Tampa Bay Harvest
Since being formed in 1989 TBH volunteers have delivered over 54,000,000 pounds of food to the local charities that serve the needy citizens of our community. That's high quality food that restaurants, fast food establishments, hospitals, schools, hotels, and caterers would have thrown away that was cycled back into the Tampa Bay area social service community thanks to the efforts of TBH volunteers.By recycling this food and using the same to feed the needy of the Tampa Bay area, TBH volunteers enable local charities to expand their services despite already stretched budgets. Applying a conservative value of $1.50 per pound to the donated food means that since 1989 TBH volunteers have enabled local charities to use approximately $81,000,000 for other services. Services such as continuing education, job training, day care and medical care, rather than using these funds to feed their agencies clientele.