Ultimate Medical Academy Donates $10,000 in Partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay
Tampa, Fla., May 20, 2019 – Ultimate Medical Academy, a nonprofit healthcare educational institution, on Thursday announced a partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay (FTB), which focuses on assisting food insecure families in West Central Florida.
“Feeding Tampa Bay has two key focuses in the work we do – creating health and capability in the 600,000 individuals we serve across our 10-county region,” said FTB President & CEO Thomas Mantz. “Ultimate Medical Academy is a strategic partner that can help us achieve these goals and create long-term solutions in the lives of those we serve.”
UMA leaders met at the FTB warehouse and presented a check for $10,000. This donation is enough to provide 100,000 meals for people who are food insecure in the Tampa Bay area. UMA leaders also participated in a food sorting volunteer shift of 12,211 pounds of food that equates to 10,176 more meals.
“UMA is proud to support such a respected community partner and work toward ensuring that no member of our cherished Tampa Bay area community has to wonder where their next meal is coming from,” UMA Senior Vice President of Human Resources Beth Garland said. “We are looking forward to an active partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay and helping them to achieve their mission of changing lives one meal at a time.”
About Feeding Tampa Bay
As the backbone of hunger relief in the region, Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community, serving a food-insecure population of more than 600,000 people in a 10-county area. Feeding Tampa Bay recovers surplus food donations from local growers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and organized community food drives and distributes it to those in need through a partnership network of 500 faith-based and other incorporated nonprofit hunger relief organizations. Feeding Tampa Bay provide more than 4 million meals every month to those who would otherwise go hungry.