Metropolitan Ministries Hurricane Help

Hurricane Idalia Relief: How to volunteer and where to donate

The Tampa Bay community was mostly spared by the worst of Hurricane Idalia and now we are pulling together to help our neighbors to the north and even those who experienced damage in our area.

There are several ways you can assist whether it’s by giving your time or donating money to help with relief efforts.

We will be updating this post as donation and volunteer opportunities become available to assist those recovering from Idalia.

Feeding Tampa Bay

Feeding Tampa Bay is part of the area’s Emergency Operations Command and they are activating volunteers to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia.

You can make a donation and/or sign up for a volunteer shift with Feeding Tampa Bay’s Emergency Response Volunteer Team. There are shifts available at area mobile food pantries for ages 13 and older. You will need to wear closed-toed shoes.

Throughout the year, kids ages 5 and older can volunteer alongside a parent at the main warehouse in Tampa.


Metropolitan Ministries

We expect details soon about hurricane relief-specific ways you can help, but this is an organization that works daily like Feeding Tampa Bay to help our neighbors in need. There are ongoing volunteer and donation opportunities here.

BabyCycle St Pete

This local non-profit that collects and distributes diapers and other baby items to local families in need is now collecting for those impacted by Hurricane Idalia. They need things like diapers, toiletries, toothbrushes/toothpaste, women’s hygiene supplies, toilet paper, and paper towels. Learn more at


Volunteer Florida

You can donate your time or money to help support our Florida neighbors impacted by Hurricane Idalia. There are several different volunteer opportunities with different organizations throughout the state which you can sign up for. Learn more at


Five Florida Hotel Rooftop Bars to Host Hurricane Idalia Relief Event on September 7

Help support those impacted by Idalia with a night out at a local rooftop bar during the “Raising the Roof for Hurricane Idalia Relief” next Thursday, Sep. 7. A percentage of sales from the night will benefit the American Red Cross Hurricane Idalia Fund.