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Stick a Fork in It Podcast

Stick a Fork in It

The official podcast of Feeding Tampa Bay. We talk food and philanthropy with some of the biggest names in Central Florida, and provide a firsthand look at the process of making sure our neighbors are fed, happy and healthy.

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Stick a Fork In It, With Matt, Shannon, and Ev
August 10, 2022 | 13:11

Packing the Pantries with Nino DeLucia of Vigo & Alessi

No doubt you probably have some Vigo & Alessi food products in your own pantry right now. Well they’re celebrating 75 years of being based in Tampa by teaming up […]

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July 27, 2022 | 14:57

Crowning Epic Chefs with Shawn Routten of the Epicurean Hotel

2022 marks the SEVENTH year of our much-loved Epic Chef competition, where the top chefs in Tampa Bay face off in a contest of culinary creativity. Guests watch in person […]

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July 13, 2022 |

Giving Through Gourmet with Chef Daniel Graves of Trinity Cafe

Trinity Cafe promises to feed all who need food, rain or shine, pandemic or peace, 365 days a year. And the meals are so much more than just basic sustenance. […]

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June 29, 2022 | 49:49

Preparing for the New Daddy Experience with Jake Edling

Becoming a parent for the first time is scary, and can be overwhelming. That’s why Jake Edling, father of seven and acclaimed dad-expert, wrote “The New Daddy Experience” — a […]

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June 19, 2022 | 62:00

The Father's of Feeding Tampa Bay

On this special Father’s Day edition of Stick a Fork in It, we welcome a few of the food bank’s new and long-time fathers to share stories of the work, […]

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June 1, 2022 | 26:02

Feeding Hungry Pets with Melissa Pratt of PetSmart Charities

We all love our furry friends, and the last thing we want is to see them going hungry when we fall on hard times. That’s why PetSmart Charities decided to […]

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May 4, 2022 | 53:51

The Well Builds Bikes That Move People Forward ft Jon Dengler of WellBuilt Bikes

Recorded on location at the WellBuilt Bikes shop in the University Mall, we talk philanthropy and philosophy with grassroots community organizer, Jon Dengler. He shares how a single conversation with […]

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April 20, 2022 | 26:43

Creating a Hub for Humanity with Mary Brown of Gulfside Elementary

What if your child could get a dental check-up without having to leave school? And if your elderly neighbor could get food for free when their money is tight? And […]

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April 6, 2022 | 14:28

Cereal for Summer Kicks Off with Kathryn Bursch from 10 Tampa Bay

It’s become a tradition over the past 7 years for us to collect thousands of cereal boxes during the summer, to help feed children who normally depend on their schools […]

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March 28, 2022 | 45:17

From Ukraine to You: Finding Peace Amidst Crisis (featuring Ian Adair) - Part 2

We return to our two-part episode featuring our friend Ian Adair from the Gracepoint Foundation, and our conversation about mental health in times of crisis. In part one we focused […]

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March 23, 2022 | 34:15

From Ukraine to You: Finding Peace Amidst Crisis (featuring Ian Adair)

What can you do when there seems to be crisis all around you? Mental health guru Ian Adair joins us once again for a conversation about coping in healthy ways […]

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March 9, 2022 | 51:16

Celebrating National Women's Month with Contemporary Fiction Author Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger has had a passion for writing stories since she was a girl, and for the past 20 years has put out one new novel each year. She joins […]

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February 23, 2022 | 55:48

Learning How to Decriminalize Poverty with Sarah Couture of the Fines & Fees Justice Center

Sometimes all it takes to start the spiral into inescapable poverty is a few unpaid parking tickets. When someone is already struggling with money, small legal fines can result in […]

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February 9, 2022 | 62:00

Taste Testing Our New "Hops for Hunger" Beer at Big Storm Brewing Company

After a year of perfecting the recipe, we finally get to sit with LJ Govoni and Shannon Brooks to taste their delightful creation, “Hops for Hunger” — a collaborative project […]

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January 26, 2022 | 37:00

World Series Philanthropy with Howard Grosswirth of the New York Yankees

George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida is like a second home to New York’s own Yankees. Over the course of their 27 seasons here, some of the biggest names […]

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January 12, 2022 | 54:00

Humans of the Food Bank 2021 -Board

Behind all of the phenomenal work done every day by our food bank staff and volunteers are the members of the Feeding Tampa Bay board of directors, who guide and […]

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December 29, 2021 | 78:51

Humans of the Food Bank 2021 - Volunteer Edition

Tens of thousands of volunteers grace our programs with their presence every single year, and make our mission of ending hunger in our community possible. On today’s episode, meet 6 […]

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December 15, 2021 | 60:50

Humans of the Food Bank 2021

It’s becoming a tradition to spend our last few episodes of the year getting to know the huge-hearted people who carry our mission on their backs. Our food bank is […]

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December 1, 2021 | 62:00

Meditating on Mental Health with Ian Adair of the Gracepoint Foundation

Author, comedian, and Executive Director of the Gracepoint Foundation, Ian Adair has spent 25 years managing communications in the non-profit world. He uses humor and human connection to introduce people […]

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November 17, 2021 | 65:00

Helping Tampa Bay the United Way with Kari Goetz

Accessible housing, tax assistance, early childhood education — United Way guides people through some of the most difficult trials that life serves up, and many of us have no idea […]

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November 3, 2021 | 45:00

Making Life Suite with MaryAnn Renfrow

Raising a family and growing a business on a resort overlooking the sandy shores of St. Pete Beach, MaryAnn Renfrow understands the importance of preserving the nature that guests and […]

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October 20, 2021 | 29:00

Need in the News with Gayle Guyardo of Bloom TV

One of our main goals here at Feeding Tampa Bay is to tell the stories of the people we serve each day, and we couldn’t make that happen without the […]

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October 6, 2021 | 36:00

Rays Up the Community with Brian Auld of the Tampa Bay Rays

For the past 7 years Brian Auld has been president of the Tampa Bay Rays, and during that time he has helped foster a culture of community involvement that sports […]

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September 2, 2021 | 24:00

Preparing a Positive Difference with Buck Johnson of Berkeley Prep

Math and science aren’t the only things kids should be learning in school, as today’s guest on the show will tell you. A food pantry orchestrated by neighborhood schools is […]

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August 23, 2021 | 29:00

Epic Chef Master's Edition LIVE

In a year full of change-ups we’ve altered the formula of our annual Epic Chef event to be a pack even more excitement into a shorter run of shows. If […]

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August 18, 2021 | 38:00

Contributing to the Community with Chrissy Lewis and Kathy Castor

On a special edition of Stick a Fork in It, Congresswoman Kathy Castor is interviewed by her daughter Chrissy Lewis, who just completed a multi-department internship with our organization learning […]

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August 4, 2021 | 51:00

Farm in a Box with Shannon and Maddy of Brick Street Farms

What if you could grow 3 whole acres of food in a box in your back yard? Well, Brick Street Farms has developed a way to do just that, using […]

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July 21, 2021 | 52:00

Cereal for Summer with Scott Nevitt and Katie Fenech of General Mills

General Mills is the company that produces many of your most favorite, most iconic cereals — but they’re also responsible for TONS of other beloved breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods […]

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July 14, 2021 | 65:00

USF - Dr. Eric Eisenberg, Dean of USF College of Arts & Sciences

The University of South Florida stands with Feeding Tampa Bay not only to feed struggling youth in our community, but to understand why they’re struggling, and how best to help […]

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June 28, 2021 | 55:00

Building Better with Rob Rozmeski

It may take a village to raise a barn, but Rob Rozmeski, founder of construction contracting outfit the Zackary Group, did much more than that with far fewer people. Rob […]

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June 9, 2021 | 48:00

Making Ends Meat with Kevin Ordway

You may know Tyson as “the chicken company” but they provide much more than just delicious wings and nuggets to your local grocery store — they also provide thousands of […]

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May 26, 2021 | 68:00

Language of Love with Jaclyn Boland

The people we serve come from all walks of life, and an array of cultures. We respect how important it is to meet them in their world — providing foods […]

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May 12, 2021 | 59:00

Breakfast and Broadcasting with Miguel Fuller from Hot 101.5

Fans of the Tampa radio station Hot 101.5 have probably listened to the Miguel and Holly Show on their way to work. But for those who are out of range, […]

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May 4, 2021 | 48:00

Making Big Changes with Big E

Tampa Bay experienced another first this year with Wrestlemania37! WWE Superstar Big E made an impressive, surprise entrance rocking our brand from head to toe! On this episode we find […]

