Food is a basic need that most of us take for granted, but 1 in 4 American children are at risk of hunger. Metropolitan Ministries provides both hot meals and non-perishable foods to hundreds of people each day in four counties. Here is how you can provide HOPE in our community:

Non-Perishable Foods

Everyday between 80 to 200 Boxes of Hope are provided to homeless and low-income families. These non-perishable foods will feed a family of four for two days. Help us provide Boxes of Hope to families in need. See a list of our most urgent needs:  Boxes of HopeMost Needed Items

  • Donate non-perishable foods  to Metropolitan Ministries
  • Host a Food Drive in your community
  • Donate $35 to Metropolitan Ministries for the cost of one Box of Hope. Donate Online through our secure server, or mail checks to 2002 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602 

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Hot Meals

Over 12,000 people depend on Metropolitan Ministries to provide a hot, nutritious meal each week.  See our current needs: Meal Site Menu, Heart Healthy Menu

  • Visit your local wholesale club and purchase large sized food items for our kitchen
  • Donate large 10 lbs can of vegetables, beans, and other food staples
  • Donate large portions of fresh vegetables for our residence



Tampa Bay

Donations Drop-Off Center

2101 N. Florida Avenue Tampa 33602
Behind our Thrift Store near the large sign that says “Donations”. MAP IT

Monday thru Saturday 8 am – 4 pm 



  • Canned Fruits
  • Peanut Butter
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Canned Meat
  • Beans
  • Diapers ( 5 & 6)
  • Pull Ups (4T & 5T)
  • Toddler and Children's Over the Counter Medicines
  • Shampoo- full and sample size
  • Deodorant for men and women
  • Toothpaste-full and sample size
  • Razors
  • Lotion-sample size
  • Conditioner-sample size
  • Soap-full and sample size

Serving Families in Hillsborough | Pinellas | Pasco | Polk         © Copyright 2012 Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.