At the April 10 Tampa Bay Lightening game, the Mosaic Foundation presented Feeding America Tampa Bay and their Partners with a check for $84,000 as part of their “Goals for Food” program. Alice O’Reilly, VISTE President, accepted on behalf of VISTE, Volunteers In Service To the Elderly.
For every goal that the team made at home, money went into a fund, and the $84,000 was distributed among 12 agencies in multiple counties.
“Mosaic is a strong VISTE supporter,” said O’Reilly. “We are always very grateful for their efforts to assist us in our work to meet our mission goals.”
VISTE works with individuals, aged 70 and older, in Lakeland, Bartow, Ft. Meade, and Mulberry and strives to assist them in living safely and independently in their own homes.
“These funds will help us to continue to work with our nearly 4,000 clients and to help them to age in place with dignity,” said Ashley Miller, VISTE Volunteer Coordinator.
The Mosaic company has as its mission to help the world grow the food it needs. As the world’s largest supplier of phosphate and potash, they consider that mission to be a compelling one that carries vast responsibility.
“We have worked with Mosaic in various ways in the past,” Miller said. “Because of their dedication to providing fresh initiatives, their mission and our mission often overlaps as we have a nutrition component to our whole person approach to how we meet the needs of our clients.”