On March 10th, the Tampa Bay Lightning and The Mosaic Company announced the extension of the ‘Goals for Food'” program through the 2016-17 season, including the playoffs. The Goals for Food program benefits Feeding Tampa Bay and other local food bank partners. The program links the success of the Lightning to feeding food insecure families across the Tampa Bay region, where approximately 700,000 people, including 250,000 children, are not sure from where their next meal will come. Since the program’s introduction in 2013, Mosaic has donated more than $230,000 to hunger relief.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Feeding Tampa Bay warehouse with representatives from the Lightning, Mosaic and local hunger-relief organizations. Mosaic donates $500 for every goal and $5,000 for every hat trick scored at home games by the Lightning to Feeding Tampa Bay and other regional food bank partners.
During the press conference the Lightning and Mosaic also unveiled a new Goals for Food PSA featuring Bolts forward Alex Killorn. Following the press conference, Killorn, Lightning and Mosaic employees, as well as representatives from the University of South Florida, participated in a volunteer event in which they sorted and distributed food at Feeding Tampa Bay.