Somebody Cares Tampa Bay (SCTB) Food Program is a program designed to bring thousands of pounds of food into the Tampa Bay area to help feed the hungry. Our role at Somebody Cares Tampa Bay is to raise money from private and public sources to pay for the transportation costs of this donated food. We receive the truckloads of food, unload it at our distribution site, and then provide it to ministries who use the food to feed the hungry. With each Operation Blessing delivery, approximately 30,000 pounds of food is distributed through our expansive network of partnering organizations. Somebody Cares Tampa Bay pledges $2000 towards the solvency of the Operation Blessing's nationwide transportation program each time they arrive in the Tampa Bay area. One truckload of food can provide 1,920 families, or 7,680 individuals, with meals. This equates to feeding a minimum of 23,800 people per month, or 276,800 annually.
If you would like to help us keep the food trucks rolling, call 727-536-2273 or click make a donation.
Food Truck Partners
If you run food pantry and would like to learn how you can receive a portion of the food, call (727) 536-2273 for an application. You must be a 501(c)3 to participate.
The first food truck rolled into Tampa Bay in March 2001. Somebody Cares Tampa Bay took a leap of faith and ordered one truck per week, even though there was only enough money for the first four trucks. By the grace of God, we have been able to honor that pledge. In 2001, we delivered over 1.4 million pounds of free food to local ministries. In January 2002, we increased our order to five trucks every month. In 2010 two of our four trucks were release to work independently with Operation Blessing. Presently we have 3 trucks delivered monthly.
For donations or to receive food, contact the following locations.