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Helping you attain food for a lifetime

Feeding Tampa Bay recognizes that it takes more than food to fight hunger. We employ a model that focuses not only on food for today, but also food for tomorrow, and eventually food for a lifetime. Programs like FRESHforce help connect you to job training opportunities, rejoin the workforce, and provide a pathway to self-sustainability.

Seasonal Barista Training program powered by Starbucks

During this week-long training program, learn the barista basics – like the origins of coffee, different types of roasts, espressos, teas, and more! Gain the skills and customer service training you need to thrive in the barista field.

Check out our upcoming cohorts below if you are interested in starting a career in the hospitality industry, growing your professional skills, building relationships with customers, and showcasing your energetic personality.

Must be 18 years or older to apply.

FRESHforce Barista Training with Starbucks in Pasco

April 3 - April 7, 2023

One Stop Shop (OSS) Stallings Building
15029 14th Street
Dade City, FL 33523

Applications are now closed.

FRESHforce Barista Training with Starbucks in Pinellas

April 24 - April 28, 2023

Feeding Pinellas Empowerment Center
6330 54th Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33709

Applications are now closed.

Become a partner of FRESHforce

If you have questions about the program or are interested in becoming a FRESHforce partner, please contact Mike Perkins at or 813-596-5943.

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