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"tampa bay external affairs" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:08 min | 7 months ago

"tampa bay external affairs" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Us access your back seat. And we put a box of food that varied with all different things for your pantry or your table and we put them in the trunk of your car. No questions asked. You are served by our volunteers. With a warm smile and you're able to go home and take care of yourself or your family. And I also heard a rumor floating around that for Halloween. Things might get a little interesting out there at these pantries. Well on Saturday. Of course, we know it's Halloween, and many of those that we serve a when the pandemic began. Never imagine themselves in a food line, but be they've been with us since the pandemic began to their friendly faces, their family their Children that we now recognise and recognize us those that are serving them. So a lot of Children aren't going Tio experience Halloween in a traditional sense, But feeding Tampa Bay are volunteers and our team were all dressing up for Halloween. We have a wonderful company who's sponsoring and we're going to be giving out candy bags to any of the kids that common CS with their parents screw that are collecting food from both locations on both sides of the Bay this Saturday. We're giving them some candy and some trees, But we're also dressing our part. So we'll be all be out there and costume celebrating Cindy smiles, giving out groceries and a little bit of a treat. Um, for the kids to enjoy and again, really thrilled and excited to a support them and share a smile and, ah, some good moments. You know, even though times were tough, we all still care about each other and support each other as well. That's fantastic. I'm talking to Shannon Olivero feeding Tampa Bay External Affairs officer. You can find out more at feeding tampabay dot org's in terms of keeping things safe. Obviously, we hope that if there are those in need listening right now, they go to feeding Tampa Bay and get the assistance that they need to be able to take care of themselves and their family. Just step us through kind of the process and how everything that you do really is is With.

"tampa bay external affairs" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

05:52 min | 10 months ago

"tampa bay external affairs" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"When it comes to those in need right now, Are you seeing anything specific or it's very wide ranging It's a very rotten wide. It's a very ride range of of our neighbors. And what is really still shocking to us is more than around 70% of those that we serve, never imagined themselves in a fuel line. You know, it's very bitter, sweet. It's the last place that people see, but we address them with dignity and respect. We tryto are volunteers and our team. Go out and talk to everybody. This is a little bit daunting. It's been going on for a long time for all of us, and we recognize that. And we just really all of us. Consider that we have all of our neighbors in our care at this point, and it's really a privilege for all of us to serve them. So you know, anyway, anyone out there can give us a hand whether it's financially or leaning in with us. That we welcome them. And when it comes, Tio what's on the horizon here in the Tampa Bay area and really across the country, you have federal unemployment benefits set to end at the end of this month. Hopefully, there will be more. That will be passed by Congress. But there might be a gap there. And even if there are more federal unemployment benefits, they might not be to the level that they were the first time around. You also have eviction moratoriums coming to an end. You have PPP loans that you know they're only going to go so far and then a TTE the moment they're going to run out in August, the ability to apply for those kinds of loans. Obviously, a lot depends on what Congress does over the course of the next few weeks, But with all of that on the horizon, all those big deadlines are you gearing up or anticipating a surge We dio from a leadership standpoint, we probably we watch every factor in every possibility so we can be prepared. I mean, we always were Floridians who are also watching the possibilities. Of a hurricane. You know, we're watching. You know, we're we're prepared always for disaster. So that's beating Tampa Bay's Job. It's what we dio so we're always watching for the possibility of what next. What's the next thing that's going to happen? So we have through covet. We have another 15,000 square feet of warehouse space. We have a team dedicated to be prepared, and that's what we are. We'll be ready to take care of our neighbors in need and will be adjusting our sails. However, we need to to make sure it's done. It's just what we do and then final question for you the supply because I mean, you're talking about a lot of people here in the Tampa Bay area being served a lot of meals being distributed, and this crisis has gone on for quite a while. And it's probably not goingto let up any time soon, especially in terms of the need hopefully Spread of the virus will let up. But the need is likely going to be there for quite some time. Are you able to keep up at this pace, or are you really going to need a surgeon donations here? To match the surge in need. We were able to take care of our community. We could always always used the partner. The donations to assist us We? It's a lot for us to bear. But we also need to remember we're part of an amazing network so part as being part of the feeding America network that's over 200 food pantry. That way. When we need to allocate food. We all work together. That doesn't mean that we don't need to help financially because we all do. We all need everyone to help us who can To help take care of those. Two have not So we always need assistance throughout our great country who is struggling where people are struggling everywhere If we all watched the news, so we all need the assistance. But there is power in that 200 of us. So you have this wonderful network that to explain a little bit of how that works say in all of this crisis that hurricane came to a certain area we thought when Hurricane Michael came and struck in the Panhandle when they were down and needed assistance. Tampa was fine at that time, so several of us went up that had the expertise and help that area. That's how that network works. We call in and we go where things are needed. Even when water is needed water was needed in Houston. We sent water here from Tampa. So there's there's a great power in the feeding America network, and that's something that feeding Tampa Bay is a part of, and that's something that we also lead into. Again That doesn't take away that we need help from our community from a volunteer standpoint and the donation standpoint as well, So we're part of something great and big, but we still need our community as well. Feeding tampabay dot org's is the website again feeding tampabay dot org's If you want to help out the organization and those in Tampa Bay who are in need, or if you were somebody you know is in need right now. If you need some assistance, you could go to the website to find out more about how you Khun, get it feeding tampabay dot org's feeding Tampa Bay External Affairs Officer Shannon Oliveiro Shannon, Thank you so much for time this evening and And thank you so much. You and your team for the fantastic work you're doing for the community. Thank you for helping us Sarah message. And if I could just add one more thing, anyone who follows on social That's another great way to get information on everything that we D'oh. Any social clamp platform. It's feeding Tampa Bay. You can find out. It's updated daily. So that's another way. You can reach us, you khun messages.

