ANNUAL REPORT | FY â€˜16-17
We are pleased to be reaching out to the community and sharing our annual report. We are very excited by the progress made this last year, and our report highlights the increasing impact of our work here in Tampa Bay. The challenges of food insecurity across our 10 counties is significant, and our response must be in equal measure. We are closing the second year of our strategic plan and when we ended this fiscal year, we were already in the midst of developing our next plan. Our work must always be moving forward. As we write this letter to you, we just celebrated our 35th anniversary – a milestone event for us in many ways. We’ve long been an important thread in the fabric of our community, if not often recognized for it. We celebrated the milestone on November 9th with an event at Feeding Tampa Bay among friends, colleagues and other guests. Like all missions, the consequential differences made by our organization have been because of the love and labor of many, both past and present. Over our history we’ve provided an astounding 395 million meals. In just the last five years alone we’ve provided over 150 million meals as we’ve sought to improve the health of our community. The past year saw development of several key initiatives, notably our fresh food and health focus. We set a goal of delivering more fresh produce to our families and we saw a marked increase throughout the year. We also worked hard to ensure our network of agencies could assist and so we secured assets to improve their capacity, too. In our partnership with USF, and other key community leaders, we continued our leadership work on understanding the root causes of hunger and food insecurity and the important tie between access to nutritious food and family health. It is in this work that we will achieve one of our main goals: a healthier Tampa Bay. At our anniversary celebration we welcomed in one of our founders, Mike Solomon. Mike shared some wonderful stories of our beginnings, but also reminded us why it was so important to take on the task of making sure our community had a food bank. It was affirming to hear and we carry on Mike’s legacy today here in Tampa Bay and we are ever reminded of two important ideas: first, that at the other end of every meal we provide is a person who is deserving of it. Most all of those we serve work, seek to pay their bills, and manage financial obligations that would buckle many of us. Second, we are mindful that every meal provided creates a profound difference in our community. Healthy meals lead directly to healthy neighborhoods, schools, senior centers and homes. For 35 years we’ve been here – the collective of the willing – in service to the community because no one should go hungry.
Feeding Tampa Bay changes lives one meal at a time by leading our community in the fight against hunger
Create a hunger-free Tampa Bay
700,000 Hunger effects everyday people in Tampa Bay, every day. 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 children
45% Retail Partners
1.5% Food Drives
Bimbo Bakeries C&S Wholesale Grocers Gordon Food Service RMS Foods Sam's Club Sunset Growers US Foods Winn-Dixie -- Southeastern Grocers
JGL Produce Target Thomas Produce Company
100K - 499,999 LBS
Publix Super Markets Walmart
500K - 999,999 LBS
20.5% 1 MILLION - 4,999,999 LBS
5 MILLION LBS+
CVS -- Carolina Logistics Tropicana Save-A-Lot Voyager Farms Trader Joe’s Aldi Long & Scott Farms Performance Food Group Townsend Brothers Farms McLane's Carolina Logistics Hendrix Produce Coca-Cola SunBerry Growers BJ’s Wholesale Club Flowers Baking Company Riviana Amazon
NATURE’S FOOD PATCH BEST BUSINESS
BEST GOV. ORG
CITY OF ST. PETE
60 COLLECTION SITES
BOXES OF CEREAL
545,000 MEALS TO CHILDREN
BEST FOOD SUPPLIER
BEST SMALL BUSINESS
BEST LAW ENFOREMENT
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA
NATURE’S FOOD PATCH
The Mobile Pantry Program to brings nutritious foods to designated “food deserts” -areas where quality, affordable foods are lacking. 87 mobile pantries served 20,547 households impacting 68,113 individuals
BACKBACK PROGRAM Our Backpack Program supplies school children with bags of shelf stable, nutritious foods to take home over the weekends and during school vacations when they are most vulnerable. 44,798 Backpacks went into the homes of 3,626 local children
We act as our region’s hub for hunger relief. We partner with more than 550 local charities and food pantries to distribute emergency food supplies across our 10county region.
