Tampa Bay Harvest
Our volunteers pick up food items from local organizations to more than 200 local area charities who, in turn, feed the hungry.
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Over 250 TBH volunteers pick up leftover, sale dated and quality excess food items from local supermarkets, restaurants, as well as other food related businesses, delivering the rescued food to one of the more than 100 local area charities served by TBH who, in turn, feed the hungry. In addition, we now operate a ‘free’ grocery store in Tampa serving our community citizens directly.
Since being formed in 1989 TBH volunteers have delivered over 60,000,000 pounds of food to the local charities that serve the needy citizens of our community. We provide high-quality food that restaurants, grocery stores, food distributers and caterers would have otherwise gone to waste.
By rescuing this food and using the same to feed the needy of the Tampa Bay area, TBH volunteers enable local charities to expand their services despite already stretched budgets. Applying a conservative value of $1.50 per pound to the donated food means that since 1989 TBH volunteers have enabled local charities to use approximately $81,000,000 for other services. Services such as continuing education, job training, day care and medical care, rather than using these funds to feed their agencies clientele.