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It's a long-standing tradition, occurring in arenas all over in hockey. So what happens to those hats that fans blissfully throw away during the celebration?Read More
When Tampa business owner Vanessa Howard opened her beauty salon she knew she wanted to give back to the community.Read More
HOLIDAY — Introduced as "Sue," the woman was a victim of domestic violence who was forced to live in a hotel with her four children. She quickly ran out of money and options.Read More
Metropolitan Ministries will open "Miracles for Pasco" housing modeled after MiraclePlace in Hillsborough County, with 24 new supportive housing units for homeless families with children.Read More
After several years of delay, the concept for transitional housing will come off the drawing board during a groundbreaking event Monday for the first phase of the Metropolitan Ministries project.Read More
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for northern counties tonight, and the entire Tampa Bay area is under a wind chill advisory.Read More
Radioactivity speaks with Metropolitan Ministries CEO Tim Marks, and a famed Christmas story turns 100.
On Today's Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei speaks with Tim Marks, CEO of Metropolitan Ministries, on how one of the Bay Area's largest charities provides housing and food assistance to thousands of homeless and at-risk families.Read More
TAMPA (FOX 13) - A charity in Tampa that helps thousands of low-income families made its final push Wednesday to collect as many toys and food items as possible.Read More
TAMPA (FOX 13) -It's an industrial sized toy store: Barbies, basketballs, and everything in between stocked and sorted on carefully marked shelves. But Metropolitan Ministries' shop, and it's dozens of employees, aren't looking for a dime. They're giving out the thousands of toys for free.Read More
Vivint’s third annual door-to-door food and toy drive in Tampa hopes to bring in 7,000 pounds of dry food, canned goods, toys and diapers for families in needMore than 100 Vivint employees join with local community members to provide donations toRead More
Metropolitan Ministries will serve almost 6,000 meals today to local homeless and needy families throughout the Bay area.Read More
It's Thanksgiving, and Metropolitan Ministries is again doing its all-important work helping of those in need.
The charitable organization expects to serve nearly nearly 6,000 hot meals today in Tampa, Safety Harbor and Holiday.Read More
TAMPA - Metropolitan Ministries needs your donations so they can help more than 20,000 families during the 2014 holiday season.Read More
When it comes to hunger in America and Tampa Bay, there’s stereotype and then there’s reality.
The stereotype? Consider the lazy, luxury car driving welfare queen mooching off the government and others’ generosity.Read More
Tampa, Florida -- Food is a necessity and something many of us take for granted, but for thousands of Bay area families it's a luxury to receive a holiday meal.Read More
Hunger is a subject that Cliff Barsi knows well.
He’s the director of food services at Metropolitan Ministries, and affectionately called “Chef Cliff.” Under his direction, the nonprofit has opened two “Inside the Box” cafes in downtown Tampa and the Westshore area that benefit the ministry, and graduated 32 students from its culinary program.
Isela Suarez wanted to do something nice for people who didn't have as much as she did.
So what did she do? On her 11th birthday, she asked all her friends to bring her a Barbie doll.Read More
The inspirational Bonner, who founded his Little Red Wagon Foundation when he was still small enough to sit in a wagon, is now 16 and still on a mission to help homeless children and do good in the world.Read More
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