Feeding Tampa Bay is excited to announce a new partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and the Tampa Bay Lightning to Freeze Hunger. We collectively believe that every person has the right to a meal and we are committed to making sure those in need have access to quality food. The Freeze Hunger campaign kicked off on February 21, with Hunger Night at the Lightning v. Oilers game.
Hunger Night brought awareness to the issue of food insecurity by informing people of the enormity of the issue – the number of hungry individuals in our community could fill the Amalie Arena 34 times! At the event, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and the Tampa Bay Lightning also presented Feeding Tampa Bay with a $5,000 donation which will create 50,000 meals for our hungry neighbors. To be a part of the mission and help us freeze hunger, visit freezehunger.org.
After volunteering at a community food bank in Atlanta, Kendall Robinson learned the struggles some face with both food and hygiene. One man shared his story with her, saying that he had to make one roll of toilet paper last an entire month. Touched by his story, she created Love Rolls Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and distributing toilet paper to the homeless or those in need. Toilet paper is not a commonly donated item at food banks, and one that is always in demand. In just two short years, Kendall has managed to distribute over 70,000 rolls of toilet paper to the community.
This year, Feeding Tampa Bay was honored to be a part of Kendall’s distribution effort in Tampa. She raised over 8,000 rolls of toilet paper for this event. She donated 5,000 of these rolls to Feeding Tampa Bay to be distributed to our network of partner agencies, and an additional 3,000 rolls were distributed at the Trinity Cafe this past weekend. Feeding Tampa Bay is thankful for the donation from Love Rolls and is proud to support Kendall in her mission. Keep on rollin’!
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