Stick A Fork In It

Stick A Fork In It

What is #StickAForkInIt? a show about the groundbreaking work being done in Tampa Bay and the influencers that elevate this top market to one of the most innovative and compassionate places to live, work and play. A 10-county region where hunger is addressed in a meaningful way, our neighbors are advocated for daily and our community’s most inspiring leaders align to lift our neighbors to a space of health and capability. Hosted by just a few of the dynamic team at Feeding Tampa Bay, we invite you to listen in and find out how you can join the movement and please follow us for updates on our work or leave us a message on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube all @FeedingTampaBay. Talk at you soon!... Show More

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October 25, 2020 56 min

Keri is an entrepreneur with a heart of gold, who for the past 11 years has been helping companies around Tampa Bay create an environment that their employees can feel comfortable in and proud of. In this episode she explains the philosophy that guided her to her role as an uplifter of human morale, and the many methods she's learned along her journey.

 

Then stay tuned for WTFB to learn how our own Chief Culture Officer, Jayci P...

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October 11, 2020 67 min

Some people find a mission in life, and rather than waiting until everything falls into place, they start placing everything that's needed on their own. For years our guest and dear friend, Jeff Darrey, has been feeding a hot, healthy meal to people in our community without a single question as to why they might need it. And not long ago, his restaurant, Trinity Cafe, merged with Feeding Tampa Bay to combine our efforts and hel...

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September 27, 2020 3 min

As Summer becomes Fall, we're also moving into a new season on Stick A Fork In It! We're thrilled with the repertoire of exciting guests we've had on the show already, and looking forward to the insights and stories to come. If you missed any of our previous episodes, now is the perfect time to get caught up before a new lineup begins on Sunday, October 11th!

 

And follow @FeedingTampaBay on Facebook, Twitter, Instagr...

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September 13, 2020 48 min

We're so lucky to have amazing partners like Florida Blue, with wonderful folks like Rick Bennett who sit on our board. Rick joins us on this episode to discuss the ways that Florida Blue prioritizes the health of Floridians, by ensuring that they're not only well-fed, but fed the right foods to maintain their health. And our Chief Development Officer, Kelley Sims, joins us on "What The Food Bank?" to share the exci...

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On this week's episode we welcome Chief Dan Slaughter of the Clearwater Police Department to the warehouse. We talk about all the ways that law enforcement helps us run our massive new "megapantries" as well as his department's "Park, Walk, and Talk" policy that helps them to better connect with the residents of their communities. Also, tune in to hear from our own Rhonda Gindlesperger, Chief Officer of Oper...

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What is a power couple? One that changes the lives of millions of people side by side with Feeding Tampa Bay. On today’s episode we introduce you to board member Marie Chinnici-Everitt and her husband Tom Everitt who stand with us every day, in some meaningful way. From warehouse funding to personal shopping in our Publix Community Market. Marie uses her marketing skills and corporate backing from DTCC to guide our job development ...

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The unsung heroes amidst the pandemic are our healthcare workers, many behind the scenes. Joining us is VP of Government and Community Relations for BayCare, Keri Eisenbeis, discussing Covid from the front line. We’ll also dive in to the EXCITING new opportunities arising out of the partnership between BayCare and Feeding Tampa Bay -- like home meal delivery for recovering Covid patients, and our "Food RX" program, wherein ...

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July 19, 2020 61 min

Let’s start with Rule #7 because it’s that time of year and EVERYbody's favorite meteorologist, Denis Phillips is here to talk hurricane season. With the country still struggling under the weight of the pandemic, storm season feels like more of a threat than ever. But don’t freak out! We got you! Tune in to hear from him, as well as our Director of Operations, Jim Carpenter, who keeps Feeding Tampa Bay running smooth and leads ...

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One of our local faves and we know yours too, JJ Burton of ABC Action News joins us safely via Zoom to discuss reporting in a time of pandemic and protests, as well as how you can join us for “20 Days for Tampa Bay” all to help serve our struggling neighbors.

 

Follow JJ on Twitter @JJBurtonTV and our friends @abcactionnews too!

