2017 Annual Holiday Gift Bag Drive

For many of our recipients, family or friends are far or few.  Age and lack of financial resources keep many of the elderly bound to their homes during the holidays.  Meals On Wheels of Tampa is making the season extra special by assembling and delivering holiday gift bags to each recipient.  This is our way of reminding our homebound and seniors they are not forgotten.  Each bag is filled with a variety of items, such as: calendar, ornaments, snacks, juices, personal items, and a special wrapped gift.  Many recipients often say this is the only gift they get all season. Help us gather items for the gifts bags this holiday season and help make our homebound neighbor’s holiday special. These gift bags are made possible by the many donations received from local businesses, faith-based groups, schools and individuals. Each year, the MOWTampa Board of Directors gather to help assemble and prepare the bags for delivery.

Volunteers will deliver the packed holiday gift bags on Saturday, December 16th. Sign up to deliver by visiting www.MOWTampa.volunteerhub.com

Get started!

  1. Request a decorated collection box for your business or group by emailing Lauren L.Vance@MOWTampa.org
  2. Your decorated collection box will be delivered at the beginning of November.
  3. Drop off your collection box at the Meals On Wheels of Tampa office (550 W. Hillsborough Ave.) on or before December 8th or we can pick it up.


Donations can be dropped off at the Meals On Wheels of Tampa office, 550 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33603.  Volunteers can give contributions to the Meals On Wheels truck driver or site supervisor at any of the pick-up sites at pick-up time.



We are so very grateful for the partnership of the community in Tampa. We had thousands of individuals and groups come together to collect items for the gift bags, sort items for the gift bags, pack the gift bags, wrap presents, and make generous contributions over the holiday season. All efforts are extremely valuable and we are sorry we cannot include everyone on this list. Please know that your contributions are vital to our mission.

Thank you to the following groups and individuals who have contributed to the holiday gift bag drive this year:


Items collected will be packed into reusable totes provided by:

Canterbury Towers


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