Polk County

Polk County has the 5th highest rate of suburban poverty in the nation. Homelessness and hunger have become a challenge to our community as more than 100,000 neighbors here are considered food insecure — which means they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. Families are faced with making tough choices between paying bills and buying groceries.

We work alongside community partners to provide meals in two locations throughout Polk County.

Local churches work alongside us to provide community meals for homeless men, women and families. We also fill and distribute food boxes to families who may have a roof over their heads but are struggling to put food on the table.

The Latest On Our Work Polk County

Our outreach in Polk County continues to grow as you give and community partners join us to help feed hungry people. Watch here for stories and updates.

BE HOPE - Help break the record

Posted by Nancy Olds in Pasco Hillsborough Polk Community Impact Pinellas on October 14, 2014

Zach Bonner,  is taking on the Guinness Book of World Records to coordinate the World’s Largest Food Drive: Food for A Million. Which will mean a million pounds of food, for a million needy people in the Tampa Bay area and surrounding counties.

Partnering with Metropolitan Ministries and Feeding America Tampa Bay, the 1 million pounds of food will be distributed throughout a ten country area serviced by both non-profits.

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Services For The Homeless In Polk County

Currently, Metropolitan Ministries offers these services in Polk County:

Hot meals: We work with partner ministries at two locations in Polk County to serve meals for individuals and families who do not have a home in which to prepare their own food.
Food boxes: Food boxes feed a family for three days. Our volunteers fill these boxes with nutritious essentials and distribute them throughout the county.

Get Involved In Your Community.

We count on Polk County residents to help neighbors struggling with homelessness and hunger. You can make a big difference — there’s something for everyone to do here:

Give to provide meals, shelter & vital programing.

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