Tampa Bay, FL (8/6/18) – Feeding Tampa Bay is joining Kiolbassa Smoked Meats to fight hunger in the Tampa Bay area through Kiolbassa’s new Pound for Pound initiative. During the week of August 5-11, Kiolbassa will match each pound of product sold In Tampa area Publix stores with an equal donation of Kiolbassa product to Feeding Tampa Bay.
“Feeding Tampa Bay is the number one recycler of food in the Tampa Bay area,” said Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding Tampa Bay. “Our local community partners help us provide nutritious meals to people across our 10 county reach and we are excited to see how many more meals we can provide with Kiolbassa’s generous matching program this week.”
Kiolbassa is a family owned company founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1949. Since its inception, the company has made supporting the local community a priority. Through Pound for Pound, Kiolbassa hopes to make a wider impact in the fight against hunger. Food banks often struggle with obtaining premium protein. This is where the Kiolbassa team feels it can step in to help address this critical need.
“By partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay, we are hoping to provide families in need with delicious, high quality protein.” says Michael Kiolbassa, President of Kiolbassa Smoked Meats. “Our company exists to enrich the lives of others by reintroducing people to authentic smoked meats. Whether bought at a grocery store or donated through a food bank, we hope our products are able to make folks’ lives just a little happier.”
A list of Tampa-area Publix stores where this initiative will be available can be found on the Feeding Tampa Bay website.
About Kiolbassa Smoked Meats
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Kiolbassa Smoked Meats is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, where it was founded in 1949. -Kiolbassa produces hand-crafted, smoked sausage, bacon and chorizo using the finest cuts of meat. Their mission is to enrich the lives of others by reintroducing the nation to premium, authentic smoked meats made the old-fashioned way. Kiolbassa Smoked Meats distributes their products to select grocery retailers and club stores in 48 states across the U.S.
About Feeding Tampa Bay
Founded in 1982, Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community, serving a food-insecure population of more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area. Feeding Tampa Bay recovers surplus food donations from local growers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and organized community food drives and distributes it to those in need through a partnership network of more than 550 faith-based and other incorporated nonprofit hunger relief organizations. Over the past five years, Feeding Tampa Bay supplied more than 100 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 3 million meals every month to those who would otherwise go hungry. FeedingTampaBay.org