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Polk County-Florida-Free Food pantries /Food Banks

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Free Food pantries /Food Banks

Food banks and free food pantries listed below help families that are facing hunger. The pantries are mostly located at churches and non-profits in the region. Most of the free food pantry locations may have an application process, which usually requires proof of income, residency proof etc. Using donations from the community, and relying on volunteers, the locations may pass out free boxes of food or serve a meal.

First United Methodist Church of Haines City – House Blest
Address is 114 South Second Street
Haines City, Florida 33844
Primary phone number is (863) 421-9115
The church has an onsite food pantry. It can distribute emergency food, groceries, and meals to the needy. Other resources for Polk County families include guidance, referrals, and information on such services as clothing or shelters.

Salvation Army – Social Services (Lakeland)
Address of center – 830 Massachusetts Avenue N
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Primary phone number – (863) 682-8179
Social services and programs include Soup Kitchens, Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites, Food Pantries, Holiday Programs, Outreach and more. While very limited, cash can be offered on a limited basis for expenses such as utilities, rent, mortgage, and other public assistance.

Family Emergency Services of Winter Haven
Address: 320 Avenue T, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Dial (863) 294-1939
If you are faced with a crisis, then apply for Temporary Financial Assistance. This can help people pay for bills including food, meals, and groceries. Polk County residents can also meet with a social worker to apply for WIC or SNAP food stamps. A number of low income programs are run.

First United Methodist Church of Haines
Address of church – 21 S. Second Street
Haines City, Florida 33844
Call (863) 422-1290

Mulberry Community Service Center
301 NE 5th Street
Mulberry, FL 33860
Telephone number – (863) 425-1523
Food pantries can provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, free new or gently used clothing, and financial help. May also have government surplus food.

Davenport Church of God
Address: 308 South Blvd W
Davenport, Florida 33837
Telephone number is (863) 422-2274
A food bank is run. Perishable items, fruits, breads, and other items are offered.

Location of the food bank is 1232 E. Magnolia
Lakeland Florida 33801

Wave Ministry
3406 Swindell Rd.
Lakeland FL 33810
Telephone number is 813-716-1541
Whether it is a box of food for a low income family or clothing or paper goods, assistance is available. There are also holiday food boxes available from time to time from the charity.

Redeemer Lutheran Church
Location is 390 E Parker Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Call (863) 533-6054 to access the pantry and services offered.
Volunteers at the church can also refer people to local non-profits and charity type organizations.

Central Baptist Community Ministries – Emergency Services
Location is 815 S Central Ave
Lakeland, Florida 33815
(863) 802-4673
Programs and resources offered in Polk County include Furniture, Appliances, Clothing, and Food Pantries. Also get information on both federal and state of Florida government assistance.

First Love Church Of God In Christ
Address – 4140 Church St.
Bartow Florida 33831
Phone: 863-646-8517
An emergency pantry is on site. Depending on donations, there may be boxes of groceries, baby formula, hygiene items, and even delivered meals to senior citizens.

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