florida 34746, Note: pantry. Volunteer: call 407-932-5004 parish office to apply and complete the required fingerprinting process to serve

Needed Items:  2-3 lb. bags of rice or beans; canned goods of all sorts; cereal; protein: peanut butter, canned fish and meat products.  Plastic grocery bags are always needed!