2019 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

icon showing knife fork and plate1,912,418 meals served to hungry neighbors throughout Tampa Bay (a 17.8% increase over last year)

icon of a bed138,886 nights of safe shelter for children and their parents.

Icon of a gift box25,616 families received Holiday assistance (a 16% increase over last year)

Icon of teddy bear22,915 children received toys

Icon of hand with a heart in it73,314 family support services provided.

Icon of a family unit19,891 families helped through family support center

Instill self-sufficiency

756 FAMILIES benefited from housing and programs (an 89.5% increase over last year)

87.6% OF FAMILIES have maintained their housing for at least one year after graduating from our Uplift U® self-sufficiency program

99.8% OF FAMILIES have not returned to homelessness.

Cost Savings

  • $7.6 million in savings from donated goods and services.
  • 29,571 volunteers gave 223,571 hours of time to help us do our work. This is a savings of $5.37 million. Amazing!

Check out our Accountability Page here.