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The official podcast of Feeding Tampa Bay. We talk food and philanthropy with some of the biggest names in Central Florida, and provide a firsthand look at the process of making sure our 700,000 neighbors are fed, happy and healthy.

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The official podcast of Feeding Tampa Bay. We talk food and philanthropy with some of the biggest names in Central Florida, and provide a firsthand look at the process of making sure our 700,000 neighbors are fed, happy and healthy.

    Preparing for the New Daddy Experience with Jake Edling

    Preparing for the New Daddy Experience with Jake Edling

    Becoming a parent for the first time is scary, and the mountains of information we're expected to consume in preparation can be overwhelming. That's why Jake Edling, father of seven and acclaimed dad-expert, wrote "The New Daddy Experience" -- a succinct and grounded guide through the first few months of parenthood. Though it is primarily geared toward new fathers, new mothers can also benefit from the tips, tricks, and truths contained in the intentionally brief collection of pages. On this episode of Stick a Fork in It, Jake explains how he transitioned from life as a company man to life as a dedicated father and teacher, and how he learned to navigate the unpredictable path of parenthood. Find his brand new book for Kindle on Amazon!

    And be sure to check out our recent Father's Day special episode, featuring some of the dads who work at our food bank. Whether you're having your first child or your seventh, there's so much that can be learned when we share our wisdoms with one another.

    Follow us on all social media platforms @FeedingTampaBay for other info and insights to help support your family!

    • 49 min
    The Fathers of Feeding Tampa Bay

    The Fathers of Feeding Tampa Bay

    On this special Father's Day edition of Stick a Fork in It, we welcome a few of the food bank's new and long-time fathers to share stories of the work, play, and growth that goes into raising their little ones. Matt hosts our co-workers Pete, Khalil, and Lemuel, who have sons and daughters ranging from toddlers to teens and beyond, and a truckload of funny and meaningful stories that naturally come with the territory of parenthood. Tune in to learn how they manage their work-life balance, create loving connections with their family, and learn from their own childhood experiences to be the best fathers they can be. To all the dads out there we say, Happy Father's Day!

    Follow us on all our social media platforms @FeedingTampaBay for more fun insights into our world and the amazing staff that helps us lift up our community every single day!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Feeding Hungry Pets with Melissa Pratt of PetSmart Charities

    Feeding Hungry Pets with Melissa Pratt of PetSmart Charities

    We all love our furry friends, and the last thing we want is to see them going hungry when we fall on hard times. That's why PetSmart Charities decided to team up with Feeding America, to make sure that pet owners didn't have to make difficult choices in trying to support themselves. Tune in to learn how PetSmart and Feeding Tampa Bay worked together to provide dog, cat, and people food to families during the pandemic, and how you can help support that mission going forward!

    Follow us on social media @FeedingTampaBay to learn about the other partners that make our mission of ending hunger possible, and how you can join the movement, too.

    • 26 min
    The Well Builds Bikes that Move People Forward ft. Jon Dengler of WellBuilt Bikes

    The Well Builds Bikes that Move People Forward ft. Jon Dengler of WellBuilt Bikes

    Recorded on location at the WellBuilt Bikes shop in the University Mall, we talk philanthropy and philosophy with grassroots community organizer, Jon Dengler. He shares how a single conversation with a homeless neighbor led him to build an organization that works tirelessly to support people struggling with poverty and independence. From opening his home to the unhoused, to starting community gardens, to providing free bikes to customers who complete a bit of community service -- Jon has collaborated with like minds to move mountains for people, without the backing of any major corporate or government funding. Tune in for an inspiring story that will help you to see poverty differently, and how much something small like a working bicycle can mean in helping someone out of a rut in their life.

    Follow us on social media for more stories like this one @FeedingTampaBay!

    • 53 min
    Creating A Hub for Humanity with Mary Brown of Gulfside Elementary

    Creating A Hub for Humanity with Mary Brown of Gulfside Elementary

    What if your child could get a dental check-up without having to leave school? And if your elderly neighbor could get food for free when their money is tight? And if someone could help you navigate confusing government programs online? Well at Gulfside Elementary, all of these things are made possible through the Community Partnership program they are a part of -- and the services offered are available to students, families, and any other residents in the area who need help.

    On this episode we're joined by the Gulfside Hub director, Mary Brown. And she explains not only how the program works, but how they've already seen amazing, measurable results in the few short years that it's been open. Tune in to learn how community partners have come together to support Gulfside and other schools all over Florida. And follow @FeedingTampaBay on any social platform to see how we're providing support too, so you can get involved!

    • 26 min
    Cereal for Summer Kicks Off with Kathryn Bursch of 10 Tampa Bay

    Cereal for Summer Kicks Off with Kathryn Bursch of 10 Tampa Bay

    It's become a tradition over the past 7 years for us to collect thousands of cereal boxes during the summer, to help feed children who normally depend on their schools for breakfast. And we have Kathryn Bursch and her team from local news station 10 Tampa Bay to thank for coming up with the idea and putting it into action. This year's collection is already underway, and Kathryn joins us on today's episode to tell you a bit about Cereal for Summer, and how you can get involved to help feed hungry children! Visit Cerealforsummer.org for more information.

    And follow us on social media @FeedingTampaBay to see all the wonderful work being done by our partners like General Mills, who donated over 85 thousand boxes of cereal directly to Feeding Tampa Bay this year!

    • 14 min

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