 

If you are in need of food don’t forget to visit  https://feedingtampabay.org/findfood to learn ab...

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With Florida Senator Jeff Brandes philanthropy is a family affair. Not only has he brought his kids to volunteer at our Pinellas mega pantry over the few past months but his wonderful and creative brood have dreamed up their own way to help fight hunger. Listen in as we ask about his experiences serving the community directly as well as in legislative sessions and hang tight for WTFB? where you get to meet the senator’s oldest daug...

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May 31, 2020 51 min

Can somebody explain where all the TP went? We have the guy. Brian West and Publix has been an avid supporter of Feeding Tampa Bay and the food banks in the states where their stores make ‘shopping a pleasure’. During the pandemic while many were complaining about paper products, Publix was making miracles happen connecting farmers with the people that needed them most. Listen in to learn how they continue to feed and supply their ...

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May 24, 2020 12 min

After a short break we are back with our hosts Matt Spence and Shannon Hannon-Oliviero, filling you in on the exciting news and updates coming out of Feeding Tampa Bay. Learn about recent changes and additions to our mobile pantries, as well as the huge meal milestones we're so proud to have hit in the past week. 

If you are in need of food, visit  https://feedingtampabay.org/findfood to learn about our programs and partners nea...

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April 27, 2020 58 min

If you don’t know Sean Daly, where have you been? Listen in and enjoy the lovefest because we’re not sure who appreciates who more. You’ll shed a tear or two, happy and meaningful due to the many stories Sean has already shared during our journey through this beast of a pandemic. There are moments with those that we serve and times with our team that leans in night and day to take care of our community. 

Follow Sean on Insta and Fac...

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April 20, 2020 41 min

Founded by military veterans, Team Rubicon began working in disaster relief in 2010, and has been growing as an elite response team ever since. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, they have been essential to our effort in keeping the residents of Tampa Bay nourished and safe. Longtime servant leader Chris Brewer joins on the show between shifts in the warehouse, to enlighten us about the efforts of his team, and the ways that peo...

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Cindy Stuart, the HCSB Member for District 3, fills us in on how students and families are handling the new virtual schooling program, and how schools are continuing to feed students during this uncertain time. Many students normally eat breakfast and lunch at school throughout most of the year, and hard-working administrators like Cindy are ensuring that they don't go hungry while schools are closed during the spring semester.

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April 3, 2020 40 min

In this time of crisis sports teams are on the bench but they are knocking it out of the park to help the community! We are thrilled to introduce you to Jenn Tran (representing Rays Baseball and Rowdies Soccer) to thank her for the donation of over 1 MILLION MEALS to the families of Tampa Bay. Learn all about how the team is handling the cancellation of their season, and all about the loyal partnership between the Rays, Rowdies, an...

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March 31, 2020 11 min

It's important to check in on our friends now more than ever, so on this special edition episode we had a conference call with Chef Rachel Bennett of The Library St. Pete to see how she is holding up during the widespread closures of our favorite local eateries. Tune in to hear how she's staying optimistic and busy during this uncertain time, and how you can help our community stay healthy and happy without risking your own...

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Crisis has hit Tampa Bay, our country and world. On this special edition our President and CEO, Thomas Mantz, joins us to explain how we're continuing to serve our community. Not only are children home from school, where some of them get most of their daily meals, but our elderly neighbors are at the highest risk of infection and many of them depend on programs like ours to bring them food. Tune in to learn about the services w...

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Watching someone succeed is inspiring and motivating for many, and Roberto Torres is the man to watch in Tampa Bay. An entrepreneur with a passion for giving his time, talent and treasure, Roberto has utilized his multiple growing businesses to improve the lives of those who need a lift. As a member of our board, he shares his talent as a businessman to help guide our mission along a successful path, and we couldn't be more gra...

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Ernest Hooper was a reporter and columnist for the Tampa Bay Times for 27 years, he now sits at the communications helm for the American Cancer Society. “Hoop” is a name that still resonates as a staple in Tampa Bay, covering everything from food festivals to sports and everything in between. A master storyteller, Ernest captures the hearts and imaginations of his readers and listeners, and both Feeding Tampa Bay and Trinity Café h...

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