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Humans of Feeding Tampa Bay (Part 3)

Humans of Feeding Tampa Bay (Part 3)

January 17, 2021

On this final (for now) episode of "Humans of the Food Bank" we learn all about our annual tradition of naming one employee as Food Banker of the Year. We speak with the previous title-holder from 2019, as well as the CO-winners of the title for 2020. Then on WTFB, our president and CEO explains how this tradition came to be, and what it means to be honored with the title.

 

See the fruits of our staff's collective labor on our social media platforms @FeedingTampaBay, and by checking out our website www.FeedingTampaBay.org to find food or learn how you can help us feed the community! We know we're not alone in our passion for service, and every hand that adds some help brings us closer to our goal of a hunger-free Tampa Bay by 2025!

Humans of Feeding Tampa Bay (Part 2)

Humans of Feeding Tampa Bay (Part 2)

January 3, 2021

The crew returns to share the stories of more of our incredible fellow food bankers -- from frontline warriors to behind the scenes miracle makers, the humans of FTB are inspirational, funny and kind. Tune in to meet more of our good friends, and as a treat, the mastermind behind the culture of our workplace that binds us all together behind a common cause -- Jayci Peters!

 

Visit our website at FeedingTampaBay.org to learn about volunteer and career opportunities with our organization, and follow us on social media @FeedingTampaBay to see the work we're doing in your community every single day!

Humans of Feeding Tampa Bay

Humans of Feeding Tampa Bay

December 20, 2020

A food banker can look like anyone, come from anywhere. But no matter the difference in our age, nationality, or job status, we are all connected by our intense drive to help our fellow human beings. In the first episode of this two-part series, we interview a handful of the incredible souls that make up our team - that share their talents with this mission on a daily basis to deliver TWO MILLION MEALS every single week to our community! Learn what we do, what our individual journeys are that bring us together to provide life-saving nourishment to strangers, and why we are driven to continue doing this work.

 

Visit our website at FeedingTampaBay.org to learn about volunteer and career opportunities with our organization, and follow us on social media @FeedingTampaBay to see the work we're doing in your community every single day!

Substantial Storytelling with Colleen Chappell

Substantial Storytelling with Colleen Chappell

December 6, 2020

Fighting through poverty, cancer, and the loss of a dear friend, Colleen Chappell (co-founder of the ChappellRoberts Branding & Advertising Agency) has maintained her fiery spirit, and worked her way to the upper tiers of the marketing food chain in both locally and nationally. On today's episode she shares with us her journey from first college graduate in her family, to the dizzying heights of the corporate world, to a humbly powerful collection of creatives headquartered in Ybor City. And on WTFB, meet our Community Engagement Manager, Andrea Kitchen, who's self-defined role is to "bring some sexy" to all of our marketing materials and community events!

 

Be sure to follow @FeedingTampaBay on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to learn how you can get involved, and to hear about upcoming events Andrea is putting on for our partners, friends and families!

Feeding Florida with Robin Safley

Feeding Florida with Robin Safley

November 22, 2020

Feeding Tampa Bay is just one small part of a vast network of food banks feeding struggling American families. And we couldn't do it without the help of people like Robin Safley, Executive Director of Feeding Florida. On today's episode she compares her experiences in Iron Man triathlon competitions to the marathon that our country has experienced during the pandemic. But through it all, she maintains her trademark optimism:

"We're not trying to house people on Mars ... we're trying to connect an asset that exists, with a person who needs it, when they need it, in the right proportion that they need it.

Then stick around for WTFB with our own CEO, Thomas Mantz, as he explains the safety net our vast food bank network provides, how it works, and how it has been tested over the past 10 months.

For more information and insight, follow @FeedingTampaBay on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

Food Pharmacies with Darcy Klempner

Food Pharmacies with Darcy Klempner

November 8, 2020

Imagine if instead of shaming you for your diet, your doctor sent you home with bags of delicious, healthy food. Well that's the reality at Tampa Family Health Centers, where their team of holistic health specialists recognize the importance of a healthy diet, and also the barriers that keep people from maintaining one. Whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a high BMI, Darcy Klempner and her team can help you manage and reduce your symptoms, while teaching you tips and tricks to manage your own health and wellbeing on a daily basis!

 

And on today's WTFB, meet the unstoppable force behind our healthcare partnerships, Kelley Brickfield, and learn this New Englander came to Florida to lift our neighbors into a new life of nutrition and happiness.

Happiness for Humans with Keri Higgins Bigelow

Happiness for Humans with Keri Higgins Bigelow

October 25, 2020

Keri is an entrepreneur with a heart of gold, who for the past 11 years has been helping companies around Tampa Bay create an environment that their employees can feel comfortable in and proud of. In this episode she explains the philosophy that guided her to her role as an uplifter of human morale, and the many methods she's learned along her journey.

 

Then stay tuned for WTFB to learn how our own Chief Culture Officer, Jayci Peters, has introduced a "Grow Code" to Feeding Tampa Bay, to keep us grounded in our mission to make sure that no one in our 10-county area goes hungry on our watch!

 

Learn more about Trinity Cafe by following our shared social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @FeedingTampaBay!

Faith & Feeding with Jeff Darrey

Faith & Feeding with Jeff Darrey

October 11, 2020

Some people find a mission in life, and rather than waiting until everything falls into place, they start placing everything that's needed on their own. For years our guest and dear friend, Jeff Darrey, has been feeding a hot, healthy meal to people in our community without a single question as to why they might need it. And not long ago, his restaurant, Trinity Cafe, merged with Feeding Tampa Bay to combine our efforts and help our neighbors in ways we never before dreamed possible.

 

And stay tuned for WTFB to hear about the future of fresh meal delivery, being cooked up by our own innovative staff and partners!

 

Learn more about Trinity Cafe by following our shared social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @FeedingTampaBay!

Season 2 Promo

Season 2 Promo

September 27, 2020

As Summer becomes Fall, we're also moving into a new season on Stick A Fork In It! We're thrilled with the repertoire of exciting guests we've had on the show already, and looking forward to the insights and stories to come. If you missed any of our previous episodes, now is the perfect time to get caught up before a new lineup begins on Sunday, October 11th!

 

And follow @FeedingTampaBay on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or LinkedIn to catch up on all the other awesome things we're doing in the community as well!

Healthy Helpings with Rick Bennett

Healthy Helpings with Rick Bennett

September 13, 2020

We're so lucky to have amazing partners like Florida Blue, with wonderful folks like Rick Bennett who sit on our board. Rick joins us on this episode to discuss the ways that Florida Blue prioritizes the health of Floridians, by ensuring that they're not only well-fed, but fed the right foods to maintain their health. And our Chief Development Officer, Kelley Sims, joins us on "What The Food Bank?" to share the exciting details of our upcoming event, Epic Fork Fight! Visit our website FeedingTampaBay.Org to learn how you can tune in for a festive evening of food and fun this coming Thursday, September 17th!

 

And follow @FeedingTampaBay on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or LinkedIn to catch up on all the other awesome things we're doing in the community as well!

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