The Glazer Family, who own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have donated five million meals to Feeding Tampa Bay in an effort to help those impacted by COVID-19. Feeding Tampa Bay’s organization is dedicated to ensuring that everyone in the community has access to meals.
Through the Glazer’s donation, five counties will be able to necessary food and groceries for both children and senior citizens that can’t leave their homes due to the pandemic.
“During these difficult and uncertain times, it is critical that we come together to assist those who have been most impacted by the crisis,” Bucs’ Co-Owner Darcie Glazer-Kassewitz said. “Our family is extremely grateful to for the great work being done to ensure that meals are available throughout our communities. It is our hope that these five million meals will assist Feeding Tampa Bay in continuing to provide these essential resources and services that are so vital to so many.”
As a further assistance to the cause, the Glazer Vision Foundation’s Mobile clinic has been provided for Feeding Tampa Bay to help transport food over to numerous pick up sites for local citizens.
“In a crisis such as we’re experiencing today, we need heroes to help us make sure everyone has the most basic need met – a meal on the table today,” CEO of Feeding Tampa Bay Thomas Mantz said. “The donation of five million meals form the Glazer family is the largest of its kind to Feeding Tampa Bay during the COVID crisis and the impact to hose who are struggling with job loss, income uncertainty and the fear of not being able to feed their family is incalculable. On behalf of those we serve, our thanks to the Glazer family for their generosity.”
The Glazers have been very active in helping the community during this pandemic that have impacted so many around the world. Their contributions include donating $100,000 each to the City of St. Petersburg’s Fighting Chance Fund and the One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together Fund in the wake of this crisis.