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!

Alleviate Suffering

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

Instill self-sufficiency

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.

Cost Savings

  • $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!

Check out our Accountability Page here.