MetLife Foundation Donates $100,000 to Tampa Food Bank to Help Those Impacted by Coronavirus
April 02, 2020 at 08:35 AM EDT
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TAMPA, Fla., April 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation announced today that it is donating $100,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay to help deal with increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus.
Food banks face the challenge of getting shelf-stable food into people’s homes as quickly as possible, especially now that vulnerable populations such as the elderly have been advised to practice social distancing. In addition, food banks face greater need from families with children who no longer have access to meals at schools.
“We want to help those impacted by coronavirus,” said Mike Zarcone, head of Corporate Affairs for MetLife and Chairman of MetLife Foundation. “That includes the communities in the Tampa area where we work and live. We know that children out of school and seniors face food insecurity as a result of COVID-19, and we are committed to help.”
Feeding Tampa Bay serves communities across a 10-county area in west-central Florida that has been affected by the outbreak.
“Families who are already on a strained budget are facing even more challenging circumstances,” said Feeding Tampa Bay President and CEO Thomas Mantz. “To have partners like MetLife Foundation who lean into our response efforts with their generous support allows us to provide crucial food, supplies and resources to seniors who are isolated, children affected by school closures, and families who have lost paychecks.”
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