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Thanksgiving donations needed to help feed Tampa Bay area families

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 11:22:54-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Metropolitan Ministries is asking for help from the community as Thanksgiving approaches.

According to a press release, at least 13,000 families are expected to turn out for a holiday meal but right now, they're aren't enough donations.

Metropolitan Ministries opened the holiday tent on Nov. 1 but have only gotten 15 donations since then.

They're asking for help from anyone who can contribute frozen turkeys, canned yams, canned vegetables, stuffing, potatoes, rice, beans, cereal and gravy.

You can drop off donations at 2609 N. Rome Ave. in Tampa from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Starting Nov. 21, the location will be open until 6:30 p.m.