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Bradenton Area food Banks

These times have been hard on everyone. So many people are now unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. Many are making that difficult decision on where to spend what little money they may have. You or your children don’t have to go hungry. Visit our area food banks.

Drive-Thru Food Banks

Feeding Tampa Bay MEGA Pantry
Pre-packed meals via a drive-thru style distribution
Date Extended! Tuesdays Through April 27, 2021
3:30 to 6:30 PM (or while supplies last)
DeSoto Square Mall 303 301 Blvd W., Bradenton, 34205 (near JC Penney; enter car line from 301 near Firestone)

Meals on Wheels Plus #Food4Families Drive Thru
Renaissance on 9th/Bradenton Dream Center
1816 9th Street West, Bradenton 34205 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals to go should feed a family of five for two or more days.
Wednesday, March 10, 24 & 31, 4 to 6 PM

Meals on Wheels Plus Produce Pantry
Third Thursdays Through May 20, 2021  

Visible Men Academy
921 63rd Avenue E., Bradenton 34203
Every Third Thursday Through May 20, 2021, 8 to 10 AM

Samoset First Baptist
3200 15th Street East, Bradenton 34208 (the previous location was Sozo Missions)
Every Third Thursday Through May 20, 2021, 8 to 10 AM

First Baptist Church of Ellenton
1707 36th Ave. E., Ellenton, Palmetto 34221
(the previous location was Increasing Joy Ministries)
Every Third Thursday Through May 20, 2021, 1 to 3 PM

Manatee County Schools’ Free Lunch & Snack During Spring Break
For all kids 18 and under
Monday to Friday, March 15 to 19
Mobile bus times and locations:
Bradenton Village, Southeast High & Lee Middle
11:30 AM to Noon

Turner Chapel, Manatee Mobile Home Park and Daughtrey Elementary
12:30 to 1:15 PM

Palmetto Youth, Freedom Elementary/Haile Middle and Ballard Elementary
1:30 to 2:30 PM

Drive Up/Walk Up:
Buffalo Creek, 11:30 to 1:30 PM
King Middle, 11:30 to 12:30 PM
More Information

Manatee County Schools’ Curbside Meals While School is in Session
For all kids 18 and under
Monday mornings at all public schools
Parents/Guardians can pick up breakfast and lunch for the week via curbside drive-thru, between 9:30 and 10:30 AM
More Information About Curbside Meals 
 
Free Weekend Meals for Students
Available for pickup at all Title 1 schools at the end of the after-school program. 
Pick-Up Days Schedule:
Wednesdays: Bayshore High
Thursdays:  Manatee, Palm View, Palmetto Elementary; Lincoln Academy; Sugg Middle; Southeast High
Fridays: Abel, Ballard, Bayshore, Blackburn, Daughtrey, Moody, Oneco, Prine, Rogers, Samoset, Sea Breeze & Tillman Elementary and Lee Middle
Please contact each school’s Cafeteria Manager with any additional questions.

Food Banks – Feeding Tampa Bay Free Box of Food Mobile Pantries

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

Just for Girls
1011 21st Street E., Bradenton 34208
First Saturdays, 9 to 10:30 AM

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 Banks – Pantries

New 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
First Saturdays, 9 to 11 AM

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 Palmetto1701 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
Third Thursdays (Bimonthly)
1 PM

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
10 AM to 12 PM

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

As you can see, there is help in the area. If you are struggling, use these food banks to keep you and your family fed. That way you can use your money for other expenses. As things change, so do food bank hours. Please contact the individual food banks for current hours.

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