TAMPA, Fla. - Local non-profit Metropolitan Ministries needs to fill nearly 200 empty volunteer spots. According to the organization, for the first time, they have experienced a 60% drop in volunteers during the pandemic. They said they have seen a surge in need from local families.
The agency has sent out nearly 40,000 emergency food boxes to families in need since the outbreak started -- that's about 1,500 per week.
Metropolitan Ministries also cooks 3,000 hot grab-and-go meals per day.
They said volunteers are urgently needed to fill 178 open shifts.
LINK: To learn more about how you can volunteer or donate, click over to their website.