It’s time for the fourth annual

Have a Heart Caring Castle Food Drive

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The food drive begins Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 28. Now with nine drop-off locations, donors will have no shortage of places to leave canned goods, non-perishable foods and other items.

This is the final week to donate nonperishables to the Have A Heart Caring Castle Food Drive. Check out Rosie’s adventures for the week at local food pantries. Click here!

Drop off donations at one of these 9 locations:

JSA Medical Group
787 Cortaro Drive, Sun City Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JSA Medical Group
781 Cypress Creek Blvd., Sun City Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4445 Sun City Center Blvd., Sun City Center
Store #0619

1023 U.S. 41, Ruskin
Store #2444

World of Suzie Vong Salon
3820 SCC Blvd. (S.R. 674), Sun City Center

The Mail Box Store
3848 SCC Blvd. (S.R. 674), Sun City Center

Bogg’s Jewelers
4845 SCC Blvd. (S.R. 674), Sun City Center

Dunkin’ Donuts
717 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin

3853 SCC Blvd. (S.R. 674), Sun City Center/Ruskin


Local food banks benefitting from the food drive are:

  • The Lord’s Lighthouse
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Good Samaritan Mission
  • Beth-El Mission
  • St. Anne Catholic Church
  • Calvary Lutheran Community Cupboard
  • RiverStone Church

While charitable donation is at the forefront around Christmas, it’s the ensuing months when food banks can use the help, said Rosie Korfant, food drive coordinator. “At Christmas, everyone has their baskets and tubs out to help and that is wonderful, but people are hungry all year long.”

For more information, call Rosie Korfant at 813-419-5020 or email r.korfant@jsahealthcare.com.

Sun City Center Winn Dixie Store Manager John Custode adds large cans to be used for the foundation of the Caring Castle.

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Among the volunteers pitching in to build the Caring Castle in 2016 at JSA Medical were, from left, Carmela Salerno, Rosie Korfant, Alisja Opacic, Don Jones and Jack Lowell. Danielle Hurt photo.