We are Metropolitan Ministries, your West Central Florida neighbors in Tampa Bay. In partnership with the United Way of Lee County, Pine Island Methodist Church, and many generous donors, we are bringing you Christmas meals and toys as you recover from Hurricane Ian. God bless!

Holiday Pop-Up Locations:

Pop-up locations are for client services only. No donation drop-off. 

Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Pop-Up Locations

Do you need help for the holidays?

THANKSGIVING ASSISTANCE DECEMBER ASSISTANCE  

What’s New?

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.

Do I Qualify?

Families

  • Families with minor age children (0-17) struggling financially
  • Currently receiving Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, Medicaid, SSI, SSD Award Letter, and/or Unemployment Benefits

Seniors

  • Senior citizens, 62 years or older, struggling financially and/or receiving social security income only

Individuals

  • Adults living only on Social Security disability benefits (SSD/SSI)

What Documents Should I Collect?

  • Photo I.D. for applying adults
  • Social Security cards or birth certificates for individuals, spouses, and minor children in the household
  • Grandparents need legal proof of custody of grandchildren
  • Proof of SSI, SSD, or unemployment benefits
  • Current utility bill (electric – water) or lease agreement

What Do I Bring on My Pickup Day?

Please arrive with your email, text or printed confirmation, and Photo ID. Children registered for toys will be verified for Christmas.

In-person Registration:

For families struggling to register online or that prefer to register in person, we are offering the following registration location:

Pinellas County 

McCabe United Methodist Church

2800 26th Ave. South Saint Petersburg, FL 33712

Thursday, 10/3
Thursday, 11/3
Thursday, 11/10 (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)

3 PM – 6 PM

St. Pete Free Clinic (SPFC)

863 3rd Ave. N. St. Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Wednesday, 10/26
Wednesday, 11/2

9 AM  – Noon 

Starting 10/3/22, for families struggling to register online or that prefer to register in person, we are offering the following registration locations:

Metropolitan Ministries Tampa

Metropolitan Ministries West Pasco

Mondays and Thursdays: 10/3 – 12/20 11 AM – 2 PM​