Give & Grub and help end hunger in Tampa Bay

Recently, through my association with the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was invited to attend an event that promised to not only fill my belly, but the bellies of hungry children throughout Tampa Bay.

Food insecurity runs rampant in Tampa, with one in four children going hungry on a daily basis. More than 700,000 individuals go hungry every single day in the Tampa Bay area. Many of those affected are children, but the elderly are also significantly impacted, with some having to choose between buying medication and buying food. 

People who are food insecure do not know where their next meal is coming from, and that is why Give & Grub was created. They want to help. And giving back has never tasted so good. All you have to do is buy a meal—it is that simple. For every meal purchased at our Give & Grub food truck, another meal will be donated by Laser Spine Institute to a child of a family in need.

Give & Grub food truck serves gourmet food, with a mission to help the hungry. You will enjoy delicious dishes that are sure to have your taste buds singing. Experience some of the Tampa Bay Lightning players’ favorite meals, such as the Cooper’s Candied Burger, named after Coach Jon Cooper. This decadent burger will entice your taste buds with candied jalapeños. Also featured is the Chicken Parmkos Sandwich—a chicken parmesan sandwich named after player Steven Stamkos.

I was able to see all the delicious items they have to offer on the Give & Grub food truck. 

 But hands down, my favorite was the Chicken Parmkos Sandwich.

They also unveiled a brand new steak sandwich. And it was very very very good. 

 They are still trying to come up with a name for this sandwich and are asking for your help! I submitted the name

"Tampa Bay Filppula for Steak." It's supposed to be a play on words with player Valtteri Filppula name being said like "Flips", so Tampa Bay Flips for Steak. Ya, a long shot I know Wink

The Tampa Bay Bloggers had a great time meeting Thunderbug, who is now an honorary member of our group!

 And of course, the opportunity to get many of together at the same time is always fantastic! It's always nice to catch up with old friends!


Do you want to try The Give & Grub food truck?

The Give & Grub food truck can be found at Tampa Bay Lightning home games on Thursdays and Saturdays, Tampa Bay Storm games and featured special events at the Amalie Arena. Check HERE for their schedule.

Or, take a stand against hunger with your co-workers! Arrange for the Give & Grub Food Truck to stop by your workplace. Simply send a request at

  • Follow Give & Grub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay update with the food truck’s stop schedule and giveback initiatives. 


    And don't forget, each time you use the hashtag #GiveandGrub they will donate one meal to a hungry child in Tampa Bay. It's THAT easy!

    Have you heard of the Give & Grub food truck? 

Comments (2) -

  • I vote for "Tampa Cheesesteak" or "Channelside Cheesesteak" ...damn that sandwich looks good. Going to lunch now.
  • Good to know you guys are helping those hungry / in-need people! We are doing the same thing here, for people who are far from the city (mostly forest living people) and teach them how to read and write. Hope by doing this, we do little changes to the universe Smile

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