Our COVID-19 Response

Now more than ever, Feeding Tampa Bay is dedicated to ensuring our community has access to meals. Find available resources and see how you can help.

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Because no one
should go hungry.

Feeding Tampa Bay’s Young Professionals Initiative

Who we are.
Cultivate is a group of emerging leaders that are dedicated to making a difference through action, awareness and advocacy to support Feeding Tampa Bay’s mission.

What we do.
Our members support Feeding Tampa Bay directly by volunteering time, talent and a rising voice. We advocate for Feeding Tampa Bay’s role in ensuring nobody goes hungry and shortening the line outside food banks across our communities.

We offer quarterly events in partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay, plus networking opportunities and pop up events every six weeks. We have a selection of ways to get involved, including financially, by word-of-mouth, by social media sharing and by direct assistance with job preparation, resume building, financial consulting and more.

Our goal is to make a difference in our communities, one person at a time. Cultivate aims to fully engage and inspire the next generation of committed leaders who champion on Feeding Tampa Bay’s behalf.

Membership engagement

Join the drive to fight hunger. One of the simplest ways you can contribute to Feeding Tampa Bay is to enlist in a food drive, either traditional or virtual.

Traditional Food Drive

We’ll provide all the tools to help you increase food supplies for our community’s hungry. Click the button below for tips, ideas and the necessary forms and materials to run a successful, stress-free event.


Social media, business and personal networks


Mobile pantries, warehouse events, reviewing resumes


Quarterly events, networking nights (every six weeks), exclusive VIP opportunities with participating Board & Development Committee members


Staying informed via email, Facebook group, personal network, etc.


Food, funds and business clothes

Cultivate and Feeding Tampa Bay will partner for events each quarter such as Fork Fight, Epic Chef and Hunger Dinner, where members will receive reduced costs on tickets. Cultivate members are also invited to VIP receptions before each event, complete with positive networking opportunities among Feeding Tampa Bay Board Members and community leaders.

In addition to these quarterly events, Cultivate will also hold pop-up events and networking socials every six weeks.

Full event schedule – TBD

How to get involved

We ask participants to give either a $6/month or $72/year donation to Feeding Tampa Bay in order to obtain a Cultivate membership.

Because of Feeding Tampa Bay’s efficient operations model, this amount is able to feed one person for an entire year. So as a member of Cultivate, you will able to help end hunger firsthand through this donation.

Corporate sponsorships are always welcomed and encouraged. If you have a young professional in your office who you would like to nominate for a Cultivate membership, please email jpeters@feedingtampabay.org with your organization’s name, your nominee’s name and contact information.

Cultivate your leadership and community involvement – join our mission alongside Feeding Tampa Bay.

Feeding healthier futures starts today.