Feeding Tampa Bay will get in the Halloween spirit at 2 Mega Pantries this weekend

Expanded services include new text alert program
Posted at 4:01 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 07:54:02-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Feeding Tampa Bay will get into the Halloween spirit this weekend at two Mega Pantries in St. Petersburg and Tampa.

While staffers and volunteers are loading up cars with groceries, staffers and volunteers in costume at each location will host kiddos to some candy and trick-or-treat fun.

"We've served nearly 60 million meals since Covid-19 began, and we know it's been daunting for those we serve," says the nonprofit's Shannon Hannon-Oliviero, showing off her Unicorn Queen costume. "So we'll do whatever we can to make them smile."

Feeding Tampa Bay is expanding services to keep up with an increasing number of families in need during the pandemic.

It now hosts 10 local Mega Pantry locations in five counties.

LIST: Feeding Tampa Bay Mega Pantry locations across the Tampa Bay area

The charity is also testing a new text alert program to connect with area families. Here is how you can participate in Feeding Tampa Bay's brand-new text service to stay up to date on all things FTB:

Text FTBFYI to 833-530-FOOD (3663)

Enviar texto a FTBPARATI 833-530-FOOD (3663)

For more information on Feeding Tampa Bay, click here.