Read It in the Morning Paper, Hunger Edition

  • JENKINS INITIATIVE: A $253,000 gift from the George W. Jenkins Foundation will enable United Way and Feeding Tampa Bay to set up 16 food pantries in parts of Polk County where many families lack access to healthy food.
  • MOUNT TABOR: After county commissioners declined 4-1 to waive $3,680 in permit fees for Mt. Tabor Baptist Church to rebuild its tornado-destroyed food pantry, local businesses are providing the funds. Commissioners said they didn’t want to set a precedent in waiving fees.