Summertime = a break from school…but also a break from the free meals students receive during the school year. This summer, 1 in 4 children across the Tampa Bay area are at risk of not having enough to eat. Thankfully, our community pulled together and donated cereal and other breakfast items to make sure every child in need would have a meal to eat this summer. This year, Cereal for Summer raised over 800,000 meals – and the numbers keep rising!
We couldn’t have done this without the support of our partners and friends across the community! Thank you to our partners and all who participated.
FedEx Ground | FBC or Progress Village | Guardian ad Litem | Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office | Nature’s Food Patch | Retreat at Trinity Apartments | Sonny’s BBQ | Stower’s Elementary School | X Force Body | Best Buy | Bloomingdale AVID | Cabinets.com | The Cleaning Authority | Clearly Agile | Hillsborough County Courthouse | Hillsborough County Social Services | International Paper | Junior League of Dunedin | LEAD Tampa General Hospital | Preferred Residential Management | Tops | Union Park Charter Academy | Publix | General Mills | Pasco Sheriff’s Office | Hillsborough EDC | Adventure Marketing | AVI SPL | Girl Scouts | Tampa Bay Rays | Tampa Bay Lightning
Natural disasters can create an increased need for resources in a community. Food banks and other relief organizations work as a team to bring help and comfort to people suffering the effects of these disasters.
Feeding Tampa Bay and our Disaster Readiness team are FEMA trained and prepared to handle disaster situations. As part of the Hillsborough County EOC, we work directly with local emergency management operations to provide food, water, and hygiene items during crisis situations. If Tampa Bay faces a disaster, such as flooding from a hurricane or tropical storm, Feeding Tampa Bay will have the resources and communication plan in place to concentrate on helping victims of the storm across the 10 counties we serve.
Make sure to check our website and social media pages to stay up-to-date during- and post-crisis.
Make sure you’re prepared
Although weather patterns are ever-changing, it is important to be prepared for any impact of hurricanes threatening Florida. Stock up on shelf-stable food and water to be ready to weather any storm and download the Bytes to Bites app on your smartphone to find food distributions following a devastation.
Here are some tips to make sure plans are in place in case a storm hits: