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Hillsborough County Extends Support for Food Relief Programs

Hillsborough County Extends Support for Food Relief Programs

Board of County Commissioners adds another $5 million from the American Rescue Plan Fund to nonprofit food relief programs

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted on Wednesday to extend the County's support of nonprofit food relief programs with another $5 million. This is the second $5 million allocation from the federal American Rescue Plan to fight food insecurity in Hillsborough County.

It is estimated that the population of County residents who face challenges with food access has grown from about 180,000 to 260,000 during the past two years. The racial disparity in food insecurity remains as the numbers have grown during the pandemic. Focusing on food insecurity with American Rescue Plan funding helps to meet the act's objective of an equitable recovery addressing the most vulnerable and underserved residents in the community.

The County will continue to partner with existing food providers to supply meals in the community.

These partners include:

Learn more about other programs funded by Hillsborough County American Rescue Plan Investment Plan.

Photo Information: Residents receive food assistance from Feeding Tampa Bay.

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