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Next Generation Ballet helps Sullivan Elementary celebrate the holidays

Posted on December 7, 2016

TAMPA — The children gasped, oohed, and giggled as Nutcracker dancers pranced and leaped and floated across the stage.

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Metropolitan Ministries now helps in Pasco, too

Posted on December 5, 2016

 - The manager of outreach at the Pasco County campus of Metropolitan Ministries says a lot of people don't realize that the charity expands beyond Tampa.

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Santa’s Bike Shop: Local volunteers assemble 700+ bikes for underprivileged kids

Posted on December 4, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Amalie Arena was transformed into Santa’s bike shop on Sunday, as hundreds of volunteers turned out to assemble more than 800 bikes for underprivileged kids in the Tampa Bay area.

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BUCCANEERS PLAYERS TO WEAR CUSTOM CLEATS AS PART OF NFL’S MY CAUSE, MY CLEATS CAMPAIGN

Posted on December 2, 2016

On Sunday, December 4, several Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, along with many players across the league, will take the field wearing cleats representing causes that are important to each player, as part of the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats Campaign, created in partnership with The Players' Tribune.

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Bucs' rookies score with program devoted to community service

Posted on November 26, 2016

It was all in good and much-needed fun recently for the children at Metropolitan Ministries, a charity supporting at-risk and homeless youths whose complex is four miles, yet a world away, from Raymond James Stadium.

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Metropolitan Ministries feeds 6,000 people during Thanksgiving Day annual feast

Posted on November 24, 2016

TAMPA - People all across the Bay joining together in this day of thanks, but thousands in our community still struggle to put food on the table.

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Volunteers up early to cook Metropolitan Ministries meals

Posted on November 24, 2016

Long before Bay area residents sat down for their Thanksgiving dinners, cooks and volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa were hard at work.

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Founder delighted to see how many families are now helped by holiday tent

Posted on November 23, 2016

TAMPA — Dressed casually in jeans, blue sweater vest and a colorful checkered shirt, Morris Hintzman quietly strolled the aisles of the giant tent that is Metropolitan Ministries' makeshift holiday grocery store on the northwest edge of downtown.

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Tampa Bay Lightning to Volunteer, Collect Food for Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on November 22, 2016

TAMPA, FL – The Tampa Bay Lightning have racked up 100 assists so far this season on the ice. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the team will give Metropolitan Ministries a huge assist off the ice.

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Hooper: Time to show thanks for Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on November 20, 2016

Nothing lends more flavor to this time of the year than the love served at Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tent.

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Florida politicos donate more than 750 Thanksgiving turkeys to Tampa’s Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on November 19, 2016

Regardless of their political stripes, more than 100 aficionados of Florida politics responded to an urgent appeal from this website to donate to Metropolitan Ministries, which plans to feed more than 18,000 people this Thanksgiving.

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2 tons of turkeys donated to Metro Ministries

Posted on November 18, 2016

 - Metro Ministries got a huge donation to help the organization lift the spirits and fill the bellies of those less fortunate this Thanksgiving.

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Metropolitan Ministries helps families in need during annual holiday food drive in Tampa

Posted on November 18, 2016

Metropolitan Ministries kicked off its annual holiday drive Friday morning by collecting food donations for families in need in the Tampa Bay area.

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Positively Tampa Bay: Volunteers Needed

Posted on November 16, 2016

Metropolitan Ministries needs volunteers to help distribute Thanksgiving care packages to hundreds of needy families.

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Scout project leads to huge Westchase food drive

Posted on November 15, 2016

WESTCHASE — It began as a service project for an Eagle Scout. It has developed into a full-fledged community initiative.

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Drop-off Locations For Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Donations Open

Posted on November 14, 2016

TAMPA, FL – For more than 44 years, Metropolitan Ministries has been a shining light for people in need around the Tampa Bay area, especially during the holiday season.
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The box opens up

Posted on November 11, 2016

Inside the Box Café and Catering is expanding in Tampa International Airport, part of the push by the transportation hub to add local restaurants and other offerings to its mix for travelers.

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Donating to Metro Ministries now even easier

Posted on November 11, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. - Donating to Tampa Bay Area families in need of food and Christmas season supplies is getting even easier thanks to the help of some local companies that will do much of the work for you.

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Metropolitan Ministries gears up for the holidays

Posted on November 9, 2016

 - Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa is expecting to serve 18,000 families in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, and they are inviting the community to help.

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Extraordinary Ordinary: Officer Justin Lee

Posted on November 9, 2016

 - A chance encounter between a Tampa police officer and a homeless man changed both of their lives forever. 

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