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Essential Services:

Metropolitan Ministries is providing “Essential Services” for families living with us and those we serve in the community as we operate differently in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local and state officials in the wake of COVID-19. 

  • 25 Meal Locations (map) are open with to-go style meals and CDC precautions are in place. (Two larger locations are still hot meals). 
  • 2 Family Support Centers 
    • We have moved to a drive-up service model, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday (while resources last,) handing out pre-made, nonperishable food boxes and hygiene kits–if supplies last.
      • Tampa Campus: 2301 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602 
      • Holiday (Pasco) Campus:  3214 US HWY 19 N, Holiday, FL 34691
    • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we are distributing at other smaller non-profits throughout Tampa Bay.
  • Financial Assistance
    • An online form is now available and should be completed online, here. Those in need should submit the online form for a future prevention assessment via telephone or video appointment. If you don’t have access to the internet, please call (813) 209-1200. Please note, the link is the preferred method of contact and yields a faster response time. 
  • Emergency Shelter Information: We are temporarily not able to accept walk-ins for emergency shelter. However, if you need emergency shelter or have questions related to the process, email or call (813) 209-1222. You can begin the process by completing the intake packet (download) and email back to us along with these required documents (view list) to Please include your first and last name, date of birth, email address and phone number, and the best time to reach you.
  • The Metro BrigAIDe mobile street team is still serving in the field with added precautions in Hillsborough County.



Food: Cereal, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, beans, and peanut butter

Other: Diapers, baby formula, baby food, temporal thermometers, infrared forehead thermometer, and hygiene items

  • Share our Facebook fundraiser.
  • Donate Food and Supplies 
    • Donation drive-through is open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 2101 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
    • Call (813) 209-1034 for information on making a bulk or large donation.
  • Volunteer
    • We are practicing social distancing and groups will be limited to 10 individuals or less per area. 
    • Our most pressing task is helping to prepare ‘Boxes of Hope’ for people that need food assistance. Sign up here for food warehouse.   
    • On our Tampa campus, we still need volunteers for our outreach services and environmental (janitorial) teams as well. All volunteers must preregister.  Sign up here