The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay today announced the awarding of $30,000 from its Community Impact Fund to four local food providers. The grants of $7,500 each are specifically intended to provide food for the needy during this holiday season. This is the third consecutive year such funding has been provided by the Foundation.
Recipients of these grants are Feeding America Tampa Bay, Meals on Wheels of Tampa, Metropolitan Ministries, and Trinity Café.
Together, these four agencies feed thousands of meals to the needy during this holiday season while working within tight budgetary restrictions. Trinity Café Program Director Cindy Davis appreciates the additional funding to provide not only more meals, but a holiday dinner as well. “Food costs have gone up quite a bit,” she explains. “Chef Alfred wasn’t sure how ‘special’ he would be able to make the meals. This is a Godsend – we are most grateful! He will use it wisely and put out a special holiday meal at the same time! Thank you so very much!”
“We are so grateful to our Foundation donors who make these grants possible,” said Community Foundation President and CEO Marlene Spalten. “By giving to the Community Impact Fund, they ensure we can continue to support these much needed programs and help our Tampa Bay community.”
About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay was established in 1990 to build a better community through creative philanthropy, vision, and leadership. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which administers funds established by individuals, corporations, private foundations and nonprofit organizations to support the charitable needs of the Tampa Bay area.
The work of the Foundation is enhanced through its divisions in Greater Sun City Center, Pasco County, Greater St. Petersburg, and Hernando County. Under the leadership of President and CEO Marlene Spalten, the Foundation currently administers approximately $151 million in assets, placing it in the top 100 of more than 700 community foundations nationwide.