MY MOBILE MARKET My Mobile Market (MMM) is a pop-up style market/mobile grocery store that brings
healthy foods to areas that are underserved and impacted by barriers like high food costs, mobility, transportation, and language. MMM is a collaboration between Goodwill and FTB. 107 trips into the community delivered 44,104 meals of which 23,525 was produce
Directly Impacting Senior Health - 19% of our food insecure population are seniors. DISH provides meals to our elderly and home bound neighbors. Volunteers pack bags of produce at FTB, and local partners like Meals on Wheels deliver the bags directly to our food insecure seniors. 5,010 bags of produce equaling 26,399 meals distributed
AGENCY EMPOWERED RETAIL PROGRAM
For years, Publix has donated time, money and food to Feeding Tampa Bay. This year, Publix Super Markets Charities expanded its support of this long-time partnership to include a donation of 12 refrigerated, pull-behind trailers. The trailers will be used to strengthen the distribution of Feeding Tampa Bay’s agenycy partners. Each trailer is temperature controlled, creating additional storage space for perishable foods and bringing fresh, nutritious meals to our hungry neighbors in Tampa Bay.
“Our partners at Publix support our mission on the front lines and behind the scenes,” says, Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding Tampa Bay. “With 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 children facing hunger in their daily lives, we need all hands on deck to tackle this issue. Publix not only donates food to provide these families, but also provides the infrastructure necessary to increase our distribution capabilities.” This increase in capacity will allow Feeding Tampa Bay and its network to increase the health of the families in our community by bringing more fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins to the table. The health of our community is made stronger when everyone has access to food. To ensure everyone has access to food, Feeding Tampa Bay must make sure its agency partners have the proper resources to make this happen. Transportation of food and produce is just as important as the produce itself. Together, Feeding Tampa Bay and Publix Super Markets Charities will continue to nourish our neighbors.
The Walmart Foundation granted Feeding Tampa Bay $50,000 to invest in equipment that would support the overall effort to increase perishable product distributed to the Tampa Bay area. This investment, passed along to Feeding Tampa Bay partner agencies, included coolers and freezers, thermometers and temperature calibration devices.
IMPACT Across the state of Florida there is an estimated 1 billion+ pounds of unclaimed produce each year and 40% of the produce in Florida never reaches a store or home. Farm to Fork, an initiative made possible through Allegany Franciscan Ministries, is a fresh food collection program that recovered 2,124,224 pounds of produce in one year, resulting in a 20% increase of fresh produce provided to the community served by Feeding Tampa Bay. Farm to Fork also aids Feeding Tampa Bay’s “foods to encourage” metric, used to measure the amount of healthy foods delivered to families as a percentage of overall food distributed.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION $ 69,067,913 FUNDRAISING $ 558,599
MANAGEMENT & GENERAL EXPENSES $ 277,766 TOTAL EXPENSES $ 69,904,278
DONATED FOOD/ HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
PREMIER PRODUCT PROGRAM
$ 763,169 ASSETS
$ 601,649 OTHER INCOME
$ 71, 607, 996
MUSCLES & TETRIS
Volunteer activity to support our agency partners.
BUILD A BOX
Volunteer activity filling boxes with food to support individuals who need assistance.
Changed age requirement to 5+ to accommodate families and younger volunteers.
Increased frequency in response to overwhelming success and volunteer requests. Created "Family Night Mobile Pantry" to connect volunteers with hungry neighbors.
FROGMORE FRESH FARM
New partnership with Frogmore Fresh Farm -- volunteers pick fresh blueberries at the farm to generate revenue for Feeding Tampa Bay.
service & impact
our top volunteers
BANK OF AMERICA GIVE A MEAL PROGRAM Bank of America triples impact with 2:1 match. $1 = 30 meals.
WALMART FIGHT HUNGER. SPARK CHANGE. Walmart donates to local food banks from select in-store purchases and social media engagement.
FORKLIFTERS Monthly giving program builds sustainable support for the mission.
76 FORKLIFTERS -- RAISED $23,884.25
COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN Worldâ€™s largest annual workplace charity campaign that promotes and supports philanthropy among government workforce.
