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Sarasota 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.

South County Food Pantry
Address 790 S Tamiami Trail
Venice, Florida 34285
Dial the pantry at (941) 484-4609
The food pantry provides packaged and canned goods. There may be fruits, vegetables, baby formula and other items that serve as a form of temporary food assistance and groceries.

Trinity United Methodist Church of North Port
Wesley Lane, North Port, FL, 34287
Phone number – (941) 426-1734

First Christian Church
Location – 7601 State Road 72/Clark Road
Sarasota, Florida, 34241-9618
Main number is (941)923-2602

Sarasota branch of the Salvation Army – There are several locations around the county. A number of social services may be offered. Programs can include food assistance, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts, clothing, baby formula, diapers, and household items. Some of the Sarasota County locations can even offer funds for paying utility bills and rent.

  • 1400 10th St, Sarasota, FL, 34236, phone (941) 954-4673
  • The Salvation Army North Port, 4940 Pan American, North Port, Florida, 34287, dial (941) 484-6227
  • The Salvation Army Venice, 1051 Albee Farm Road, Venice, FL, 34284, call (941) 484-6227

Saint Vincent de Paul
512 South Orange Avenue
Sarasota, Florida, 34236
Phone number is (941) 953-5477
St. Vincent DePaul is also one of the nation’s leading charities. This is their local Sarasota Florida branch. Programs offer free food, meals, financial help, vouchers for groceries and medications, and other aid.

AFFB/Mobile Food Pantries/Sarasota & Desoto County
8171 Blaikie Court, Sarasota, FL, 34240
Call (941) 379-6333 to find where this pantry will be located next
Emergency food baskets are provided for seniors and low income families-with-children only. Individuals can utilize the Meals On Wheels, Meal Program at TSA, as well as other local pantries and charities.

Church of the Palms
Address of church food bank – 3224 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, Florida, 34239
Telephone number is (941) 924-1323

Englewood Bible Church
Address: 501 Yale St.
Englewood, FL, 34223
Phone: (941) 473-9664
The homeless may be given a free meal. Low income families in Sarasota County can also turn to the center for advice and referrals.

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Address of food bank 2256 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL, 34239
Call (941) 955-6479
Not only may a free, emergency box of food be passed out, but the location also has clothing and other basic needs.

Friendship Baptist Church
Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, Florida, 34232
Dial (941) 371-2301 -5700 for hours and help

Beneva Christian Church
4835 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL, 34233
Call (941) 924-8713 for hours and more information on services offered to the low income.

Center of Hope
Address: East Venice Ave, Venice, Florida, 34285
Phone – (941) 412-9044-1214
Various social services are run by the charity. Applications for public aid such as food stamps are combined with a bag of groceries. Other resources include Meals on Wheels for seniors and the disabled in Sarasota County.

Gulf Coast Assembly Church of God
2800 Pan American
North Port, FL, 34290
Call the church at 941-423-1939
A food bank and soup kitchen are on site. Christmas meals and more are offered in addition to regular groceries or vouchers.

Hispanic Center – St. Jude’s Catholic Church
3930 17th St, Sarasota, FL, 34235
Phone – (941) 955-3934

New Life Worship Center of Sarasota
2105 Worrington St.
Sarasota, Florida, 34231
For hours, call (941) 922-8444

St. Nathaniels Church
Address is 4200 S Biscayne Dr.
North Port, FL, 34287
Telephone number – (941) 429-5610
Free boxes of food that have meats, rice, pasta, and more may be passed out. Families in poverty may also receive personal hygiene items or maybe a blanket.

West Coast Church of Cross
S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34239
Dial (941) 927-6573-3005
The church may have hot meals, spiritual guidance, shelter for the homeless, and overall guidance.

Englewood Helping Hand
Location is 700 E Dearborn Street
Englewood, Florida, 34295-0791
(941) 474-5864
May be able to provide free emergency food supplies to bridge gap until person or family obtains government assistance. This can include Florida or federal government. They can help support people until they return to work or otherwise resolve their crisis.

Suncoast Worship Center
Stop by 881 South River Road for services
Englewood, FL, 34223
Phone number is (941) 474-5045

Community Assistance
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Venice, FL, 34293
Everything from emergency financial aid to food, groceries, and public benefits are offered.

Dollar Dynasty, Inc.
Address – 1922 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota, Florida, 34234
Phone number is (941) 955-8091

Harvest Tabernacle
209 North Lime Avenue, Sarasota, FL, 34237
Telephone – (941) 487-7026
Food, meals, and perishable items for the needy.

Living Hope Church
Sarasota, FL, 34234
1400 Central Ave
Dial – (941) 879-2259 to reach someone at the churches food bank

Mercy Given Ministries
2201 Englewood Rd, Englewood, Florida, 34223
Two phone numbers to dial are 941-702-0318 or 941-460-1880
Some aid includes clothing, free food, and referrals to financial assistance programs, including food stamps.

Sarasota Seventh Day Adventist Church
Primary address is 5764 Churchill Downs Rd
Sarasota, FL, 34241
Phone number – (941) 924-6223
Church may have food, information, clothing, and holiday meals and gifts for local members in the parish region.

Vamo United Methodist Church
Location is Vamo Rd, Sarasota, Florida, 34231
Dial 941-966-3306 or 448-5769-8521

Caritas -Church Services
1651 2nd St, Sarasota, FL, 34230
(941) 366-5620
A regional non-profit that helps the working poor in the county, and groceries from the pantry can prevent hunger in the region.

Gifts from God of Sarasota, Inc.
1872 18th St, Sarasota, Florida, 34234

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