Calling all communicators

Our Lady’s Pantry is in need of additional persons to write grants.  Can you help?

“Our donations are down,” says director Tom Bullaro, “but our needs are increasing.  Pandemic-related unemployment benefits are ending soon.  And children are home during the summer, so families need even more food than had been true during the school year."

According to Feeding Tampa Bay, in fact, many of our neighbors are not just food insecure, they are nutrition insecure, meaning that the availability and affordability of foods that promote well-being and prevent or treat disease, are not currently accessible to them.  Without access, their long-term health hangs in the balance.

Our Lady’s Pantry provides fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutrient-rich foods to our clients every Saturday morning between 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Grant writers need not be professional writers or managers or have a background in journalism, communications, teaching, or public speaking.  They simply need to answer questions the grantor has asked.  We have current financial information at our fingertips to share — as well as intricate details about how many clients our Pantry has helped.

“Our current grant writers are happy to work closely with you to help you get started,” Bullaro says.  “We can also share copies of previous grants until you get the hang of what to do.  Applications must be submitted electronically, however, so you do need to be comfortable working on a computer.

“If you wish more information please contact me at:

“I look forward to hearing from you one day.”

To learn more about Our Lady’s Pantry, kindly visit

“And thanks!”