Metropolitan Ministries Opens Holiday Tent In Downtown Tampa

It’s time to use those bike baskets for good, Coasters. Metropolitan Ministries has officially opened its Holiday Tent for the season, marking its 21st year of operation.

Located at 400 West Palm Avenue in Tampa, members of the community are encouraged to drop off charitable donations of frozen turkeys, cereal, canned yams, stuffing and starches – as well as toddler and teen gifts – at the tent, which will be open from November 6 to 22, 8am to 6:30pm. The first day of distribution for families and individuals who have signed up food assistance is Thursday, November 9.

Cruise over on your lunch break and give what you can. Coast’s baskets hold up to 25 pounds – that’s room enough for a turkey and all the trimmings.