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United Way Suncoast Brings Strategic Vision Into Focus

United Way Suncoast unveiled its new strategic vision in a special one-hour virtual presentation on Sept. 9. Hosted by 10 Tampa Bay Brightside anchor Frank Wiley, the presentation featured CEO Jessica Muroff guiding viewers through a series of conversations about how United Way Suncoast, one of the region’s leading nonprofits, plans to continue lifting up…

New plan created to improve grade-level reading in Manatee County

By Anna Bryson Staff Writer  There are 32 elementary schools in Manatee County and 49% of third-graders are not reading on grade level. At 10 Title 1 schools, that number rises to 75%. Children who read on grade level by the end of third grade, statistics show, are more likely to graduate high school and have higher…

Feeding Tampa Bay wants to do more than feed needy families

By Christopher O’Donnell TAMPA — A free meal from a food bank can serve as an instant boost for a family struggling to afford to be able to eat. But when that family still needs help the following day, and the following week, free meals alone are not the answer. That’s the theory behind a major…

Florida Airport Sets Up Food Bank For Unpaid TSA Agents

The federal government isn’t paying many of its workers, so others are stepping up, including an airport, nonprofit organizations and chef José Andrés. A Florida airport is helping make sure hundreds of federal employees who work there will be able to put food on the table while they work without pay during the ongoing partial government…

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