metropolitan ministries

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Metropolitan Ministries provides families in need with food for a full holiday meal at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas, along with toys for their children. Scroll down to find information on how you can help by donating food and toy items and volunteering at their Holiday Tent.


Frozen turkeys, hams, cereal, yams, soup, gift cards, teen girl and boy gifts for Christmas (age 13-17) are the most-needed items right now. Canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits, rice, pasta, canned or boxed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and dessert mixes are also in high demand. 


The Holiday Tent is open for donations and operate Monday - Saturday , 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Tampa Holiday Tent is located at 2609 N. Rome Ave, Tampa, FL 33607 (map)


This holiday season join the Metropolitan Ministries  team and provide a holiday experience that is out of reach for so many struggling families in the Tampa Bay area. They are looking for dedicated volunteers to take part in a unique leadership opportunity that you won't want to miss!

CLICK HERE to register and sign up for the holiday tent volunteer shifts


We are following all CDC guidelines, which include many changes at our holiday tent and partner locations. ll volunteers are required to wear masks or face coverings and have their temperature checked. Clients and donors will remain in their vehicles. Hand washing for 20 seconds and additional protective measures will be in place for all volunteers and staff.


Please call the Volunteer Center at 813-209-1045 or email