Food drive and check presentation Neal Land and Meals on Wheels

Neal Land & Neighborhoods Supports June Hunger Awareness Month with Donation for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee

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PARRISH, Fla. – June 30, 2022Neal Land & Neighborhoods, a Manatee and Sarasota-based master-planned community developer, organized a community-wide food drive at North River Ranch in support of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. In addition, to over 650 lbs. of food items collected, a $2,500 donation was made as part of the Pay It Forward commitment. With this monetary donation, the organization will provide 2,500 meals and serve over 80 families. The critically-needed food donations will provide over 540 meals.

Neal Land & Neighborhoods has donated a total of $15,000 to date to the Meals on Wheels cause and continues the Pay It Forward program at North River Ranch. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee provides nutritional assistance and caring, supportive services to homebound seniors and disabled residents throughout Manatee County.

“We’re pleased to continue offering support for the great work of Meals on Wheels PLUS and our local neighbors in need,” said John A. Neal, president of Neal Land & Neighborhoods. “We’re thankful to our builder partners, residents, team, and all of those who contributed to this food drive and helped us give back.”

 “We appreciate the support of partners like Neal Land & Neighborhoods who help us provide critically-needed nutrition and care to those in need and bring this cause much-needed awareness,” said Maribeth Phillips, president and CEO, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “We know that the rise in cost of living has impacted many people and their ability to obtain nutritious food, and Meals on Wheels PLUS helps to meet this need by supplying food to over 80 food pantries and agencies across the county.”

Since 1972, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has delivered over 11 million meals to homebound seniors, distributed tens of millions of pounds of food to local families and provided social services for local seniors. For more information, visit

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a founding member of Step-Up Suncoast’s Founding 50 – Step Up is a non-profit organization which helps over 12,000 individuals and families to achieve long-term economic stability through education, support services and community partnerships. North River Ranch supports the Healthy Kids Running Series, a five-week running program in the spring and fall for kids, Pre-K through 8th grade.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit