Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers photo Lithia, FL (December 14, 2011) – Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers collected and donated more than 1,000 pounds of food for the Community Food Bank at Tampa Jewish Family Services in Brandon. “This generous donation will help us stock the shelves for our Food Bank distribution in Brandon. Our new satellite location is now open and we are anxious to help those in need throughout eastern Hillsborough County,” says Michael Barnett, CEO of Tampa Jewish Family Services.

Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers held a food drive during the month of November 2011, and asked students to donate canned food items when they visited the Center for classes. According to Sidekicks Chief Instructor Manny Cabrera, III, “More than 200 students and their families generously donated food for Tampa Jewish Family Services. We are pleased to be able to help those in need in our community.”

Tampa Jewish Family Services has two distribution locations for its Community Food Bank program; Citrus Park and Brandon. The Brandon Food Bank is located at Congregation Beth Shalom at 706 Bryan Road, Brandon, FL 33511, and distributes food on the first Thursday of each month. The next distribution date is January 5, 2012.

Tampa Jewish Family Services is a 60-year-old organization offering counseling, food bank distribution, senior services, financial assistance, educational programming for families with children with special needs, and other support and referral services. The agency’s mission is to deliver services in a manner consistent with Jewish values, for the purpose of strengthening individuals and families of all faiths. For more information, visit, or call 8139601848.

Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers is a family oriented personal development center in Lithia, FL that focuses on developing students in the areas of fitness, self-defense, and character development. They feature traditional Taekwon-Do,, Transported After-School Martial Arts, and Summer Camp. For more information, visit, or call 813-661-2224.

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