TBNEH ANNOUNCES EFSP GRANT AWARDS
TBNEH leads a powerful Local Board responsible for administering the US government’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) in Tampa Bay. Recently, more than $800,000 in grant awards were announced to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas within Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
EFSP dollars were recently awarded in Tampa Bay to these deserving organizations:
|Beth-El Farmworker Ministry||CASA|
|Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc.||Catholic Charities|
|Dawning Family Services||Daystar Life Center|
|ECHO||Feeding Tampa Bay|
|EPIC-EMPATH Health||Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services|
|Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Inc.||Homeless Emergency Project, Inc. (HEP)|
|Mary & Martha House||Pinellas Opportunity Council|
|Metropolitan Ministries||Salvation Army Clearwater|
|Society of St. Vincent de Paul||Salvation Army St. Petersburg|
|Tampa Jewish Family Services||St. Petersburg Free Clinic|
|The Salvation Army||St. Vincent de Paul CKRC|
|The Spring of Tampa Bay||Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center|
|United Food Bank and Services of Plant City||The Kind Mouse|
The true gift of TBNEH comes from its many hardworking member organizations. The Shepherd Center is a wonderful example of the Network’s nonprofit members.
THE SHEPHERD CENTER
304 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL
Monday &Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am – 1:30pm
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center provides compassion, basic support, and assistance to those in northern Pinellas County who need it most. Founded in 1974, the Shepherd Center has grown into a cornerstone for families and individuals who find themselves in crisis. With a focus on families, the elderly, the homeless, and others in need, The Shepherd Center feeds the hungry, clothes the poor, gives hope, empowers to seek independence, and provides social support. Their services include a food pantry, community kitchen, family services, mentoring, job training, and referrals to community partners.
WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
While Chef Kevin McGinnis is best known for his high-end dishes, he has not forgotten the challenge of cooking for a family on a budget. He recommends that you try this economical, but tasty recipe on your family.
Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe
5 cups Fettuccine (a little more than half a 1-lb. package)
2 cans of tuna
1 can of cream of celery soup
1 can of peas or other veggies
½ cup breadcrumbs
2 tbsp butter, softened
½ cup grated cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a quart of water to a boil and cook the pasta in salted water until cooked through, but firm. Drain and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta with the tuna, cream of celery, peas and peas of vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer into a baking dish.
- Combine the breadcrumbs with the butter and cheese and top the tuna mixture.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and bubbly.
Need food assistance?
If you or someone you know needs food assistance, there are resources available—regardless of your age, background, or immigration status. To find local food programs across the Tampa Bay Area, go to the Tampa Bay Area Network to End Hunger’s comprehensive guide of what’s available in your area. To learn more, visit here.
TBNEH along with community Partners like Car Credit, are committed to finding solutions to end hunger in Tampa Bay.