On April 11, Mosaic joined regional food partners for the 11th annual Goals for Food night with the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Florida. This year’s Goals for Food marked an important milestone as Mosaic surpassed more than $1 million donated through the program.

Since 2013, Mosaic has teamed up with the Lightning for Goals for Food, a program focused on ending food insecurity across West Central Florida. As part of the partnership, Mosaic donates $1,000 for every goal and $1,500 for every hat trick scored by the Lightning during home games to regional food partners. Since the start of program in 2013, Mosaic has donated more than 10 million meals to help end local hunger. This year, Mosaic donated $149,000 to 13 food partners, bringing the 11-year total to more than $1 million donated.

“The $1 million milestone is truly a testament to how critical this partnership is in our community,” said Chris Johnson, Sr. Social Responsibility Specialist at Mosaic. “Food insecurity is a global issue, and we’re proud to do our part to help put food on the table for so many. We’re grateful to be able to support our food partners who do such incredible work in our communities.”

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According to Feeding America, about one in six people, including one in four children, are food insecure in Tampa Bay. To further help hunger relief efforts, Mosaic and the Lightning hosted a food drive for Metropolitan Ministries in Ford Thunder Alley prior to the April 11 game. Metropolitan Ministries serves 63,000 people each month through hunger relief programs. Lightning fans showed up with tremendous support, completely filling the large barrels the nonprofit had brought to the game.

The donations will be put to good use. According to Tim Marks, President and CEO of Metropolitan Ministries, the nonprofit has recently seen a 15% increase in the number of senior citizens needing food resources.

“At Metropolitan Ministries, we say nothing good happens without the community’s support,” said Marks.  “And Mosaic’s leadership in food insecurity, along with the Lightning, makes a difference. We’re amazed by the generosity. The things we’re doing tonight are going to make a difference in these families’ lives.”

Mosaic employees who attended also showed their support. The event was extra special for Amy Glenn, Administrative Assistant at Mosaic’s Four Corners facility. The Lightning game was the first NHL game for both her and her husband.

“It was extra special to be there for Mosaic’s recognition,” she said. “It’s such a great opportunity and I love that Mosaic is supporting such a great cause. I feel very fortunate to work for such a wonderful company that is committed to helping others.”

To learn more about the Goals for Food program and our food partners, click here.