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Soup cans make a point

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 12, 2007


TAMPA 

To raise awareness of the plight of needy families this holiday season, volunteers lined up about 15,000 cans of donated soup Tuesday in Lykes Gaslight Square Park. Tampa's Metropolitan Ministries hope it will boost donations to its Holiday Center. Officials first thought 15,000 families would register; 21,000 asked for "boxes of hope" to feed a family of four for three days and "bags of joy" stuffed with toys.

To learn more

To learn more about Metropolitan Ministries, visit the agency's Web site at www.metromin.org.