TAMPA, FLA. -- This afternoon at Pin Chasers bowling alley in Tampa, Metropolitan Ministries launched its "Be Hope to My Hungry Neighbor" campaign with the help of local celebrities.
10 News anchor, Dion Lim, threw a couple of strikes down the lanes alongside Mayors Bob Buckhorn (Tampa) and Rick Kriseman (St. Petersburg).
The event helped Metropolitan Ministries raise money to feed homeless families in the Bay Area.
"It launches the holiday giving campaign," said Metropolitan Ministries Associate Director of Community and Media Relations, Gwen Harmon. "We wanted to start off in the summer. We wanted to get people out here to start giving in an easy, fun way and then for the holiday season to come back to our tent and volunteer."
This was the inaugural bowling event for Metropolitan Ministries, which aims to help families facing homelessness in the Bay Area. Harmon says the group hopes to make the bowling event an annual thing in the community. That would help them reach their goals of feeding families in need.
"It only takes $1.76 for us to provide a single meal," she said. "This event today means that we have raise enough money already to provide 3,000 meals for the homeless."
If you would like to donate to Metropolitan Ministries, you can contact them by phone (813) 209-1000 or give online.