Nourish Our Youth

In the Tampa Bay area, 250,000 children go hungry every day. Although some of these children receive meals at school, they may not have access to food after school, on weekends, or on breaks. The Nourish Our Youth event recognized our partners dedicated to fighting child hunger this past year. These partners help Feeding Tampa Bay expand its reach to food insecure youth through programs like the backpack program, school pantries, and summer meal programs, to name a few.

Here’s how these programs impacted our community:

Backpack Program
Sites: 29 | Children Served: 3,626 | Total Backpacks Distributed: 45,000

School Pantries
Sites: 5 | Families Served: 2,217 | Total Meals Distributed: 97,500

Summer Meals Program
Sites: 4 | Children Served: 56 | Total Meals Distributed: 900

Cereal for Summer Food Drive
Sites: 1 | Children Served: 150 | Total Meals Distributed: 3,500

Mobile Pantries
Mobile Pantries: 87 | Children in Households: 24,804 | Total Meals Distributed: 632,410

After School Meals Program
First full month (October 2017) served over 7,000 meals to children in need

If you would like to get involved with one of these programs and help children in need, please contact Clarissa Rain at or
813.254.1190 x 216.