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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, a Tampa charity is looking for help specifically for donations of stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Metropolitan Ministries tweeted this morning that they need these specific three items for meals they’re preparing Thursday for at-risk and homeless families. If you can help, donations will be collected before tomorrow’s (November 23) Tampa Bay Lightning game on Thunder Alley. And there are a few area locations where you can drop these items off in time.

Metropolitan Ministries at Restored Hope
13703 17th St
Dade City, FL 33525
11/22, 11/23, 11/24 from 8:30am to 5pm

Metropolitan Ministries Pasco
3214 US Highway 19 North
Holiday, FL 34691
11/22, 11/23, 11/24 from 8:30am to 5pm

Keystone Community Church
21010 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33558
11/22, 11/23 from 10am to 3pm

St. James United Methodist Church
16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
11/22, 11/23 from 10am to 3pm

Metropolitan Ministries staff and volunteers will be accepting donations of food items on Ford Thunder Alley starting at 5 p.m. for the games on November 23 and November 26. The Lightning invite fans to bring one or more items and be entered to win a signed Ondrej Palat jersey.

On November 19 at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent, located at 905 North Govern Street in Tampa, 20 Lightning staff members volunteered for multiple shifts. The Bolts representatives assisted with client shopping, parking, wagon pulling, donation drop-offs, café operations and childcare while providing holiday meals and cheer for thousands of families from the Tampa Bay area. Metropolitan Ministries has an urgent need for donations of yams and/or canned beans, but all non-perishable food donations are accepted.

Metropolitan Ministries, a faith-based and community supported non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, is funded through charitable support of the community, including individuals, businesses, congregations, schools, foundations and civic groups, serving the needs of poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties.

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