St. Pete Distillery Partners With Feeding Tampa Bay: Coronavirus

Skyla Luckey

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — St. Petersburg Distillery has partnered with Feeding Tampa Bay throughout the month of June to give out its hand sanitizer to those in need.

Staff from St. Pete Distillery will hand out 1.7 ounce bottles of hand sanitizer at select Feeding Tampa Bay mobile food pantries on Saturdays.

The distillery has donated more than 100,000 units of sanitizer in Tampa Bay, including law enforcement officers and first responders, said a news release. In March, the company shifted production to hand sanitizers in response to the shortage of the product in the area. They hired 50 out-of-work bartenders, musicians and restaurant professionals to help with the production and packaging.

“It was clear from the overwhelming number of people who came out to our other free sanitizer giveaways that this is a great way for us to meet a serious need and help take care of our community,” said Skip Ragan, senior vice president of St. Petersburg Distillery. “We’re happy to partner with Feeding Tampa Bay, which has been a perfect fit for safely distributing sanitizer to those most in need and making sure the public has access to the products needed to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.”

In addition to the complimentary bottles for the public, St. Petersburg Distillery is selling various sizes of hand sanitizer to meet the larger needs of pharmacies, nursing homes, hospitals, and medical offices. It can be purchased securely through the distillery’s online market place, which offers no-touch pick-up at the distillery, as well as delivery options via the US postal service.

For more information on St. Petersburg Distillery and upcoming events, visit or follow the company on Instagram or Facebook.

More information on Feeding Tampa Bay events, visit the Facebook events page.

The Pinellas County Drive-Thru Mega Pantry is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 starting at 9 a.m. in lot 4 of Tropicana Field.

This article originally appeared on the St. Pete Patch