August 12, 2020

Press Release

Thanksgiving distribution begins at Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tents/Urgent call for community engagement and donations

| 11/20/2019


Pre-registered families in need will be coming to the holiday tents to receive food assistance for Thanksgiving. Each family will be able to put together a ‘Box of Hope,’ a turkey and essential staples that make up a complete holiday meal, plus additional food to last three days. Registration is ongoing for those who need help.

  • We need 260,000 Lbs. of food for Thanksgiving.
  • 115,000 Lbs. has been donated so far.
  • With monetary donations, we purchased 8,000 turkeys (another 80,000 pounds). 
  • We need another 75,000 Lbs. by Wednesday, November 27th to make it through Thanksgiving.

MOST NEEDED:  canned yams, frozen turkeys, hams, and cranberry sauce.
Also: cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, stuffing, and gravy

Thursday, November 21 – Wednesday, November 27
Mon – Sat 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
1,000 to 1,800 families a day will be served in total at all locations during this time.

Metropolitan Ministries main holiday tent (NEW location)
2609 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607

Metropolitan Ministries Pasco campus holiday tent
3214 US Highway 19 North Holiday, FL 34691


Map of our reach and network of care is attached.       

About Metropolitan Ministries:
As a local, independent nonprofit, we have provided services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency for poor and homeless families in Tampa Bay since 1972. The Ministries’ vision is to be America’s most effective and innovative caregiver for those in need.  Metropolitan Ministries’ main campus is located at 2002 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602 and the Pasco campus is located at 3214 US HWY 19, Holiday, FL 34691.  For more information about how to get involved this holiday season, visit

#TurnThingsAround #BeHope

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