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Skinspirations Responds to Local Hunger Need with Successful Charity Event, Donates Food and Funds to Metropolitan Ministries
Date:11/25/2013

Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2013

As the holiday season looms, not everyone can afford to participate in the tradition of celebrating the time of year with feasts. Approximately 17 percent of Hillsborough County’s population is considered hungry, struggling to put food on the table, not just during the holidays but every day (1). Of Pinellas County's hungry population — about 5,400 individuals a month – half are children 13 or younger (2). Skinspirations, a Tampa Bay nonsurgical cosmetic center, responded to the local hunger need by hosting a charity event to gather non-perishable foods items to donate to the Metropolitan Ministries. The annual event was held Thursday Oct. 24, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

The devastation of hunger extends throughout the world – but the need in just the Tampa Bay community alone is alarming (3):

  • One in four children in Hillsborough County struggles with hunger, according to data collected by Feeding America and the Nielsen Co.
  • 73,280 children in the county are hunger insecure — meaning their bodies aren't receiving enough nutrition and they often are going without critical meals.

Dr. Cynthia Elliott, owner of Skinspirations, says giving back to the local community has long been a personal mission. In response to the hunger epidemic, staff members at the nonsurgical cosmetic facility recently organized and held a Halloween-themed charity event in which guests were asked to donate much-needed nutritional food for those in need. In exchange for the donations, Skinspirations provided raffle tickets which guests could redeem for various beauty tre
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