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April 21, 2021 | 53:00

The Ultimate Volunteer with Peter Masone

Few people understand the importance of showing up as well as players on a sports team. And Peter Masone, General Manager of the Tampa Bay Cannons, has been showing up […]

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April 4, 2021 | 42:00

Centuries of Service with Matt Mitchell of the YMCA

YMCA’s across the nation serve as community hubs where members can exercise, learn new skills, gather with fellow members of their faith, swim, dance, and more. And as CEO of […]

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March 28, 2021 | 54:00

Speaking the Language with Monica Wilson

It may come as a surprise to many that food banks exist in some of the more affluent areas around Tampa, let alone that residents actually visit it. But the […]

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March 14, 2021 | 91:00

Spirits and Sanitizer at the St. Pete Distillery

The Covid pandemic has created lots of unlikely allies, like a food bank and an alcohol distillery, for example. When the city’s hand-sanitizer supply dried up, the savvy engineers at […]

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February 28, 2021 | 57:00

Making Men of Vision with Ross Anderson

For the past 16 years Ross Anderson has been raising the young men of Tampa Bay out of difficult circumstances and into leaders, thinkers, and achievers. His Men of Vision […]

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February 17, 2021 | 78:00

For the Love of Tampa Bay with Thaddeus Bullard (AKA Titus O'Neil)

A truly great man in both character and physical stature, local wrestling celebrity Thaddeus Bullard joins us on the show to talk hometown philanthropy. Not only has he established a […]

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February 3, 2021 | 34:00

The Superbowl Special with Ashley Ehrman Wickham

We did it, Tampa! The Bucs are going to the Superbowl, and we’re taking the opportunity to share some behind-the-scenes info about all of the phenomenal work the NFL is […]

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January 31, 2021 | 53:00

Homes and Hope with Mike Sutton

Through a new partnership with our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, we’re helping to give our neighbors two of the most basic needs on Earth – food and shelter. Our […]

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January 18, 2021 | 97:00

Humans of the Food Bank Part 3

On this final (for now) episode of “Humans of the Food Bank” we learn all about our annual tradition of naming one employee as Food Banker of the Year. We […]

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January 3, 2021 | 80:00

Humans of Feeding Tampa Bay Part 2

The crew returns to share the stories of more of our incredible fellow food bankers — from frontline warriors to behind the scenes miracle makers, the humans of FTB are […]

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December 21, 2020 | 80:00

Humans of Feeding Tampa Bay

A food banker can look like anyone, come from anywhere. But no matter the difference in our age, nationality, or job status, we are all connected by our intense drive […]

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December 6, 2020 | 66:00

Substantial Storytelling with Colleen Chappell

Fighting through poverty, cancer, and the loss of a dear friend, Colleen Chappell (co-founder of the ChappellRoberts Branding & Advertising Agency) has maintained her fiery spirit, and worked her way […]

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November 22, 2020 | 58:00

Feeding Florida with Robin Safley

Feeding Tampa Bay is just one small part of a vast network of food banks feeding struggling American families. And we couldn’t do it without the help of people like […]

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November 7, 2020 | 69:00

Food Pharmacies with Darcy Klempner

Imagine if instead of shaming you for your diet, your doctor sent you home with bags of delicious, healthy food. Well that’s the reality at Tampa Family Health Centers, where […]

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October 24, 2020 | 57:00

Happiness for Humans with Keri Higgins Bigelow

Keri is an entrepreneur with a heart of gold, who for the past 11 years has been helping companies around Tampa Bay create an environment that their employees can feel […]

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October 10, 2020 | 68:00

Faith & Feeding with Jeff Darrey

Some people find a mission in life, and rather than waiting until everything falls into place, they start placing everything that’s needed on their own. For years our guest and […]

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September 26, 2020 | 3:00

Season 2 Promo

As Summer becomes Fall, we’re also moving into a new season on Stick A Fork In It! We’re thrilled with the repertoire of exciting guests we’ve had on the show […]

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September 12, 2020 | 48:00

Healthy Helpings with Rick Bennett

We’re so lucky to have amazing partners like Florida Blue, with wonderful folks like Rick Bennett who sit on our board. Rick joins us on this episode to discuss the […]

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August 29, 2020 | 61:00

Park, Walk and Talk with Chief Dan Slaughter

On this week’s episode we welcome Chief Dan Slaughter of the Clearwater Police Department to the warehouse. We talk about all the ways that law enforcement helps us run our […]

