Hosting a drive for food, diapers or other life essentials can make a big impact for families in need. And it’s a great way to build community through the shared joy of giving with your friends, your neighborhood, your workplace or your church.

Think of the simple things you need each day . . . a good meal, a toothbrush, diapers for your child. Every year, generous in-kind gifts from friends like you amount to nearly $5 million and help us fulfill our mission of serving the poor and homeless families in our community.

Did you know that 1 in 3 families in Florida struggles to buy diapers? Melanie was once one of those families — watch her story. Metropolitan Ministries goes through 10,000 diapers a month!

“Coordinating a collection drive for Metropolitan Ministries started out as a job for me. After one time it became a passion. I strive to create more enthusiasm every year and challenge others to make each drive more successful than the last. I have seen what just a little help and hope can do for a family or individual in need and it inspires me every day to do more for others.”

Ann Minick |  Highwoods Properties

Types of Drives to Host

How to Host a Drive

Choose the type of drive you want to do and start collecting! It’s that simple! We can schedule drives for a couple of weeks or a couple of months. We’ll even provide you with printable flyers for our most popular types of drives.

We can provide you with collection barrels or boxes to use during your collection. You can schedule a time to come pick them up or we can have them delivered!

Sign Up to Host a Drive

To find out more about hosting a drive, please email or call 813-209-1034.