Restaurants and grocery stores across the country are experiencing food shortages and delays.

That has consumers paying more as we continue to see supply chain disruptions.

Food banks are feeling the effects as well, and as we enter into the holiday season, donations and governmental assistance is very much needed.

Depending on their location, food banks face different concerns.

So how are the Tampa and Orlando regions managing? And what are local elected officials doing or can do to help address the shortages?


  • Commissioner Harry Cohen, Hillsborough County, District 1
  • Evelisse Bookhout, Executive Director, Hands of Hope America
  • Karlette Karras, CEO, Serenity‚Äôs Grace