$10,000 - $24,999
$50,000 - $99,999
$25,000 - $49,999
EFSP Hillsborough French's Food Comapny Kiwanis Club Of Greater Brandon Lightning Foundation Mosaic Company Foundation Produce for Kids Rays Baseball Foundation Winn-Dixie / Southeastern Grocers Steve Shevlin / Compulink Sykes Enterprises, Inc. Target TECO Energy The TJX Foundation, Inc. The Triad Foundation Visit Tampa Bay
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Enterprise Holdings Foundation General Mills HSBC Humana Junior League of Tampa Walmart Wawa
100 Hearts, 1 Mission Foundation AFLAC / DSC Campbell Soup Capital One Services Coca-Cola Costco Doug Bartley Entrevo-USA Key Person of Influence ESPN Gray Robinson, P.A. Jane Imboden and Robert Hogan Kellogg's Company Kraft Foods Group Lawyer's Protector Plan MetLife Foundation Omni Hotels & Resorts PepsiCo Red Nose Day Sodexo Foundation Steven and Vicki Heiser T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc. Taste of the NFL New York Yankees Foundation Rotary Club of New Tampa Foundation The Salvation Army USAA Foundation, Inc. Wickner Charitable Gift Fund United HealthCare Services, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation
Allegany Franciscan Ministries Bank of America Foundation Disney Strategic Produce Ebersbach Irrevocable Trust Florida Blue Foundation Gary and Melody Johnson Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Rick and Nancy Moskovitz Foundation Spurlino Foundation
PARKSHORE GRILL RESTAURANT BT AVA CENA
PEARL IN THE GROVE
ROOSTER & THE TILL PEARL IN THE GROVE PEARL IN THE GROVE
STAMP OUT HUNGER
On May 13th, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Association of Letter Carriers held the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. This initiative brings the food drive to our doorsteps. Postal workers drop off bags at each house on their daily route at the beginning of the week and request that homeowners fill the bags with non-perishable items to donate to local food banks for our neighbors in need.
RAISED 165,000 LBS = 137,500 MEALS IN ONE DAY
MISE EN PLACE ROOSTER & THE TILL PEARL IN THE GROVE THE BIRCHWOOD
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Coca-Cola Beverages Florida teamed up with Feeding Tampa Bay to Freeze Hunger. This new partnership focuses on raising awareness of hunger in the Tampa Bay area and implements initiatives to alleviate it.
ONE DINNER. ONE MILLION MEALS.
Bank of America CarePlus Constancy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete Coppertail Brewing Deloitte & Touche Helios Education Foundation Florida Blue ComDesign MetLife GrayRobinson, P.A. Pepin Johnson & Cassidy, P.A. Sodexo Publix Harvard Jolly Architects Tampa Bay Lightning Humana Todd Wickner Tampa Marriott Waterside Visit Tampa Bay Wish Farms
Armani’s Cena Cru Cellars Élevage Haven Locale Market - FarmTable Kitchen Mise En Place Oystercatchers Parkshore Grill Reading Room Rococo Steak Rooster & the Till Tampa Marriott Waterside
AFLAC Brown & Brown Insurance The Mosaic Company Tampa Bay Rays
On May 16th, Feeding Tampa Bay held its annual Fork Fight fundraiser at the Marriott Waterside Hotel in downtown Tampa. Fork Fight is the gathering of Tampa Bay’s best chefs and elite companies to raise funds for the mission. 500 guests join together for a night of food, fun and friendly auction bidding. For $250, an individual can pledge to sponsor a child -- providing meals every weekend for an entire year. In total, Fork Fight raised 2.5 million meals for those in need in the community.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIRMAN: Jenna Nelson, Sykes Enterprises, Inc. VICE CHAIRMAN: Todd Wickner IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN: Richard Blau, GrayRobinson, P.A. SECRETARY: Connie Detrick, Detrick Consulting TREASURER: Tim Merrick, MetLife, Inc.
Dana Ludwig, Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc. Anna Wiand, GrayRobinson, P.A. Dr. David Himmelgreen, USF â€“ Anthropology Bill Abercrombie, Tampa Bay Lightning Robert Bucciarelli, Sodexo Healthcare Colleen Chappell, ChappellRoberts Steven Ellis, Publix Super Markets Debra Faulk, Wells Fargo David Freitas, Deloitte & Touche LLP Robert Greenhalgh, Toshiba Business Solutions Steven Heiser, Harvard Jolly Architecture Chuck Sykes, Sykes Enterprises, Inc. Clara Lawhead, Pasco County Florida Melissa Powell, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Thomas Scott Eileen Stuart , The Mosaic Company Norwood Smith, Mainsail Lodging & Development Amy Maguire, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Marc Spencer, U.S. Trust Mike Suarez, Tampa City Council
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