Since Governor Ron Desantis’ March 20 executive order, Florida restaurants and dining establishments have been operating on a delivery and carryout only basis, meaning no guests can eat on site.
According to a press release, the City has partnered with Metropolitan Ministries and Feeding Tampa Bay, two local nonprofits, to help collect and donate unused food from local restaurants.
“This is a challenging time for both our residents and our businesses, but by coming together, thinking of our neighbors, and donating what we can, we can minimize hunger in our community and ensure basic needs are being met,” said Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.
To initiate the process, restaurants interested in donating their unused food should contact Feeding Tampa Bay (Pete Lenhardt [email protected] or 727-741-3193) or Metropolitan Ministries (Paula Dang [email protected] or 813-209-1226) directly.
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