Now that we know the participants in this year’s NFL Super Bowl, which is scheduled for February 7, 2021, the NFL Foundation has announced that it is making a $250,000 donation to Feeding Tampa Bay (FTB).
The donation is spearheaded to combat food insecurity, which has been an increasing issue since the start of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The $250,000 donation will help FTB in its continued efforts to sc. The NFL and FTB will also launch a sweepstake to encourage local residents to fight hunger within their community.
“Each year, we look for meaningful ways to give back to our Super Bowl host city,” said Anna Isaacson, senior vice president of Social Responsibility for the NFL said in a written statement. “The past year has been unlike any other and we want to assist those who have been greatly impacted by the ongoing pandemic. We are hopeful that we will be able to help the restaurant industry and those facing food insecurity in the Tampa Bay area through the ‘Huddle to Tackle Hunger’ initiative, and that our efforts will leave a lasting impact on the community long after Super Bowl Sunday.”
All of the eateries selected to participate in ‘Huddle to Tackle Hunger’ were recommended by the NFL’s Super Bowl LV Business Connect program. That program was set up to create opportunities for experienced, diverse and certified local small business owners to compete for business opportunities that are related to NFL signature events. The donation will help expand FTB’s current food distribution program which expands the number of meals available, the number of participating restaurants and the delivery timeframes.
Tampa Bay residents have a chance to attend Super Bowl LV as the NFL has launched a volunteer-based sweepstake that will run through Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
During this time, interested volunteers can sign up to volunteer with FTB to fill critical needs for helping to safely continue feeding the community. Volunteers are needed for food packing and sorting to distribution in their Trinity Cafes and remote locations around the Tampa Bay area.