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Tampa’s onbikes charity raising money for underprivileged kids with bike ride and concert

Posted on December 10, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Grab your friends, grab a bike and enjoy the ride because onbikes Winter Wonder Ride is happening today.

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Extraordinary Ordinaries: Chely at Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on December 9, 2016

 - The kitchen at the Tampa campus of Metropolitan Ministries is operating on the level of a five star restaurant.

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Hometown Heroes: The Figy spirit of giving

Posted on December 9, 2016

 - Norman Figy was making a list and checking it twice as he sorted through the food donations at the Tampa tent for Metropolitan Ministries. He and his wife Donna have been volunteering at the charity for more than 20 years.

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Esperanza para desamparados en estas Navidades (Hope for homeless this Christmas)

Posted on December 9, 2016

Miles de familias en la ciudad de Tampa no tienen comida ni un techo donde pasar estas Navidades. (Thousands of families in the city of Tampa have no food or a roof to spend this Christmas.)

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Help them out: Hillsborough charities in need of holiday donations

Posted on December 9, 2016

If you have a food or toy donation you would like to drop off, Metropolitan Ministries' big white tent is now located just west of the N Nebraska Avenue and E Cass Street intersection.

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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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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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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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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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