Metropolitan Ministries now accepting holiday donations

- Metropolitan Ministries assists thousands of families every holiday season, and this year there may be an uptick due to those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Many are starting over.

Evacuees from Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria are also seeking help this year.

"Families that are here from Puerto Rico have nothing with them," said Metropolitan Ministries' director of outreach and prevention services, James Dunbar.  "We're working with them in a special way to be able to serve them."

Metropolitan Ministries is planning to provide for at least 18,000 and they could use help for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The non-profit will begin accepting Thanksgiving food donations at their white holiday tent, on 905 North Governor Street in Tampa starting Monday, November 6.

It's tucked in just west of the North Nebraska Avenue and East Cass Street intersection.

There are other drop off locations in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties:

HILLSBOROUGH LOCATIONS: 

Holiday Tent
905 North Governor Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Drop-off times: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 6:30pm
Saturdays, 8am - 6:30pm
Sundays, 12pm - 6:30pm

St. James United Methodist Church
16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647

Drop-off times: 
Monday - Sunday, 10am - 3pm

 

PASCO LOCATIONS: 

Metropolitan Ministries Pasco
3214 US Highway 19 North
Holiday, FL 34691

Keystone Community Church
21010 State Road 54h
Lutz, FL 33558

Trinity Presbyterian
4651 Little Rd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655

Drop-off times: 
Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm
Saturdays, 10am - 3pm
Sundays, 12pm - 3pm 
Through November 22nd; closed 23th, 24th, 25th and resume November 26th through December 24th. 

 

PINELLAS LOCATIONS: 

Positive Impact Church
2750 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL, 33711
Please call for dates and times

Taking it to the Street Ministries
7320 47th St.,
N. Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Drop-off times:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm

For a list of donation needs, locations, times or to find out how to volunteer for the holidays go to: http://www.metromin.org/holiday-central

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