Food Pantry Locations

Food-Distribution Events (Updated June 17, 2021)


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Special Events

Mayors' Feed the Hungry Drive Through & Drop Off
Fresh, Frozen or Non-Perishable Items
Saturday, June 19
9 AM to Noon
Nathan Benderson Park
(South of UTC on Cattlemen)
Items needed: Meat, cheese,fruit, vegetables, eggs, milk, drinks, canned goods, baby food, pet food, plastic utensils and can openers (pet food goes to the National PTSD Association that provides service dogs to veterans and people with PTSD)
Event Details

Drive-Thru & Pick-Up Events

Summer Breakspots
Free grab-and-go nutritious meals for kids ages 18 and under. For locations, dial 211, text FOODFL to 877-877 or 
search for locations based on city or area code.

New Food#4Families Summer Schedule!

Weekly on Fridays families can pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner (enough to feed a family of 5 for 2 or more days) at four Manatee School locations from 11 AM to 1 PM: Bayshore High and King, Haile and Buffalo Creek Middle Schools. More information, including school address

Feeding Tampa Bay MEGA Pantry
Pre-packed food items via a drive-thru style distribution
  Tuesdays, 3:30 to 6:30 PM (or while supplies last)
303 301 Blvd W., Bradenton, 34205 (near the Hungry Howie's side/Budget Truck Rental store)
More Information

Meals on Wheels Plus Produce Pantry
Third Thursdays  
(sponsored by United Way)

Visible Men Academy
921 63rd Avenue E., Bradenton 34203
Every Third Thursday  
Next Distribution: Thursday, July 15, 8 to 10 AM

Samoset First Baptist 
3200 15th Street East, Bradenton 34208 (previous location was Sozo Missions)
Every Third Thursday
Next Distribution: Thursday, July 15, 8 to 10 AM

First Baptist Church of Ellenton
1707 36th Ave. E., Ellenton, Palmetto 34221
(previous location was Increasing Joy Ministries)
 Every Third Thursday
Next Distributions: Thursday, July 15, 1 to 3 PM

Feeding Tampa Bay Free Box of Food Mobile Pantries

Limit one box per household at the following locations:

City Life Church
1300 17th Avenue W., Bradenton 34205
Thursday, July 8
4 to 5:30 PM

Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
600 8th Avenue West, Palmetto 34221
Second Saturdays (next event: July 10)
9 to 10:30 AM

Just for Girls
1011 21st Street E., Bradenton 34208
First Saturdays (next event: July 3)
9 to 10:30 AM 

Rogers Gardens Elementary
515 13th Avenue W., Bradenton 34205
(enter via the bus loop off of 17th Avenue)
Thursday, June 24; July 8 & 22; August 5
3:30 to 4:30 PM 

Church of Christ
204 Martin Luther King Ave. E., Bradenton 34208
Weekly Saturdays
9 to 10:30 AM
(Hosted by MLK Ministries)

Giving Alliance of Myakka City
36826 Manatee Avenue, Myakka 34251
Saturday, June 19 & 26
9 to 10:30 AM


Salvation Army of Manatee County Drive Thru 
 Status: Suspended

Homebound Residents Ages 60+

Individuals over 60 years of age who are unable to prepare their own meals may be eligible to receive hot nutritious home-delivered meals from Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. For more information, call (941) 747-4655 or complete an online registration form. Meals on Wheels also can help with food for your pet twice a month, free of charge (calls made by 9 AM on Mondays usually can receive same-week delivery).

Food Pantries in Manatee County Drop-Off Donation & Pick-Up Times

Before dropping off a donation, please call that organization to confirm the drop-off location and time has not changed. 


