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Feeding Tampa Bay's Young Professionals Initiative

Who We Are

Cultivate is a group of emerging young leaders and college students (ages 18-24) dedicated to making a difference through action, awareness and advocacy to support Feeding Tampa Bay’s mission.

What We Do

Our members support Feeding Tampa Bay directly by volunteering time, talent and a rising voice. We advocate for Feeding Tampa Bay’s role in ensuring nobody goes hungry and shortening the line outside food banks across our communities.

We offer quarterly events in partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay, plus networking opportunities and pop up events. We have a selection of ways to get involved, including financially, by word-of-mouth, by social media sharing and by direct assistance with job preparation, resume building, financial consulting and more.

Our goal is to make a difference in our communities, one person at a time. Cultivate aims to fully engage and inspire the next generation of committed leaders who champion on Feeding Tampa Bay’s behalf.

Become a Member



Membership Engagement

Join the drive to fight hunger. One of the simplest ways you can contribute to Feeding Tampa Bay is to enlist in a food drive, either traditional or virtual.


We’ll provide all the tools to help you increase food supplies for our community’s hungry. Click the button below for tips, ideas and the necessary forms and materials to run a successful, stress-free event.

Host a Food Drive


Social media, business and personal networks


Mobile pantries, warehouse events, reviewing resumes


Quarterly events, networking nights (every six weeks), exclusive VIP opportunities with participating Board & Development Committee members


Staying informed via email, Facebook group, personal network, etc.


Food, funds and business clothes

Cultivate and Feeding Tampa Bay will partner for events each quarter such as Fork Fight, Epic Chef and Hunger Dinner, where members will receive reduced costs on tickets. Cultivate members are also invited to VIP receptions before each event, complete with positive networking opportunities among Feeding Tampa Bay Board Members and community leaders.

In addition to these quarterly events, Cultivate will also hold pop-up events and networking socials for new and prospective members.

How to Get Involved

Participants are encouraged to share their time, voice or donate to Feeding Tampa Bay as part of their Cultivate membership.

Corporate sponsorships are always welcomed and encouraged. If you have a young professional in your office who you would like to nominate for a Cultivate membership, please email with your organization’s name, your nominee’s name and contact information. Please note applications for Cultivate are currently closed and nominations would be held for future openings. 

Cultivate your leadership and community involvement – join our mission alongside Feeding Tampa Bay.

Feeding healthier futures starts today.


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