Mayor of Tampa Bay Bob Buckhorn with Tony March

Another Day, Another Check from the Pay It Backward Foundation

April 9, 2019

By now, readers know Tony has a special place in his heart for Metropolitan Ministries.

“I just love all the work they do to help the underprivileged become self-sufficient,”   Tony says. “And here at the Pay It Backward Foundation, we hope people will be inspired by organizations like Metro, and its volunteers, to give of their time, talents and treasures to support causes in their own communities.”

While Tony usually heads to the kitchen for a volunteer shift when he goes to Metropolitan Ministries, today he brought his checkbook and paid a visit to CEO Tim Marks.

“I like to donate to the general fund so management can apply the money to the most needy program,”  Tony says.

While Metropolitan Ministries offers programs from counselling and financial services to temporary shelter and childcare, the $20,000 check Tony presented on behalf of the Pay It Backward Foundation will most likely help to pay for meals.

Last year, Metropolitan Ministries served 1,623,936 meals to hungry people throughout Tampa Bay. In fact, it receives requests for food more than any other service.

This Thursday, April 11, Metropolitan Ministries will host Bridge Builders 2019, its largest annual fundraiser.


You can bet that Tony will be there! Will you?