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Wedding planner lends her organizational talents to Feeding Tampa Bay to help families in need

Kambria Sims helps 10,000 families a week
Posted at 3:53 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 07:33:12-04

BRADENTON, Fla. — Kambria Sims is a beloved event planner in the Tampa Bay region.

The tireless 27-year-old’s business, Happenings By Kambria, slowed down in a big way when the pandemic hit.

“I had a lot of time on my hands,” Sims smiles.

Instead of working weddings, Kambria decided to use her organizational talents for the greater good by helping 10,000 families a week at Feeding Tampa Bay.

“It’s all the same puzzle,” Sims says as she checks on her volunteer troops at a mega mobile food pantry in Bradenton. “You have to have all the pieces in place.”

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Kambria is used to helping people but this is a new level of service, especially as the pandemic is sending more people for assistance.

“It’s truly a blessing that I can use the skills I have,” says Sims. “I couldn’t ask for more.”

Feeding Tampa Bay always needs more volunteers and donations to help it deliver more than 2 million meals every week in the 10 West Central Florida counties it serves.