2018 was an incredible year at Metropolitan Ministries, thanks to you. Each one of these numbers is a person who needed help. One person who was scared, hungry, homeless, or hopeless…until YOU reached out and helped them. You make everything we do possible!
1,623,936 meals served to hungry neighbors throughout Tampa Bay – a 21% increase over last year.
194,801 nights of safe shelter for children and their parents – an 11% increase over last year.
22,071 families received Holiday assistance
21,585 children received toys
1,379 families assisted with essential water & electricity bills
92,498 services provided through outreach – a 38% increase over last year.
31,641 families helped through outreach services
399 FAMILIES benefited from residential housing and programs WITH 83.9% SUCCESSFUL EXITS
92.6% OF FAMILIES have maintained their housing for at least one year after graduating from our Uplift U® self-sufficiency program
98.5% OF FAMILIES have not returned to homelessness.
- $7.4 million in savings from donated goods and services.
- 27,495 volunteers gave 219,499 hours of time to help us do our work. This is a savings of $5.1 million. Amazing!