Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thanks to our readers, we collected more than double our target.
Back in April, we asked Patch readers throughout the Tampa Bay area to assist us in collecting food to help feed families in need this summer. Our goal was humble. We wanted to collect 2,000 pounds of nonperishable goods from the 19 communities we serve in the Bay area combined. We should have known better than set such a conservative goal. After all, our readers and business partners are awesome! So awesome, in fact, that we crushed that goal of 2,000 pounds. When all was said and done and the last cans were picked up the first week of June, our final weigh-in brought us to just under 5,000 pounds collected. We more than doubled what we’d hoped for! In the northwest Hillsborough and Pasco county areas alone, we collected more than 1,700 …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The food will go to Feeding America Tampa Bay to fight summertime hunger.
Monday, June 4, 2012
From Sweetbay Supermarket: The start of summer vacation means many children will go without the regular meals they received at school. To fight summertime hunger, Sweetbay Supermarket stores will collect jars of peanut butter and jelly through June 10 to feed children in need. The number of jars donated at any Sweetbay store will be delivered to local food pantries that serve summer children’s programs, social service organizations and homeless shelters. “Peanut butter is a shelf staple and a good source of protein,” explained Carolyn Riggins, Child Nutrition Programs manager of Feeding America Tampa Bay. “One jar goes a long way. We’re pleased that Sweetbay has recognized the increased need for food during the summer.” More than 28 …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
We're out to collect a ton of food for Feeding America Tampa Bay and we need your help!
The Patch Give-A-Ton Food Drive is winding down, but it's not over yet! Earlier this week, the Lucky Dill Deli in Palm Harbor generously donated 936 pounds to the 19-community effort. Thanks to that amazing haul, we're well over our goal of collecting a ton of food to help the hungry this summer. That, however, doesn't mean we we're stopping. Rather than call it a day, we've been inspired to keep going, stronger than ever. The Temple Terrace Patch food drive continues through next May 31. Between now and then, we'd like to collect as much nonperishable food as we can to help Feeding America Tampa Bay keep meals on the table for the people it serves. According to Debbi McCarthy, director of development at Feeding America Tampa Bay, the …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Patch RV was in Temple Terrace Monday to gather food for Feeding America Tampa Bay.
Jim and Jo Ann Sanderson dropped off bags of food. Bantayhu Atkelet wore a fresh Patch T-shirt as he sipped his coffee. Patch readers stopped in to say hi, and others who had never heard of Patch were introduced to the site and our Give-A-Ton Food Drive. We had a great time Monday at Café Kili, where we parked our giant Patch RV for a few hours while we handed out freebies inside the coffee shop. The mission: gather a ton of food for Feeding America Tampa Bay and raise awareness about Patch. This month, the Patch RV is rolling through the 19 Tampa Bay towns we cover, stopping to gather food from our business partner locations. In Temple Terrace, we’ve partnered with five businesses where you can drop off nonperishable food through May 31. …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Look out, Temple Terrace! The giant green machine has arrived.
It’s here. The giant Patch RV—31 feet long and 8 feet wide—has been rolling through the 19 Tampa Bay towns we cover on a mission to gather a ton of food for Feeding America Tampa Bay while raising awareness about Patch. It’s in Temple Terrace today (May 14), and will be at Café Kili from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. We’re ready to have some fun! Come spend your lunch break with Patch, meeting our staff, grabbing freebies, donating cans of food, and maybe even getting your picture on the Patch Give-A-Ton Food Drive Facebook page. If you’re a business owner, you can learn how to claim your listing and gain insights on how to enhance your online presence on and off Patch. Afterward, we’ll be heading to our other Give-A-Ton Food Drive partners: Animal…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The giant green machine will be traveling through town May 14 and making a special stop at Café Kili.
It’s big, it’s green and it’ll be in town Monday (May 14). The giant Patch RV—31 feet long and 8 feet wide—has been lumbering its way through the 19 Tampa Bay towns we cover on a mission to gather a ton of food for Feeding America Tampa Bay while raising awareness about Patch. On Monday, Patch staff will stop by the businesses in Temple Terrace that have partnered with us for the Patch Give-A-Ton Food Drive. We’re also setting up at Café Kili from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to introduce new readers to Patch, give out freebies and collect cans of food for the drive. Stop by, meet an editor and take part in some of our sweet Patch giveaways! Business owners can also learn how to claim their listings and gain insights on how to enhance their online…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Find out how you can help Feeding America Tampa Bay in its battle against hunger.
The Patch Give-A-Ton Food Drive is entering its third week and it’s going great thanks to you Temple Terrace! If you’re not on board yet, it’s easy to get involved. Just stop by one of our business partners and drop off your donation. Here are the locations that are accepting items for the drive: There are only two ground rules for drive: no glass and no perishables. Here are some of Feeding America Tampa Bay's most needed items: If you’d like, you can also donate to the drive right on Feeding America’s website. Be sure to follow the drive’s progress on Facebook. And thank you Temple Terrace for all your support!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Here’s a list of businesses and organizations in Temple Terrace who are helping Patch and Feeding America Tampa Bay take a bit out of hunger.
Patch is teaming up with Feeding America Tampa Bay and local businesses and organizations for a food drive to benefit our friends and neighbors throughout the region who struggle with hunger. Our Give-A-Ton Food Drive is happening now in Temple Terrace and 18 of our neighboring Patch towns around Tampa Bay. Want to help? Here's a list of our local partners who are participating in the food drive and are now accepting your donations of non-perishable food items: Stop in at one of these local businesses today, or make a financial contribution to the drive directly on Feeding America Tampa Bay’s website. Just go to the donation page and look for the Give-A-Ton Food Drive option. Thank you for helping those in need!
Monday, April 9, 2012
We’re kicking off a 19-community food drive to benefit our friends and neighbors throughout Tampa Bay and Temple Terrace Patch needs your help!
Nearly 20 percent of Tampa Bay area residents go to bed wondering where their next meal will come from. Some 30 percent of children struggle with hunger. Those figures come from Feeding America Tampa Bay, which is a regional food bank that supplies more than 700 agencies throughout West Central Florida with the food their clients need to survive. According to Debbi McCarthy, director of development for Feeding America Tampa Bay, the agency serves a poverty population of some 700,000 people. “Florida is ranked fourth in the nation for family hunger in households containing at least one child,” McCarthy said. “In the past 12 months, the food bank supplied more than 2 million pounds of food to its 10-county service area – enough to provide …