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.
A look at those left behind by the economy
By Barbara Peters Smith Staff Writer Posted Feb 6, 2019 at 4:57 AM Updated Feb 6, 2019 at 7:34 AM United Way’s report on struggling households counts the cost of low wages While a humming investment environment and bubbling property values have helped restore financial stability to millions of Americans in the last decade, one sector — including many who don’t own stocks or homes […]
In a good economy, report reveals grim news for Florida families
By Christopher O’Donnell Published February 6 Updated February 6 Spending is up and unemployment down, which means Florida’s economic indicators have been heading the right way for several years.
New ALICE Report Shows 43% of Households on the Edge
Working together with surrounding United Ways, the new ALICE Report was just released by The United Ways of Florida’s central west coast (Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties) on February 6.
Can service workers afford to live on the Suncoast? New report may have the answer
By Duhane Lindo|February 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM EST – Updated February 8 at 8:27 AM SARASOTA (WWSB) – A new report by the united way shows nearly half of Florida families struggle to pay for basic needs such as housing and child care.