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Food pantry needs donations
Published February 8

Beach Community Food Pantry needs donations

The Beach Community Food Pantry at Calvary Episcopal Church in Indian Rocks Beach is in need of canned meats, canned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, jelly, cereal and other non-perishables. Cash and gift card donations are also accepted. The Food Panty, 1615 First St., is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off in the office at Calvary Episcopal Church any day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Petersburg seeks Youth Development Grant Review committee members

The city of St. Petersburg is seeking residents interested in promoting education and workforce participation to the city's at-risk youth to fill vacancies on the Youth Development Grant Review Committee.

The committee reviews grant applications for the Youth Development Grant Program, a component of the My Brother's and Sister's Keeper initiative that began in 2016 and provides recommendations to the mayor for funding based on criteria and guidelines.

The city will be accepting resumes until noon on Feb. 19. Committee member terms of service will be staggered in one- and two-year terms. Four members will serve until 2020 and four will serve until 2021. Candidates can submit their application online using the JotForm at Candidates who choose to apply by mail should forward a cover letter and resume (and indicate their city council district) to: Mayor Rick Kriseman, c/o Leah McRae, Esq., RE: Youth Development Grant Committee, P.O. Box 2842, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-2842.

Selected applicants must attend a mandatory orientation on Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. For information about the Youth Development Grant Committee, email McRae at