Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will hand off 400 Publix gift cards, worth $25 each, to Tampa Bay area victims of Hurricane Irma tomorrow.
The donation from the Florida State University alum is part of a relief effort with Feeding Tampa Bay and the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc.
Feeding Tampa Bay will provide 35 pounds of food to each family at a late afternoon event at the CDC office on Hillsborough Avenue. The food goods are being offered after Irma knocked out power throughout the Tampa Bay area.
The CDC is targeting “areas of greatest need,” including residents of low-income communities and families with children and seniors, Ernest Coney, CEO and president of CDC of Tampa, Inc., said in a press release.
“The generosity of Jameis Winston, Feeding America and other local partners, allows us to continue to lift spirits and help families to get back on their feet,” Coney said.
— By Jim Turner and Dara Kam.