Our Holiday Tent assistance program is a tradition in Tampa Bay. We expect to serve 30,000 families in need this Thanksgiving and Christmas. To receive help or get involved, choose from the options below.
Do you need help for the holidays? This year we are offering fully online and in-person registration. While on our website, your family will have the option to sign up for convenient locations to receive Hope. To mitigate additional travel we are partnering with strategic like-minded organizations to offer more sites across Tampa Bay.
Hot Meal Locations
Find a holiday hot meal partner location near you.
Ways to Give
You can provide real, practical help for families in need right now with your purchase through our holiday store, hosting a virtual or traditional drive, shopping our gift registries, or giving a monetary donation.
Most Needed Items
Frozen turkeys, hams, cereal, canned yams, bagged or boxed stuffing, and cranberry sauce are the most-needed items right now. Bagged or canned beans, soup, bags of rice, boxed or canned potatoes, gravy packets, dessert mixes, canned fruit, canned vegetables, boxed macaroni & cheese are also in high demand.
Drop-off Hours & Locations
We have several convenient drop-off locations throughout Tampa Bay. Please click the button below to see which location is the closest to you.
This holiday season, join the Metropolitan Ministries team and provide a holiday experience that is out of reach for so many struggling families in the Tampa Bay area. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to take part in a unique leadership opportunity that you don’t want to miss!
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions. Here, we've compiled a comprehensive resource to address your most common queries and concerns related to our holiday programs and initiatives at Metropolitan Ministries. We hope this section provides the guidance you're looking for as we come together to share hope and care in our community.