At Mosaic, we know that to help the world grow the food it needs, our work must extend to our backyard. That is why we partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Through the Goals for Food Program, we help those experiencing food insecurity in the communities where we operate.
For every goal scored by the Lightning during regular season home games, we donate $500 and $5,000 for every hat trick scored to Feeding Tampa Bay and 13 regional food bank partners. Every dollar donated supplies ten meals. During the 2020-2021 season, we raised $49,000 towards hunger relief programs in Central Florida.
To date, the Goals for Food program has raised $800,000 to help those most vulnerable to food insecurity.
Mosaic’s President and CEO, Joc O’Rourke and Senior Vice President – North America, Bruce Bodine joined Elizabeth Frazier, Executive Director of the Lightning Foundation (left) and Marc Spencer, Board Vice Chair of Feeding Tampa Bay (right) to present this year’s total.
“We have partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning through the Goals for Food program for eight seasons,” shares Bruce. “In that time, we have provided over eight million meals to those most vulnerable to food insecurity in Florida. We are proud of the positive impact this annual partnership makes in local communities that our employees call home.”
Funds raised through Goals for Food are distributed to the following organizations:
- All Faiths Food Bank
- Cutting Edge Ministries Inc.
- Feeding Florida
- Feeding Tampa Bay
- Giving Alliance of Myakka
- Hardee Help Center
- Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
- Help of Fort Meade
- Meals on Wheels of Tampa Inc.
- Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Inc.
- Mulberry Community Service Center Inc.
- United Food Bank and Services of Plant City, Inc.
- VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly)
Virtual Food Drive
At the end of each season, we host a food drive alongside the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Club and Feeding Tampa Bay. This year, with consideration for Covid precautions, we hosted it virtually in lieu of a physical food collection night.
Donations collected from this year’s virtual event will add to the over 34,000 meals collected at food drives from 2015-2018. *
*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we were unable to host in-person food drives in at the end of the 2019 and 2020 seasons.