As we make great progress in our Million Meals in May campaign (info at www.Rotary6890.org), many people have asked how they can volunteer or find food for people in need.

To volunteer or to find food for someone in need, go to www.feedingtampabay.org and click on “Volunteer” or “Find Food”.

Once you click on “Volunteer” scroll down to where it says “Join our Emergency Response Volunteer Team” within a purple box and click on that. On the next page I find it easiest to use the Search function and then put in your city and the opportunities and dates come up right away for those locations closest to you. There are also weekday opportunities to pack meals at the central warehouse in Tampa.

Once you click on “Fine Food” scroll down to the categories and you will see Mobile Pantries and View Schedule. There are pantries in each of our 4 counties. They show you a monthly calendar but if you go to the “View As” box above it on the right and change it to a List view it will be easier for you to scroll through and find pantries in your area. There are quite a lot of pantries in Hillsborough and Polk counties, and pantries in both Highlands and Hardee counties. Please remember that they also supply most food banks and churches that give out food, many of which have been closed recently and are starting to reopen.

Please note that on the “Find Food” page they also help with homebound people, provide resources for seniors, provide breakfast for children (Hillsborough), and more.

If you want to donate please use our special Rotary District 6890 page, which is: https://donate.feedingtampabay.org/event/rotary-district-6890/e285243

 

Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Pantries (Partial list in June and July):

POLK | Inspiration Ministries

May 12, 26, June 9, 23 and July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

2150 E Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803

POLK | Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine

May 12, 26, June 9, 23rd and July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

600 W Peachtree St., Lakeland, FL 33815 | Hosted by LVIM, Sponsored by United Way

POLK | Trinity Worship Center Intl Ministries

May 13, 27, June 10 and July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

2795 N 10th St, Haines City, FL 33844 | Hosted by Mulberry Community Service Center

POLK | American Legion Post 23

May 14, 28, June 11, 25, July 9 and 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

825 N Charleston Ave, Ft. Meade, FL 33841 | Hosted by HELP of Ft. Meade, Sponsored by United Way

POLK | Church Service Center

May 14, 28, June 11, 25, July 9 and 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

495 E Summerlin St, Bartow, FL 33830 | Hosted by Church Service Center, Sponsored by United Way

POLK | Mulberry Community Service Center

May 15, June 5 and 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

1392 N Church Ave, Mulberry, FL 33860 | Hosted by Community Service Center

POLK | Jewett School of the Arts

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

2250 8th St NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881 | Sponsored by Junior League of Winter Haven

POLK | Central Assembly of God

May 16, June 6, 20, July 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

601 Lemon St, Auburndale, FL 33823 | Hosted by Central Assembly of God

POLK | Frostproof Care Center

May 20, June 3 and 17, July 1 and 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

17 Scenic Highway S, Frostproof, FL 33843 | Hosted by Frostproof

POLK | House of Refuge

May 20, June 3 and 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

640 Burns Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853 | Hosted by House of Refuge

POLK | CFHC Lake Wales

May 21, June 4 and 18, July 2 and 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

305 W Central Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853 | Hosted by CFHC

POLK | First Missionary Baptist Church

May 22, June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

200 Ave R NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 | Hosted by CFHC, Sponsored by United Way

POLK | Polk City First Baptist Church

May 23, June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

212 Hamolia Ave, Polk City, FL 33868 | Hosted by First Baptist Church

POLK | Donald Bronson Community Center

May 23 and June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

124 Bronson Trail, Polk City, FL 33868 | Hosted by Donald Bronson Community Center

POLK | Lakeland Family YMCA

May 12, 19 and 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803 | Hosted by YMCA

POLK | Rhema Word of Faith International

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

3330 Skyview Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801 | Hosted by City of Refuge

NOTE: There are more events starting in June and they are adding more all the time!