Be Hope: Thanksgiving

Nobody in America should go hungry, especially at Thanksgiving. YOU have an opportunity to Be Hope for men, women and children all over the Tampa Bay area. Give meals and Be Hope!

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Meet Metropolitan Ministries

We’re committed to providing hope. We’ve been doing it since 1972. Our services for poor and homeless families extend to all four counties in the Tampa Metro Area: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk. Learn more or keep reading to see how you can change lives.

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We’ll keep you updated about how to help poor and homeless people in your community.

Business Breakfast

Come BE HOPE at the Metropolitan Ministries Breakfast of Business Champions, with keynote speaker James L. Ferman, Jr.  Read more

Holiday Central

Holiday Central is our one-stop place to learn about holiday volunteering, hosting a drive, making a donation or seeking help.  Read more

It's More Than Meals

Thank you for remembering struggling families this holiday season.  Read More

Comprehensive Care for Poor and Homeless Families


Hope starts with a meal. We provide 2,300 meals a day.


Safe shelter creates security. We have a home for 100 families and single women.


Intervention breaks the cycle of homelessness. We care for 250 children each day.

Life Skills

Empowerment leads to self-sufficiency. 97% of our graduates succeed.


Prevention beats homelessness. We give practical help to 200 families each day.

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Our Proven Approach

It’s hard to hang on to hope when you’re hungry or sleeping on the streets. We reach out to meet the most urgent needs of poor, homeless or hungry men, women and children: food, safety and housing.
We provide men, women and children with keys to nutrition and healthy living. Through education, counseling and job training, we help them make the most of their minds. And we focus on the spirit inside them by offering forgiveness, encouragement and connection to God.
As a family gets back on their feet, we give them back responsibility to care for themselves. Once they have stable housing, employment and a good education, we encourage community involvement and giving back.
Explore our work by county. Click on one to see the latest!
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Discover Hillsborough County

We provide comprehensive services to Hillsborough County at our main campus in downtown Tampa. We also work through numerous partners to ensure that we can help as many people as possible.

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Discover Pinellas County

We fight hunger in Pinellas County by providing meals for homeless men, women and children.

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Discover Pasco County

We provide practical help to families facing homelessness in Pasco County through meals, youth outreach and opportunities for families to get back on their feet.

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Discover Polk County

We work alongside local churches to provide meals for homeless men, women and families who may have a roof over their heads but are struggling to put food on the table.

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