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Meet Feeding Tampa Bay (and the new Causeway Center)

The nonprofit’s new facility (which just opened May 2024) will help the organization further strengthen Tampa Bay families struggling with food insecurity and lead them on a path of stability.

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gif of five photos depicting the grand opening event of Feeding Tampa Bay's Causeway Center

The massive new facility includes a market, restaurant, training centers, resources, volunteer spaces, and 90,000+ sq ft of warehouse space to store four times as much food than the old warehouse.

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Hey, TBAY: We’re excited to introduce you to Feeding Tampa Bay — the runner-up winner of our recent Publix Giveback Giveaway. Get to know this local nonprofit and learn about the important work they do for the community.

⭐ Meet the org

There’s one thing we all have in common: food.

Feeding Tampa Bay embraces this similarity to do the good work of tackling food insecurity in our community, which can affect anyone in an unexpected circumstance: our neighbors, coworkers, the elderly, or classmates.

And in exciting development news, the nonprofit will now be able to expand their services throughout West Central Florida thanks to a brand new, multi-use facility.

🏗️ Newly opened facility

One of the largest food banks in the nation, Feeding Tampa Bay celebrated its new-location Grand Opening last Thursday, May 23 and is actively relocating to a 215,000-sq ft, state-of-the-art facility at 3624 Causeway Blvd. this week.

The expansive new headquarters and distribution building, known as The Causeway Center, is nearly twice the size of the organization’s former 80,000-sq ft warehouse, and includes:

  • The Community Place: A quick-service restaurant and market for those with immediate needs, with access to benefits assistance and resources for long-term needs
  • Culinary Center: 11,000-sq ft production and training kitchen to service the nonprofit’s Trinity Cafe locations, plus in-house and external catering
  • Logistics Center: 90,000+ sq ft of warehouse space to store four times as much food than the old warehouse
  • The Learning Zone and Causeway Hall: Areas to train, educate, and collaborate with neighbors + partners alike
  • FRESHforce Program: State-accredited program to train folks with employment barriers for jobs in logistics, driving, and culinary fields, plus offer job connections post-graduation
  • Volunteer Square: Welcomes 75,000+ volunteers per year to help sort food for distribution, along with new volunteer opportunities with Partner Place, the Bistro, the Market, the Neighborhood, and Causeway Hall
  • Access to Feeding Tampa Bay’s many long-term resources, including financial counseling, health consultation, SNAP and WIC benefits navigation, and more

🤝 How to help

  1. Donate time
  2. Volunteer
  3. Give food
  4. Speak out
  5. Share the services
  6. Attend an event
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