Families need food. But for a family short on budget, affording healthy food is nearly impossible. Poor nutrition makes it difficult for children to concentrate in school. They get sick more often too. You just can't ignore hunger. That's why at Metropolitan Ministries, we receive more requests for food than any other service. Anyone who is hungry can be fed here. We not only provide hot meals to those who have no food at home, but also distribute emergency food boxes to families in need. We serve 75,000 meals each month in Tampa Bay and at partner sites around Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Pinellas counties. And, during Thanksgiving and Christmas, Metropolitan Ministries serves 18,000 families in need with holiday meals.