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"tampa bay external affairs" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:56 min | 10 months ago

"tampa bay external affairs" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"When it comes to those in need right now, Are you seeing anything specific or it's very wide ranging It's very right wide. It's a very ride range of of our neighbors. And what is really still shocking to us is more than around 70% of those that we serve, never imagined themselves in a fuel line. You know, it's very bitter, sweet. It's the last place that people see, but we address them with dignity and respect. We tryto are volunteers and our team. Go out and talk to everybody. This is a little bit daunting. It's been going on for a long time for all of us, and we recognize that. And we just really all of us. Consider that we have all of our neighbors in our care at this point, and it's really a privilege for all of us to serve them. So you know, anyway, anyone out there can give us a hand. Whether it's financially or leaning in with us, we welcome them. And when it comes to what's on the horizon here in the Tampa Bay area, and really across the country, you have federal unemployment benefits set to end at the end of this month. Hopefully, there will be more that will be passed by Congress. But there might be a gap there. And even if there are more federal unemployment benefits, they might not be to the level that they were the first time around. You also have eviction moratoriums coming to an end. You have PPP loans that you know they're only going to go so far and then a TTE the moment they're going to run out in August, the ability to apply for those kinds of loans. Obviously, a lot depends on what Congress does over the course of the next few weeks, But with all of that on the horizon, all those big deadlines are you gearing up for anticipating a surge We dio from a leadership standpoint, we've probably we watch every factor in every possibility so we can be prepared. I mean, we always were Floridians who were also watching the possibilities of a hurricane. You know, we're walking. You know, we're we're prepared always for disaster, So that's beating Tampa Bay's Job. It's what we dio so we're always watching for the possibility of what next. What's the next thing that's going to happen? So we have through covert. We have another 15,000 square feet of warehouse space. We have a team dedicated to be prepared, and that's what we are. We'll be ready to take care of our neighbors in need. It will be adjusting our sails. However, we need to to make sure it's done. It's just what we do. Now you have child meal sites in four different counties provided 245,000 meals to Children to date with the potential for schools to reopen at some point does that change your game plan when it comes to providing meals for Children at all? Because of some of the guidelines that go with the different meals programs that we have. The way they're structured. Currently, that would change. But we're lobbying to change the way they're structured. Of course, we're living in a time where everything is different. So those conversations are being had Justus. This conversation are being had is how we should open. The schools were all like I just said, we're trying to adjust to the need as they go. You were in conversations at all times with our county schools to see how we can lean in and meet those needs and help them make sure that there's me males on the tables of those families and making sure that those Children get food and healthy options as well. I'm joined by feeding Tampa Bay External Affairs Officer Shannon Olivero here on PM Tampa Bay. The website where you can find out Maura and also help is feeding tampabay dot org's We've.

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"tampa bay external affairs" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:28 min | 10 months ago

"tampa bay external affairs" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"July 21st I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board and joining us on the hotline. Right now we have feeding Tampa Bay External Affairs Officer Shannon Oliveiro to talk about the work feeding Tampa Bay is doing and their new Friday evening drive through pantries. Shannon, How are you? I'm too and fine. How are you doing, Ryan? Good. Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to talk to us. Give us an update on what's happening here in the Tampa Bay area. So what are you seeing when it comes to need across the bay has it gone down Any since the beginning of this pandemic is, it's still maintaining a pretty high level, or has it increased with the resurgence of the virus recently? We're actually seeing a bit of an increase. We've added a mega pantry program. Which is and we have six of them. Now they're in the R outer counties. And, of course, Hillsborough County is well and we added a USF pantry. Maybe three or four weeks ago that is growing. So we have to now in Hillsborough County. And that U S. F pantry is growing. And now we've added this Friday Pantry in the evening on both sides of the bay to help those families that are maybe working families that need a little bit of assistance with food. So that they can come after work and access. Some groceries for their families to get meals on the table. What about your operations? Hasn't gotten any easier now that you've been doing it for a while. During the course of this pandemic, you know the protocols that need to be taken in order to keep your people and everybody else who is looking to get assistance safe. Has that gotten any easier at this point? Well, our team is is is pretty thorough. We've learned from every experience that we have. And we kind of lean in to every need if you will, so we continue to change our protocols. As we go. We provide a safe Opportunity for those that are in need, and we also provide a very safe opportunity for the volunteers that we couldn't do without. You know, we we have a team. Our team has grown now to 140 plus Before the pandemic. We were probably around 70. We have furloughed workers that help us. We went from probably 20 truck drivers. So now we have 40 plus So we've had to grow to lean into that need. Those that depended on it before the pandemic was about 650,000 to the 10 counties that we serve, and now we have 1.7 million who need us throughout the Tampa Bay area. Wow from from over 600,000 to over 1.7 million during the course of this pandemic. 1.7 million, and that's based on unemployment. People that are out of work people that are struggling, so the need is great. We are serving two million meals a week. That's incredible. And I'm assuming to keep up with the demands. Obviously, you're in need of help from those in the community that can offer some kind of assistance, whether it's you know, ah, donation of food or monetary donation, talked a little bit about that, because that's a big undertaking. It really, really is again. We have an amazing team and we do have amazing volunteers and we have great sponsors. So anyone that can help us by donating we.

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