Emergency Food Pantry! CRPE Ministries
For any person who lives in Manatee County by appointment only
941-242-2515


201 Church of Christ 

Hosted by MLK Ministries
204 Martin Luther King Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
941-748-2040
Weekly Saturdays
7:30 to 11 AM

AM & FM Healthcare Services

616 10th St E., Bradenton 34208
941-730-8952
Second Saturdays
8 to 10 AM
(and by appointment Monday through Friday)

Bayshore Community Church
6502 14th Street W., Bradenton 34207
 755-1129
Tuesdays at 9 AM

Bayside 
1816 9th Street West, Bradenton 34205
941-755-8600
Breakfast on Saturdays, 7 to 8 AM

Beraca First Haitian SDA
2212 8th Avenue E., Bradenton 34208
954-218-6154
Call to have a box prepared

Bethany Baptist Church 
26604 SR 64E, Myakka City 34251
302-3176
Second Saturdays, 9 to 11 AM (through September)

Bethel Church
1805 30th Ave W., Bradenton 34205
941-746-1936 
First & Third Thursdays
Noon to 2 PM

Bible Baptist Church of Palmetto
1750 6th Ave W Palmetto 34221
941-479-2619
Second & Fourth Fridays
9:30 to 11:30 AM

Christ Episcopal Church
313 42nd Street W., Bradenton 34205
941-747-3709
Thursdays, 2 to 4 PM

Church of Christ/MLK
Ministry 204 MLK Ave. Bradenton 34208
941-748-2040
Saturdays, 9 to 11 AM

Church of the Cross
5051 26th St W Bradenton 34207
941-756-0060
Second & Fourth Fridays
9 to 11 AM

Church of Hope Palmetto
1701 10th Street W. 34221
941-531-3266
Tuesdays, 10 to 12 PM


City Life Church 
1300 17th Avenue W. Bradenton 34205
941-749-0288

Tuesdays: To-Go Meal, 6 PM
Second Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 PM

Community of Christ 
5817 33rd Street E., Bradenton 34203
941-807-6985
Third Saturdays, 10 AM to 12 PM

 
Community Outreach
650 27th St E. Bradenton 34208
941-747-5847
Wednesdays, 6 to 6:45 PM
First & Third Saturdays, 8:30 to 9:30 AM

Crossroads PCG
2420 33rd Ave Dr E Bradenton 34208
941-812-1265
Fridays, 6 to 8 PM

Faith Temple Church of God
1720 18th St. E. Palmetto 34221
941-580-0908
Saturdays, 10 AM to 12 PM (Call for Availability)

Fifty Third Ave. Church of Christ
3412 53rd Ave E. Bradenton 34203
941-753-4153
Wednesdays, 9 AM

First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton 
1402 Manatee Ave., Bradenton 34205
941-224-1639 or 941-746-6141
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 AM to 12 PM

First United Methodist Church of Palmetto 
330 11th Avenue W., Palmetto 34221
941-722-1812

Tuesdays, 9 to 11 AM

Freedom Gathering

1910 14th St Bradenton 34205
941-806-9765
Wednesdays: Bagged lunch, 1 to 6 PM
Thursdays: Dinner, 5 PM

Fresh Start Social Services
492 Driftwood Lane, Suite 1321, Ellenton 34222
941-210-8216
Call to request


Giving Alliance of Myakka City, Inc.
36826 Manatee Ave., Myakka City 34251
941-350-2079
Third Saturdays
9 to 11 AM

Helping Hand Outreach
7215 1st Ave W Bradenton 34209
941-554-7701
Thursdays
9 AM to 2 PM

Hungers End Manatee
1802 14th St. W. #C Bradenton 34205
855-777-0259
Mondays, 6 to 7 PM
First & Third Wednesdays, 2 to 4 PM
Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 10 AM to 12 PM

Iglesia Pentocostes Cristo
1910 14th St W. Bradenton 34208
941-565-6755
Second Mondays, 3 PM

Increasing Joy Ministries
2515 37th St E Palmetto 34221
941-721-0684
Special Needs by Request

Joseph's Pantry - Genesis 41
2113 57th St E Bradenton 34208
Third Saturdays, 9 to 11 AM (call 941-746-6221 to confirm)
 
Joseph's Storehouse
1027 9th St W Bradenton 34205
941-465-3686
Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 PM
Wednesdays, 10 AM to 12 PM
Thursdays, 1 to 4:30 PM

Life Changers International World Ministries
406 10th Ave W Palmetto 34221
941-417-2294
First & Third Saturdays
8 to 10 AM
 
