This is the most challenging holiday season ever for Metropolitan Ministries. Due to layoffs and furloughs from the pandemic, as many as 30,000 more families will seek assistance with food and toys for their children. To help that growing need, FOX 13 and Metropolitan Ministries are once again teaming up for $13 for 13.
Metropolitan Ministries has reopened their holiday tent. This year, the demand for held is at a high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the non-profit is seeking donations and volunteers to meet that demand.
Fighting cancer during a pandemic is not easy but this is not Ilyasha Hood’s first fight.
The popular Tampa Bay Food Fight event is going virtual this year.
Registered nurse Denise Hickey has brought hope and strength to her patients for more than 30 years at Tampa General Hospital, but when the nurse became the patient, care took on a new meaning.
For longtime Seminole Hard Rock employee Sharon Focht, good fortune doesn't come from a slot machine.
John Wiseman of JP Wiseman Construction and his wife, Jenny, have played a big role in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in Sarasota and Manatee counties as sponsors and participants.
Making Strides is going virtual for 2020. This year, striders are encouraged to ‘walk your way.’
It’s officially fall, which means the holidays aren’t too far ahead, and we all know it’s been a tough year for so many.
It's a different kind of school year for Mort Elementary kindergarten teacher, Muna Salah, as she packs supplies for her students in individual bags.
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.
School is about to start but some students don't have the supplies they need. Bay Area malls are coming together to collect those school items for students.
The American Cancer Society is going virtual for this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events.
Whether it's in the classroom or E-learning at home, students and teachers face huge challenges when they head back to school.
More and more people need help feeding their families in the wake of massive furloughs and layoffs due to COVID-19.
You can still help the March of Dimes March for Babies while social distancing.
Metropolitan Ministries needs your help to provide for thousands of struggling families this holiday season.
This season, we're focusing on a wide variety of Tampa Bay area charities that make a difference in our community. Here's where you can learn more about each charity and how you can help.
Picking up a few extra gifts on Black Friday or Cyber Monday could help thousands of Tampa Bay area families struggling this holiday season. Here's how.
Metropolitan Ministries is serving 1,500 pounds of turkey, 3,700 pounds of stuffing, veggies and mashed potatoes, 80 gallons of gravy and 1,000 pies. Dozens of volunteers arrived before the sun rose to help, including NFL vet and WWE star Titus O’Neil.