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August 16, 2020 | 37:48

Power Couple 101 with Marie & Tim Everitt

What is a power couple? One that changes the lives of millions of people side by side with Feeding Tampa Bay. On today’s episode we introduce you to board member […]

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August 2, 2020 | 65:17

On the Front Lines with Keri Eisenbeis

The unsung heroes amidst the pandemic are our healthcare workers, many behind the scenes. Joining us is VP of Government and Community Relations for BayCare, Keri Eisenbeis, discussing Covid from […]

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July 19, 2020 | 61:56

Weather-Geeking with Denis Phillips

Let’s start with Rule #7 because it’s that time of year and EVERYbody’s favorite meteorologist, Denis Phillips is here to talk hurricane season. With the country still struggling under the […]

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June 28, 2020 | 73:23

Pandemics and Protests with J.J. Burton

One of our local faves and we know yours too, JJ Burton of ABC Action News joins us safely via Zoom to discuss reporting in a time of pandemic and […]

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June 14, 2020 | 45:09

Helping hARTs with Senator Jeff Brandes

With Florida Senator Jeff Brandes philanthropy is a family affair. Not only has he brought his kids to volunteer at our Pinellas mega pantry over the few past months but […]

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May 31, 2020 | 51:28

Publix - Brian West

Can somebody explain where all the TP went? We have the guy. Brian West and Publix has been an avid supporter of Feeding Tampa Bay and the food banks in […]

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May 24, 2020 | 12:12

Matt & Shannon - End of May Check-In

After a short break we are back with our hosts Matt Spence and Shannon Hannon-Oliviero, filling you in on the exciting news and updates coming out of Feeding Tampa Bay. […]

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April 28, 2020 | 58:43

ABC Action News - Sean Daly

If you don’t know Sean Daly, where have you been? Listen in and enjoy the lovefest because we’re not sure who appreciates who more. You’ll shed a tear or two, […]

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April 21, 2020 | 41:39

Team Rubicon - Chris Brewer

Founded by military veterans, Team Rubicon began working in disaster relief in 2010, and has been growing as an elite response team ever since. In the wake of the Covid-19 […]

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April 14, 2020 | 56:20

Hillsborough County School Board - Cindy Stuart

Cindy Stuart, the HCSB Member for District 3, fills us in on how students and families are handling the new virtual schooling program, and how schools are continuing to feed […]

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April 4, 2020 | 40:39

Rays & Rowdies - Jenn Tran

In this time of crisis sports teams are on the bench but they are knocking it out of the park to help the community! We are thrilled to introduce you […]

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March 31, 2020 | 11:13

Guest Check-In - Chef Rachel Bennett

Life has changed for all of us, especially those working in the hospitality industry. One hard working and innovative thought leader came to mind, our friend Chef Rachel Bennett of […]

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March 21, 2020 | 34:24

Coronavirus PSA - Help During Hard Times (ft. Thomas Mantz)

Crisis has hit Tampa Bay, our country and world. On this special edition our President and CEO, Thomas Mantz, joins us to explain how we’re continuing to serve our community. […]

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March 9, 2020 | 49:48

Time, Talent & Treasure with Roberto Torres

Watching someone succeed is inspiring and motivating for many, and Roberto Torres is the man to watch in Tampa Bay. An entrepreneur with a passion for giving his time, talent […]

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March 9, 2020 | 1:16:38

In the Margins with Ernest Hooper

Ernest Hooper, formerly a reporter and columnist for the Tampa Bay Times for 27 years, now sits at the communications helm for the American Cancer Society. “Hoop” is a name […]

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March 9, 2020 | 44:14

Food & Fitness with Chef Rachel Bennett)

At just 30 years old Chef Rachel Bennett has already held the position of Executive Chef at multiple high-end restaurants here in Tampa Bay, and received a coveted nomination for […]

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March 9, 2020 | 44:44

Flavor & Philanthropy with Ian Beckles

The true “Flavor of Tampa Bay” radio host, deejay, social influencer, father of three and expert foodie, Ian Beckles began making our area his home by playing 7 seasons with […]

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March 9, 2020 | 11:15

It Begins - Intro

Stick A Fork In It is a show about the incredible work being done in Tampa Bay and its surrounding counties to help residents who struggle with food and financial […]

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