Mosaic to Present “Home Runs for Food” Check for Local Food Banks at Saturday, March 23, Rays Spring Training Game
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., March 22, 2013
WHAT: The Mosaic Company joined by the United Way of Charlotte County will present a more than $12,000 donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank just prior to the start of Saturday's Tampa Bay Rays spring training game at Charlotte Sports Park. The check presentation is being made in celebration of Mosaic's third annual Home Runs for Food partnership with the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Tampa Bay Rays to help feed hungry families in Charlotte County. For every home run hit by the Rays, Mosaic contributes $500 to local food relief efforts. With this year's donation, Mosaic will have contributed a total of more than $40,000 from Home Runs for Food to Harry Chapin since 2010. WHEN: Saturday, March 23 12:30 p.m. WHO: Kaley Miller, manager of communications, Mosaic Al Brislain, CEO & president, Harry Chapin Food Bank Kevin Russell, president of the board, United Way of Charlotte County WHERE: Charlotte County Sports Park 2300 El Jobean Road Port Charlotte, FL WHY: Mosaic's donation has been earmarked to help overcome hunger specifically in Charlotte County. Last year the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed over 1.8 million pounds of food to 24 Charlotte County agencies. Mosaic is being joined by the United Way of Charlotte County to demonstrate how everyone must work together to solve this problem.
ABOUT THE MOSAIC COMPANY
The Mosaic Company, through its Florida-based subsidiary Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, is the world’s leading producer of phosphate crop nutrients. America’s farmers rely on Florida phosphate to help grow their food crops. Phosphate is a natural product for which there is no man-made substitute, making phosphate reserves in Florida of strategic importance to critical sectors of the state and national economy, including farming, manufacturing, shipping, trucking and rail. Mosaic employs more than 3,000 Central Florida residents, and tens of thousands of Floridians work in other jobs dependent upon the industry. For more information, go to www.mosaicco.com/florida.
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