Feeding America Tampa Bay

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 5300 Adamo Dr Ste G Tampa FL 33619 USA

Mission: America's Second Harvest is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. We are a national network of over 200 food banks and food-rescue programs that distribute donated food through 50,000 charitable agencies to hungry Americans. America's Second Harvest distributes food to 23.3 million hungry people each year.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Feeding America Tampa Bay is the unsung hero of Central Florida. Last year (2013) the foodbank delivered over 40 million pounds of food to fight hunger in 10 counties surrounding the Tampa Bay area. Relying on corporate grants, individual donations and over 70,000 volunteer hours, FATB managed to deliver the equivalent of 10 means for every dollar spent by the organization -- almost double the average for Feeding America organizations across the country.

Surprisingly, few people in the community know about FATB. But lots of charities, food pantries, religious organizations and other sources of food for the hungry know FATB very well. Last year, over 60% of all donated food handed out in Central Florida by front line organizations was distributed to those good souls by FATB.

As a board member, you might think my rating is biased. I prefer to think of it as based on first-hand knowledge of what this tremendous group of incredibly motivated, hard-working and good-hearted people do for our communities.

Whether we like to believe it or not, hunger relamins a serious problem in our nation, our State of Florida, and in the Tampa Bay area. In the Fight Against Hunger, we've got a tremendous ally in Feeding America Tampa Bay.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work to raise community awareness about them. They do so much for us, but nobody seems to know it.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Feeding America Tampa Bay is an amazing place to put your time into. The people there are such a joy to work along side with. They are some of the most charismatic people I have ever met. They are constantly working and reaching out beyond what their jobs require. I helped at a food distribution and It all opened my eyes to see how bad people are starving! These people were walking miles to get food and they are getting a lot of it. People receiving the food were so grateful of Feeding America Tampa Bay, and I am too. They gave those people hope that they wont starve or that their kids have their next meal.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the hope put in the eyes of the hungry when they see the big trucks pull up to distribute food. I have seen agencies. I have heard the people starving say that with out the food from Feeding America Tampa Bay they would starve or go hungry that night.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make them a little more vocal to be heard to the rest of the community. Many people are not aware of the organization, I want them to be as known as the Tampa Bay Rays!

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