Last week, I got the chance to tour Feeding Tampa Bay. Wow! I was blown away by their operation and by all the nice people who do amazing work there. They reminded me why I started Harvest Heroes in the first place – to help people by connecting them with low-cost, healthy, fresh produce.
Feeding Tampa Bay is an affiliate of Feeding America which is the largest food relief organization in the US. Acting as a hub for food banks throughout West Central Florida, Feeding Tampa Bay partners with a diverse cross-section of organizations, businesses, grocery stores, farmers, and individual volunteers to deliver healthy food to food insecure people in 10 counties.
Hunger is a serious problem in our community. It’s hard to face that reality, because so much of everyday life seems normal on the surface. When you scratch a little deeper, you begin to find out that things are tough out there.
Here are FTB’s 2016 by the numbers:
Some of those statistics make me very sad, because there is plenty of food out there – and healthy, fresh produce! But, Feeding Tampa Bay is exactly why I’m “Hope-full”. Sorry, that was cheesy…But seriously, if we all work together, we can do great things! Feeding Tampa Bay needs your help! Learn more about what you can do to make a difference: http://feedingtampabay.org/you-can-help/