Somebody Cares Tampa Bay

2014 Food Truck Schedule

Clearwater
Pick-up Time 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

January 8
February 5
March 5
April 9
May 7
June 4
July 9
August 6
September 3
October 8
November 5
December 3

Tampa
Pick-up Time 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

January 21
February 18
March 18
April 22
May 20
June 17
July 22
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

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Food Trucks

At a glance:

  • Total Poundage 2012: 1,200,000+
  • Saving our communities $500,000.00+ per year!!

Feeding Families in Tampa Bay

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.

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.

History

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.

 

Name
Address
Telephone
Metropolitan Ministries 2002 North Florida Ave, Tampa (813) 209-1000

North Pinellas
Abundant Life Church of God Food Pantry 1550 Belcher Rd. South, Largo (727) 210-5433
Northwood Presbyterian 2875 State Rd 580, Clearwater (727) 796-8090
Salvation Army 1521 Druid Rd East, Clearwater (727) 446-4177
Helping Hands 2565 Blackburn St, Clearwater (727) 724-1290
Center of Hope, Inc. 15590 59th St. N, Clearwater (727) 729-8399
The Store House Food Pantry 3333 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs (727) 937-7333
East Hillsborough
Lighthouse Revival center 7211 S. 78th St, Riverview (813) 677-5220
Woman's Resource Center 1017 N Kingsway Ave,†Tampa† (813) 661-3696
Brandon Church of God 414†Kingsway Rd, Brandon (813) 681-2125 / 653-1397
Crosswalk Christian Community 1603 Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon (813) 671-5510
First United Methodist of Brandon 120 N Knights Ave, Brandon (813) 689-4161
New Jerusalem Christian Church 6616 E. Chelsea St, Tampa (813) 621-6522
Plant City/ Wachula/Lakeland
Cutting Edge Ministries Wachula FL (863) 581-7610
St Mary's Missionary Baptist 1840 SR 60 E, Plant City FL (813) 737-3668
Lutheran Ministries 15903 Country Farm PL, Tampa (352) 546-5554
Compassion House 1104 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland (813) 802-0180
St. Petersburg
Suncoast Haven of Rest 5625 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park (727) 545-8282
The Refuge 4434 6th Ave N, St. Petersburg (727) 278-1547
Solid Rock Christian Recovery Center 4224 28th St. N, St. Petersburg (727) 521-6306
Hope for the Homeless 4359 35th St N, St. Petersburg (727) 328-2596
Gateway Christian (Godís News) 4355 Central Ave, St. Petersburg (727) 327-0771
Takiní It To The Streets 7320 47th St N, St. Petersburg (727) 546-5767
Operation Hope of Pinellas 463 30th St N, St Petersburg (727) 822-2437
St. Giles Emergency Food Pantry 8271 52nd St. N, Pinellas Park (727) 545-2664
Tampa
River of Water 1608 Albany Ave, Tampa (813) 254-4442
Tampa Bay Mission 9411 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa (813) 931-8368
Anointing Christian Fellowship 2108 Ida St, E. Tampa (813) 238-4093
Open Arms Church 1314†E†18th†Ave†Tampa (813) 248-2595
Feed Our Children P.O. Box 290415, Tampa (813) 784-1021
Salvation Army 1603 Florida Ave N, Tampa (813) 223-3781
Messiah Migrant Ministries 14920 Hutchinson Rd, Tampa (813) 960-0170

 

Hernando County
Jericho Road Ministries PO Box 864, Brooksville (352) 799-2912
First United Methodist Church 9344 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill (352) 683-2600
Christian Life Assembly of God 13065 Jacqueline Rd, Brooksville (352) 597-1139
The Enrichment Centers PO Box 10207, Brooksville (352) 544-6022
Spring Hill Calvary Church of Nazaene 235 Cabblestone Dr, Spring Hill

(352) 683-0587

Fellowship Wesleyan Church 11250 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill (352) 686-4612
Full Gospel Assembly 17945 Shady Hills Rd, Spring Hill (727) 856-0499