The Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNEH) has launched a new Holidays On Wheels program, to deliver a full holiday meal and toys to transportation-disadvantaged and homebound families with children in Tampa Bay, during the months of November and December.
The program was developed in partnership with Metropolitan Ministries, to help ensure that every family has a nutritious and joyous holiday celebration.
This season, the TBNEH will be helped by more than 300 volunteers to deliver to families that have no access to a working, or reliable vehicle.
For families who have transportation, Metropolitan Ministries again will host its annual drive-thru Holiday Tent.
Registration for the Holidays On Wheels’ program is open now to all households with children that are transportation-disadvantaged living in Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas counties.
Households that qualify include: those with children 0 to 18 years of age who are not able to get a ride from household members or others for life-sustaining trips; medical, grocery, work, job-related training/education and other vital services (or do not have access to their own working or reliable vehicle); and/or households led by an adult with a disability or illness, with children 0 to 18 years of age. The head of the household must pass a background check and someone must be home to receive the delivery.
The Holidays On Wheels’ deliveries will take place on Nov. 17 (Thanksgiving meal ingredients) and Dec. 16 (holiday meal ingredients and toys for children) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The deadline to register for the Thanksgiving delivery is Nov. 5, and the deadline to register for the holiday delivery is Dec. 7, online at NetworkToEndHunger.org/holidays.
To volunteer, visit NetworkToEndHunger.org/volunteer. Driving routes for volunteers will take about an hour to complete.
To make a donation to the hunger network, visit NetworkToEndHunger.org, or call (813) 344-5837.
Published October 28, 2020