Tampa church posts signs to give away free groceries, free ride

Posted at 4:58 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 16:58:26-04

If you saw a sign that read free groceries and a phone number, would you call?

It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it. 

ABC Action News looked out for families in the bay area and found out the signs with bold yellow letters for free groceries is really a thing. 

One sign sits at the corner of Kennedy Blvd. and Armenia Avenue in Tampa. 

When you call the number listed, 813-769-3372, you get a voicemail telling you that there will be an event this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. that will give out groceries to people in need. 

The voicemail, leaves out who is hosting this event, so ABC Action News reporter Nicole Grigg found out The River at Tampa Bay Churchis behind it. 

"Us as the church, its our job to not rely on a handout, or on government support, but our job as a church, is to give back to the communities," said Robby Lopez, a coordinator with the outreach program. 

The church has been doing free groceries for years, but, it's the sight of a bright yellow sign on the side of the road that is now capturing the eyes of so many. 

For directions to the churchclick here.