The Metro Market offers anyone in need access to food and clothing from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays at our Family Support Centers.
- Family Support Centers
- Tampa Campus: 2301 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
- West Pasco Campus: 3214 US HWY 19 N., Holiday, FL 34691
- Reminders: (1) Use self-check-in through the mobile app, My Mobile Check-In; (2) Bring a photo ID and lease or utility bill; (3) wear a mask and follow CDC guidelines.
- 25 Meal Locations (map)
- Locations are open with to-go-style meals, and CDC precautions are in place.
Are you at risk of becoming homeless, or are you homeless and need emergency shelter? You can begin the online application process by clicking the button below. Once your application is submitted, an intake specialist will contact the number or email provided on your application within 3-5 business days. If you have any questions about the process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 209-1222. Pasco residents may call (727) 937-3268.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties have received federal funding to assist residents who are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The funding supports the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which aims to prevent recipients from experiencing further financial hardship or additional consequences to living conditions. In Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, families seeking assistance must first apply for assistance within the county they reside.
Metropolitan Ministries is offering select COVID-19 Financial Assistance on a daily first-come-first-served basis with rent, mortgage, and utilities while funding lasts. Not all inquiries will qualify, and all applications will require proof of financial hardship including documented loss of employment, furlough, reduction of hours, approved unemployment applications, and or required medical quarantine. Only one application per household (addresses will be verified). Each service county has unique application requirements for approval.
Click here for resources and information. Call (813) 209-1200 with questions or to get help completing the online application. Please note that each county has limited inquiries per day.
Pasco County: Applications are being added to an active waitlist. Applications will take 2-4 weeks before being assigned to a Prevention Specialist for review.
Childcare & Education
The Tampa campus is home to the PromiseLand Early Childhood Education Center and CREATE program that offers children of all ages a safe place to learn and explore. Enrollment is free and open to the community.
First Hug uses trauma-informed techniques to provide services that help families in crisis with children age 0-middle school. First Hug stabilizes, decreases stress, and assures children are safe, ready to learn and succeed. Find out more about First Hug here. These services are provided thanks to a grant from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.
The Metro BrigAIDe mobile street team is still serving in the field with added precautions in Hillsborough & Pasco counties.
Here’s more information about how you can continue to support our efforts:
Donate Food & Supplies
Donation drive-through is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday in Tampa, and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in Holiday, Fla.
- Tampa Campus: 2101 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602 (behind Thrift Store)
- Holiday (Pasco) Campus: 3214 US HWY 19 N, Holiday, FL 34691
For information on conducting a drive, bulk, or large donations, call (813) 209-1034.
Most Needed Items: Cereal, canned meats, canned fruit, canned vegetables, beans, and peanut butter.
We are practicing social distancing and groups will be limited to 10 individuals or less per area. All volunteers must preregister.
- To volunteer in the food warehouse, sign up here.
- To volunteer in outreach services and environmental (janitorial), sign up here.
- Donate to our Emergency Impact Fund here.
- Share our Facebook fundraiser.
- Support our GoFundMe Charity fundraiser.