Press Release
For Immediate Release
May 1, 2017
For More Information contact:
Ariel DeWitt

MEDIA ADVISORY: Metropolitan Ministries Joins Movement of Give Day Tampa Bay

Metropolitan Ministries Joins Movement of Give Day Tampa Bay


WHEN:          May 2, 12 am – 11:59 pm (24 hours online)

WHERE:       2002 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602


DETAILS:    Imagine being the only child at the lunch table with nothing to eat. While five of your friends sit around you eating their packed lunches or daily eats from the cafeteria line, your stomach grumbles. This is not just a scenario; it is a reality for one in six children in the Tampa Bay area on a daily basis. Metropolitan Ministries is joining the movement of Give Day Tampa Bay, a day of giving organized by The Community Foundation, it is an effort in unity to help those in need in Tampa Bay. Held on the first Tuesday of May, Tampa Bay is challenged to give back to local charities online.

  • Metropolitan Ministries’ Metropolitan Ministries’ goal is BIG. We want to fill 25,000 empty plates on Give Day with a nutritious meal for hungry children.  (That’s equivalent to $50,000 – and with the MATCH, it’s $100,000)


  • $1.96 is the Ministries’ cost for one meal.  Imagine how many children we can feed with $100,000!


  •  Hope starts with a meal and leads to all other services we provide, including:

    • Housing – We have 100 families on campus with 250 children

    • Education – Early Childhood Education, Afterschool Care, Partnership School, Teen Program, STEAM, Adult Education

    • Job Training – In-house Culinary Arts Program, Employment Bootcamps with community partners (Accenture & K-Force)

    • Counseling – Trauma Informed Care, Recovery Counseling

    • Case Management

Community Outreach – 28 Meal Site partners

  • Every gift is MATCHED – dollar for dollar up to $50,000.
  • How to give?  SPECIAL DONATE PAGE:

  • How to get involved beyond Give Day?

    • Volunteer – We have 23,000 volunteers year round performing important tasks to ensure our mission is accomplished.

    • Host a Drive – Food, Clothes, Hygiene items, Summer supplies, Back to School, Baby Items

Photos, interviews and video opportunities are available upon request in the Metropolitan Ministries kitchen





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