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United Food Bank and Services of Plant City, Inc.

Annual Report 2020-2021

Providing a Hand Up and Not a Hand Out

To provide assistance for those in need, moving them from a state of hunger





Senior hunger

is something

this food bank

knows too well.

Seeing the

need and toll


are seeking to

alleviate—and

eventually to

eliminate—food insecurity among our

seniors in the nine communities that

we serve in East Hillsborough. One





be a projected 118 million individuals


than half again what it is today.

No matter how independent some





provide for their most basic needs. This

includes the inability to secure enough

food or the proper nutrition. Their

independence will be compromised.




and even family.






seniors were not receiving the meals





in provisions where United Food Bank

and Services could make a difference.


a smaller portion of the total senior


food costs rising along with demand.

Some seniors cannot afford the cost


sliding-fee arrangement.

The need for United Food Bank to






Green delivering to the community


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Classes .................................................


and Outcomes ..................................


Empty Bowls Event .........................



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UFBPC is

proud to

announce

it has been

awarded a

Four Star

Rating

with Charity Navigator. This



and outperforms most charities


2

United Food Bank

and Services of Plant City

“Our vision is to stamp out hunger in East

Hillsborough County and raise the standard of





PROGRAMS

Feeding Our Future: Provides food bags for

school and college students during out-of-


Feeding Our Legacy: Provides food and


Monthly Mobile Pantry Distribution: Takes


drive-thru basis

Holiday Meals:

Thanksgiving and Christmas

Outreach Services:







outreach to low-income areas

In-House Work Experience Internships:

Hillsborough Education Foundation with Bank



Source

Partnerships: Hillsborough Community







Volunteers:



employees

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seniors lives alone in this country.







there is very little left for food



United Food Bank clients report



















model to deliver food in the community where the needs




family residential properties that United Food Bank now


Feeding Our

program will supply an assortment of health food to



creative menu planning with fresh produce and fruit options

in cooperation with our local farmers and new

gleaning partner.

Mary Heysek


Fundraising: From Plant City Stadium to Amalie Arena




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fundraiser of the year.

Originally known as Celebrity



inaugural theme last year

was Tailgate

perfectly with our very own

Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the

Super Bowl. The casual evening



Chutes performing precision aerial parachute landings.


Evening

on Evers


F


the needs of the hungry in Central Florida through the

Goals for Food












designated agencies were able to


Wish Farms’ Open House


present check to UFBPC



O

Farms celebrated

the grand opening of


foot headquarters in


campus. This international

grower and marketer of

strawberries and other


relationship with the



and to the entire family

and company that they

remain headquartered

in Plant City. The grand

opening celebration

was complete with a

music festival known as





United

Food

Bank

Fle et

The



increased demand for services. Two of these vehicles


Gratitude for Our

Contracted Partners

(Individual Donors Recognized and Honored Separately)

Hillsborough County

Capital Support


Bristol Myers Squibb




















Star Distribution



TECO







participate in local hunger relief efforts

ith an increase

in service

delivery over this last


a pivot in United


model to incorporate










Healthy Cooking Classes


volunteer turned

employee with United



ing

the new culinary cart


is instructing food bank






Bank with a matching grant to purchase a portable


UFBPC ANNUAL EXPENSES FOR FISCAL

YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2021






DONATIONS OF INBOUND FOOD IN POUNDS

BY PERCENT









Hunger Programs Fundraising General/Administration


Grocery Stores, Distributors, Other Food Donations

Cash Food Purchases

Feeding America (via Feeding Tampa Bay)





US Census ACS 5-Year Survey 2015-2019)

Plant City

Hillsborough County

Per Capita Income $25,898 Per Capita Income $32,343































Feeding Our Future

recipient

Services Provided





5,899


Seffner 5,899


2,881

288




FY 2019-20




FY 2020-21




Volunteers in action


Feeding Our Future



Feeding Our Future program to provide food security


outcomes. The program works with nine local


schools and one community

college in East Hillsborough

County. Supplemental food is shared in weekly bags








Pet Hunger Program

U

a Pet Hunger Program for the



too many pet owners seeking to

meet their own food insecurity

while also requesting assistance



are inundated with abandoned

and her pet

animals during the pandemic

from households no longer able to care for (or simply



so more consistently by supplying emergency pet care


Colonel

Thomas St.

ents

check

to Gayle



Thank you to Sheriff Chad Chronister and the Hillsborough County




11th Annual Empty Bowls & 3rd Annual Run for Hunger

The Empty Bowls

to make a positive difference in his community. UFBPC added this fundraiser


community always looks forward to this annual opportunity to raise awareness about

the cause of hunger. Tickets to the event include choice


of a handcrafted ceramic bowl made by students in





The Fork

run for hunger that precedes Empty Bowls





Empty Bowls

Hillsborough County school

students paint bowls for the

Empty Bowls fundraising

event.


Commendation from

Our Commissioners

Gleaning Partnership

Pandemic Response

Hillsborough County

Board of County

Commissioners



pandemic response

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came a new resource for United Food Bank through


This federal program helps supplement the diets


supplying them with emergency food assistance at







each state receives is based on unemployment and







Terrance Green with

gleaned vegetables

United Food Bank forged a new





The food bank has participated in two gleaning





fruits and vegetables after the growers have


giving to those most in need. UFBPC will coordinate

volunteer groups to glean on its behalf locally.


Born to migrant farm workers from

Mexico, Magali Garcia and her family

are recipients of UFBPC services. Magali

has now been employed with us for

almost two years. Graduating with an

Associate’s degree in the spring of 2021,

she began nursing school in the fall. She

is a valuable addition to UFBPC, being

extremely hardworking, reliable, and

always positive.


to lead a health

literacy class

Gayle Tindle of UFBPC formalized a

diaper program in 2020. Diapers

and other baby items come from

community members, Publix, RMS,

and the Children’s Home. An average

of 88 diaper packs a month have been

given out so far in 2021. An adequate

number of diapers and

changes prevents rashes

and infections, and also

prevents parents from

having to miss work if they

lack the required amount

of diapers for childcare.


www.ufbpc.org

Upcoming Food Bank Events

Saturday, 11.13.21



• Empty Bowls






Saturday, 2.5.22




United Food Bank and Services of Plant City, Inc.


Providing a Hand Up and Not a Hand Out

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UFBPC Board

Chair’s Report

Board of Directors


Earl Biggs









Bruce Rodwell

Bruce Sperry

Beth Tancredo




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too great to face on their own.


being fed nutritious meals unless they were in



food bank as part of the Feeding Our Future

Program—each week of the summer—to the

doorsteps of vulnerable children and families in

our community.








City Chamber of Commerce (four terms ending in



Bealsville Eagles Youth Football and Cheerleading


for Bealsville and a creator of the local database









up Brandon as part of our service area in the last


completed by a local architect to point us toward


would like to see a green building design to add




and help those in need.

William Thomas, Sr.

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