Mt. Carmel Community Resource Center 
1314 2nd Avenue West, Palmetto 34221
941-981-5354
Bagged Lunch

Mondays Through Fridays, 9 AM to 12 PM

Mt. Raymond Church 
2410 4th Ave E Palmetto 34221 
941-722-7819 
Saturdays, 12:30 PM

Manatee Baptist Church
1501 7th Avenue East, Bradenton 34208
941-238-7464
Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 AM
 
Myakka United Methodist Church

10525 Lebanon St, Myakka City 34251
941-465-1360
Fridays: 9 AM to 12 PM; Saturdays: 9 AM to 1 PM
Note: If short on food Mondays through Fridays, call to request access to the pantry.

New Bethel Missionary Baptist
11915 82nd St E Parrish 34219
941-776-2568
Second Tuesdays (Bimonthly), 10 AM - 1 PM

New College of Florida
5679 General Twinning Road, Sarasota 34243
941-487-4494
Call to request


New Life Change Ministry
307 41st St Blvd E Palmetto 34221
941-565-0627
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Saturdays, 11 AM 
(food is served until supply runs out)

Our Daily Bread
701 17th Ave W Bradenton 34205
941-745-2992
Daily Meal, 10 AM
Pantry Donations, Mondays & Fridays, 8:30 AM

Palm View First Baptist Church
415 49th Street East, Palmetto 34221
941-722-5077
Weekly Fridays: Drive Thru Pantry, 4 to 7 PM


Parrish United Methodist Church
12180 US Hwy 301 N Parrish 34219
941-776-1539
Second  & Fourth Saturdays
8 to 10 AM

Resonate Life Church
1820 53rd Ave W Bradenton 34207
941-756-7331
Thursdays, 1 to 3 PM

Restoration Church 
3505 5th Street East, Bradenton 34208
941-524-7562 

Tuesdays, 9 AM to 1 PM

Source Church 
5412 SR 64, Bradenton 34208
941-592-4700 

Sundays, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Spanish Community Church
1804 53rd Ave E Bradenton 34203
941-900-8523
 Call for appointment

St. George Episcopal Church
912 63d Ave W Bradenton 34207
941-755-3606
First & Third Thursdays, 9 to 10:30 AM

St. John Missionary Baptist
Church 104 17th St E Palmetto 34221
941-722-2335
Tuesdays, 10 AM

St. Joseph Food Pantry
2704 33rd Avenue W. Bradenton 34205
941-756-3732
Mondays to Fridays, 9 AM to 12 PM
(Now Closed on Wednesday Evenings)

St. Luke Baptist
540 12th St Dr W Palmetto 34221
941-722-8375
Third Saturdays (bimonthly), 9 AM to 12 PM

St. Mary Episcopal 
1010 24th Avenue West, Palmetto 34221
941-722-5292
Tuesdays, 9 to 11 AM

St. Vincent DePaul Society
2850 75th St. W., Bradenton 34209
941-794-1328 

By appointment only

Stillpoint Mission 
1608 14th St W Bradenton 34205
941-748-6835
Fridays, 9 to 11:30 AM

Turning Point-Open Door
701 17th Ave W Bradenton 34205
941-747-0383
Coffee, Mondays to Fridays
8 AM to 2 PM

Woodland Community Church
Church 9607 SR 70 E Bradenton 34202
941-753-8588
Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 AM

Additional Programs:
SNAP Program
 More information about additional supplement added in January.

Online Program: Walmart, Amazon, and Aldi now accept SNAP payments online for approved grocery items. To determine if grocery delivery is available for your location, please visit the retailer’s Website, and enter your ZIP Code (EPT cards cannot be used to pay for delivery fees).

WIC (Women, Infants & Children): Call 813-307-8074



Information gathered by the Manatee Feeding Workgroup. If you belong to an agency that would like to participate in this workgroup, please email Tracie Adams


Need help with pet food and supplies?

Manatee County Animal Services offers a year-round Pet Food Pantry Program. Please call 941-742-5933 to arrange for a pick up of supplies at their Palmetto shelter location.