At the age of 19, Anthony battled a toxic relationship with those around him which resulted in incarceration. With a lengthy sentence in front of him, Anthony was determined to correct his behavior and turn his life around for good. While incarcerated, he met an inspiring career coach that connected him to the Feeding Tampa Bay FRESHforce program. A program aimed to provide workforce development and on-the-job training to individuals with barriers to employment. Due to his great determination, Anthony’s sentence was shortened, and soon after he was declared a free citizen. With a new perspective on life, he decided to join the CDL workforce program with Feeding Tampa Bay. In just 10 short weeks, Anthony graduated with his license and is now proud to be a part of the Feeding Tampa Bay team. Anthony is passionate about his new career as a driver, bringing food to food-insecure individuals in our community. “This is my dream job”- Anthony.

Anthony’s testimonial exemplifies what the FRESHforce program is designed to do: empower neighbors with the knowledge and skills they need to obtain stable employment. Feeding Tampa Bay’s FRESHforce program has allowed graduates like Anthony to find their dream job - and you can too! Learn more about FRESHforce and apply today.