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TAMPA, FL – November 3, 2021 – Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS), in collaboration with Feeding Tampa Bay, announced the opening of a new food pantry at Broward Elementary School in Tampa. The pantry is part of a commitment by the defending Super Bowl Champions and Mosaic to tackle hunger in Tampa Bay by opening five food pantries in the region over the next five years. As local leaders with a shared dedication to supporting the community, the partnership seeks to enrich the lives of Bay-area families and is inspired by Mosaic's passion for addressing food insecurity, and the Buccaneers' extensive community platform to drive social change and empower youth.

"Mosaic's mission to help the world grow the food it needs is something we live by every day – and that includes tackling food insecurity in the communities where we operate and our employees live," said Ben Pratt, Mosaic Senior Vice President – Government and Public Affairs. "We know that to reach their full potential, children need to be well-nourished, so we're proud to join forces with the Buccaneers to ensure food security in Tampa Bay. This is a long-term commitment and we're excited to open this first pantry which will have a significant impact on children and families in Seminole Heights."

The first pantry, at Broward Elementary School in Tampa, serves approximately 300 families in the area, helping children and their families have access to a variety of foods, including perishable and non-perishable options. One in four children in Tampa Bay are food insecure – a number that is even higher in certain areas throughout the region. Broward Elementary is classified as a Title I School, where more than 90% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. As part of the pantry opening, Buccaneers guard Ali Marpet delivered a message to the students encouraging their families to begin utilizing the school's pantry for healthy foods that they can take home.

"This is truly a community-minded partnership, and we believe that strengthening this region starts with our youth," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. "Through this collaboration with our partners at Mosaic, we are committed to providing Feeding Tampa Bay with the resources and support for the children most in need. Launching this program at Broward Elementary will uplift the students and have an immediate and long-lasting impact on food security for families in the area."

In addition to the Buccaneers' ongoing initiatives to drive social change, in 2020 the Glazer family, owners of the franchise, donated five million meals to Feeding Tampa Bay toward pandemic relief. The Buccaneers and Mosaic will partner with Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the Feeding America network, to build and manage the pantries.

"When we think about hungry children, we need organizations that can really step into a problem like childhood hunger in a meaningful and significant way," said Thomas Mantz, Feeding Tampa Bay President and CEO. "The Buccaneers are a terrific organization that has done much to make sure that our community is thriving. Partnering with Mosaic, whose primary focus is to make sure we have the food we need around the world, I don't think you could find two better resources to help us lift the issue of childhood hunger in our community."

As part of the agreement, both the Bucs and Mosaic will be donating $10 each, per tackle during the team's 2021 regular season to Feeding Tampa Bay through the Tackling Hunger Fueled by Mosaic program. This commitment is the next step in Mosaic's long-term partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay. Since 2010, Mosaic has donated over $800,000 toward hunger relief in Tampa Bay through the partnership, including weekend backpacks for children, mobile food pantry expansion, warehouse improvements, purchasing much needed equipment including vehicles, among other capital expenses. Across the globe, Mosaic, The Mosaic Company Foundation, and The Mosaic Institute in Brazil in 2020 donated more than $14 million toward community investments, including nearly $2 million in pandemic aid with most of the assistance supporting food programs around the world.

*About Tampa Bay Buccaneers *The World Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the midst of their 46th season as members of the National Football League and compete in the National Football Conference's South Division. They were purchased by the late Malcolm Glazer in 1995 and are currently owned by the Glazer Family. Established in 1976, the Buccaneers have totaled six division championships, two conference championships and two Super Bowl championships, including Super Bowl LV in 2021. The Buccaneers are also very active in the community, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation and the Glazer Vision Foundation. For more information, visit

About The Mosaic Company
The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single-source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at

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