Serve Tampa Bay

Even in this time of COVID-19, we can serve our city in creative ways! Check out these opportunities to make a difference. And make sure you use the hashtag #lovingtampabay so we can celebrate the impact you’re making!

Join us in the community for yard work, gardening, or clean up!

Join a team to clean indoors and outdoors, to prepare for reopening.

Did you know that every time you donate blood, you save 3 lives? Blood banks are low in Tampa right now, and we can help with this critical need.

Sort donations or serve food at one of our local meal partners.

Take a moment to send a card to someone living at a local elderly facility. Encouragement goes a long way these days! 

Are you a foster family at GFC or do you have a heart to serve foster families?

Would you like to help get food where it’s needed most? Join our food delivery team, where you’ll be notified about upcoming food delivery events.

Did you know that you can find all of our social media graphics to use on your own accounts at gfc.photography? Grab a graphic, post an invite to our online services, and tag a friend!

These are a few elderly homes where GFC partners by sending volunteers during our Serve Saturday events. Even though we can’t visit in person, we know that these notes will bring a smile to their faces! Thank you for taking the time to send a note of encouragement! 

Liberty Manor Home for Veterans
10015 N. 9th Street
Tampa, FL  33612

The Colonnade at Carrollwood
13550 South Village Drive
Tampa, FL 33618

Angels Senior Living 
3330 S. MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL  33629

Centro Place Apartments 
1302 East 21st Avenue
Tampa, FL  33605

We have amazing local partners that are feeding our neighbors in need. Here are the links to their volunteer calendars so you can register yourself for an opportunity that works for you! 

At Trinity Cafe, you’ll help serve guests in a restaurant like setting. They’ve adjusted to a grab and go model for now, and would love your help: https://volunteer.feedingtampabay.org/calendar

At Feeding Tampa Bay, you can serve in the warehouse by sorting donations, or at one of their mobile food pantries: https://volunteer.feedingtampabay.org/calendar

At Metropolitan Ministries, you can volunteer in their warehouse: https://www.metromin.org/individual-volunteering/hillsborough-county/

 

Hope Rising Prison Ministry is a local outreach that serves incarcerated individuals and their families. Our Mission is to Initiate Hope, Awaken Purpose, and Restore Families. Due to the pandemic, we are not able to serve in the facilities, however, if you would like to learn more about prison ministry and be added to our waiting list, please email hoperising@gfconline.com.

The Soup Kitchen meets in the University area community, every Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, where we serve a hot dinner to our hungry and homeless neighbors in Tampa. Children ages 10 and up are welcome to serve alongside their parents or guardians. Please register to find out more. 

Register for Soup Kitchen

 

Questions can be submitted to soupkitchen@gfconline.com.

Supporting Foster Families

Grace Family Church loves our Foster, Kinship and Adoptive families! We want to support them in tangible, yet practical ways. We also seek to serve local struggling families to help them overcome a potential family disruption into foster care. With opportunities ranging from simply praying over needs, or responding to meet the incidental requests that come up in times of transition, to committing to walk closely alongside these families in their journey, we have ways for everyone to get involved!

If you are currently fostering, we would love to connect you to this support ministry.

To learn more about volunteering or if you are fostering, please email foster@gfconline.com.

Thirty minutes a week can make a huge difference in a child’s life! We have mentorship teams active at Lanier Elementary and Buchanan Middle School. Come to one of our upcoming Interest Meetings, where you’ll learn more about mentorship and how to get involved. Please register, so we can plan for you! 

Questions? Email schools@gfconline.com to learn more about how to get involved.