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Responding to Food Insecurity in Florida with Gulf Coast JFCS

It’s Thanksgiving time and our thoughts turn to food and those who may not have it. Our friends from Gulf Coast JFCS joined us to discuss the many ways their programs address food insecurity in...

The Challenges of Affordable Housing

MidPoint takes up the challenges of Affordable Housing in the Tampa Bay region and what to do about it with former County Commissioner Kimberly Overman, Founder of the Housing Leadership Council of Tampa Bay, and...

Monthly food distribution will begin again in South Brooksville in February

To combat hunger and poverty, the monthly distribution of food will begin again in South Brooksville, Florida starting on February 2.

More Questions Than Answers?

What happened? How did we get to where less than one percent have more wealth than everyone else in America combined? Why are so many people holding down jobs but living in their cars because...

Radioactivity Thursday: New study reveals deep disparities between Tampa Bay’s black and white residents

August 27, 2020 The 2020 Regional Equity Report, released by the Tampa Bay Partnership, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and United Way Suncoast, reveals dramatic inequities for the region’s Black residents,...

In Tampa, people in poverty are forced to the edge of existence

“They would rather us starve than be allowed to live out here.” On the morning of September 3rd, Matthew Conway stood on a median in downtown Tampa holding a sign that read ‘Jesus loves you’,...
United Way report on poverty in working families of Tampa Bay

43% of Tampa Bay area working families are struggling: United Way report

According to a new report from the United Way, there are nearly three-and-a-half million households in Florida that could not afford basic needs like housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and technology in 2016....

Poor People’s Campaign travels to Tallahassee Monday

Fifty years after Martin Luther King, Jr., participated in the original Poor People’s Campaign to fight what he called the evils of militarism, racism and materialism, a new nationwide movement has sprung up. WMNF interviewed...
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How to participate in Toys for Tots

There’s still time left – but not much – to donate toys to needy families through the Toys for Tots program. WMNF News spoke with Pete Osman, president and CEO of the Marine Toys for...
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Feeding Tampa Bay draws attention to hunger problem

The group Feeding Tampa Bay is convinced that hunger is a bigger problem in the Tampa Bay area than many people realize. Its executive director, Thomas Mantz, says that’s why the group is hosting a...

Candidates for state senate seat all want to tackle poverty; just differently

Four Democrats are running for a State Senate seat that includes parts of Hillsborough and South Pinellas Counties. They faced-off at a forum in the Enoch Davis Center in St. Petersburg. But the pre-screened questions...

Fixing the Failure Factories: Pinellas school board candidates offer their plan

Pinellas County School Board candidates are sharing their ideas to change the school system. During a forum last Saturday at Childs Park Recreation Center in Saint Petersburg, three candidates acknowledged dire problems. But they differed...

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