Thousands of hard-working families struggle to make ends meet just to put food on the table.
According to the Pinellas Community Foundation, as many as 36,000 children in our county are food insecure; 7000 children are chronically hungry.
According to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, low-income households tend to rely on foods that are cheap and convenient to access but are often low in nutrients.
With your help, we can ensure that children and their families have access to nutritious food and no child goes to bed hungry in our city.
Positive Impact Ministries, founded in 2003 by Jay and Karalynne Brubaker, proactively addresses food insecurity, inequality, and the root causes of hunger.
In 2020, in response to the rising need for food during the COVID-19 pandemic, Positive Impact distributed enough fresh food to prepare more than 475,000 meals for individuals and families in the St. Petersburg community.
In 2023, that number increased to nearly 2 million meals, significantly impacting those facing hunger in our city.
For hundreds of thousands of our neighbors, dinner tables were fuller, burdens lighter, and children were no longer going to bed hungry because of generous people like you.
In partnership with Publix, Sam's Club, Aldi, and The Fresh Market, Positive Impact provides fresh, whole foods to over 700 families every Saturday at Tangerine Plaza on the corner of 18th Avenue South and 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg.
Everyone is welcome; no questions are asked.
Learn how Positive Impact is re-imagining hunger relief in ST. PETE and how you can get involved.
Receiving free groceries from Positive Impact every week at Tangerine Plaza means a great deal to me. It helps me and my neighbors who don't have transportation, and it helps with my grocery bill.
Positive Impact always goes above and beyond. This past Christmas, they not only provided my family with a Christmas ham but they also ensured that my three-year-old son had gifts under the Christmas tree.
I'm a single mom, a student at SPC, and a volunteer at Positive Impact, which is an amazing organization. Whenever I say my grace, I thank Positive Impact Ministries because it's where my food comes from.
I'm 19 years old. I grew up in the foster care system and group homes. I feel like God brought me to Positive Impact. I love to serve at the grocery distribution event every Saturday and give back to the community; it feels good and gives me a sense of belonging.
I pick up food for myself and my daughter, who has a family of 8. We've been through a lot of trials over the past two years. Karalynne Brubaker has prayed for us; she has become like a sister to me. I love her so much. She and this place is a blessing to us.
I was incarcerated for 10 ½ months last year. I knew that I needed to turn my life around, or I'd be in prison or dead. Positive Impact is helping me change my life and get back on my feet again. They pray for me and give me food to eat. I'm not sure what I would do without their help.
We do our best work when we approach the root causes of hunger from diverse perspectives. Positive Impact strives to foster a culture of inclusivity and respect. We're committed to identifying and removing barriers that prevent equitable outcomes by creating solutions for ALL to grow and thrive.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
~ John 13:34-35
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
~ Matthew 25:40
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
~ 2 Corinthians 9:7
Positive Impact Worldwide Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, so your donation will be 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution.