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Free food banks, groceries and food pantries Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.

Get information on food banks in Broward County and Fort Lauderdale Florida. A number of non-profit organizations, churches and charities operate across the region and provide free food to the low income as well as struggling residents. Some pantries near you, that are open today, also provide clients with additional services, such as Meals on Wheels for senior citizens or the disabled. Find distribution centers in Broward County below as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for more referrals.

Each and every year tens of thousands of families as well as individuals across Broward County get some form of assistance from the food banks, emergency pantries, and soup kitchens. Many of the agencies coordinate resources with state or national food distribution groups or other local charities. Or they provide free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals or food baskets.

Each organization is committed to helping as many people as possible feed themselves and their families. For example, learn about and get help applying for public aid from SNAP food stamps, Meals on Wheels for the elderly or WIC. Many of the food banks also provide clothing, diapers, baby formula, and Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts.

Find locations and phone numbers of the food pantries in the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County area below. Call them for meals, free food, groceries, free personal hygiene supplies or other forms of non-financial assistance. Or, if government assistance is needed such as SNAP food stamps, free school lunches, WIC or more call the community action agency in Broward County.

Find free food distribution centers below

New Beginning Food Pantry
1050 S 56 Avenue Hollywood Florida 33023. The number is 954-881-5583
There are a number of items available, based on donation levels. Get shelf stable food, groceries, canned meat or fruits, and even (as resources allow) infant formula. The low income, working poor, and struggling can get help.

1st Brazilian Baptist
Address is 1103 NE 33 Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064. Call 954-783-0119

Eglise de Dieu de Deliverance
Location is 6901 NW 70 Avenue Tamarac, FL 33321. Phone - 954-297-2381
All services are in Spanish too. Whether a free, emergency box of food, or small household or personal hygiene supplies (like detergent or soap), help is offered. Get groceries such as dairy products, cereal, rice, pasta, fresh fruit, vegetables and low sodium foods.




Redeeming Word Christian Center, Inc.
The church run pantry is at 2800 W Prospect Road Fort Lauderdale FL 33309. Call 954-485-4933
A year round pantry is open. There are also special Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meal programs, including for the elderly or children.

Korean UMC
United Methodity pantry is at 6501 W Commercial Blvd Tamarac Florida 33319. Call 954-597-0735

His Place Ministries
Main address is 7020 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33023. For hours, call 954-987-3041

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.
1505 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Dial (305) 754-2444 or 954.630.9501
In addition to food, the agency may have assistance for basic needs such as rent or cooling bills. Clothing and gifts for children and the holidays may be available. Also programs focus on seniors in Broward County. There may be Meals on Wheels, cultural food for immigrants or Latinos, and applications to food stamps and more. Or Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners (among other programs).

Christian Community COG
2052 NW 49th Avenue, Lauderhill, FL 33313. Main intake number is 954-822-7736
The free, emergency food pantry has items such as canned and shelf stable foods, cereal, fresh eggs, frozen meat, or frozen vegetables. In some cases there may be free fresh fruit, Ensure for the elderly in Broward County and vegetables as well as pet food.

Blessing Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
There is a free food pantry and soup kitchen for hot meals at 100 NE 44 Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Call (954) 771-7300
Bag lunches are offered, including for immigrants, seniors, and the homeless. Or get a free hot (or frozen) meal for the low-income.

Davie Community Worship Center
There is a free emergency pantry at 4140 SW 54th Avenue, Davie, FL 33314. Call 954.587.2682





Abyssinian Baptist Church
A food pantry is at 612 NW 6th St, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060. Dial 954.999.9968

Rayfield Family Literacy
Social services are at 2210 Pierce Street Hollywood FL 33023. Phone - 800-913-5481
Whether a wellness or nutritional cooking classes, or some USDA approved groceries or commodities, the charity tries to offer short and long term support.

All Nations New Testament Food Pantry
Location is 4351 W Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313. Dial 954-733-7684
Get supplies such as Canned beans, holiday food boxes, Meals on Wheels for the disabled or homebound and more. the pantry may also have Tomato sauce, Canned Tuna, Fish, Dry Beans, and so much more.

Assembly of God- Pompano
The charity is at 1101 NW 33 Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064. Call (954)709-4005

SDA churches
Various social services are offered. Access the free food pantry with dry and canned goods, fruits or vegetables, paper products like toilet paper, and personal toiletries to those in need. Or get small clothes items or even blankets for the homeless.

  • Lauderhill SDA Church is at 4100 NW 11th Court, Lauderhill, Florida 33313. Phone - 954.865.6913
  • Ebenezer SDA Church. Main address: 134 NW 12th Avenue, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Phone - 954-649-2541
  • Lighthouse is another parish at 441 SW 27th AVE Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Call 954-290-4870
  • Mt. Olivet SDA Church address is 649 NW 15 Way Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Phone number is (954)649-8979
  • Sinai SDA Church food bank and pantry is at 201 NW 46 Avenue Plantation Florida 33317. Call 954-735-4265
  • Sunrise center is at 6800 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, Florida 33313. For hours, dial 954-726-4731




Blessed Sacrament
Location is 1701 E Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334. for information dial 954-254-4821

Bread of Life Food Pantry
20911 Johnson St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. Dial (954) 435-7474
Food, free bay formula or diapers, clothing, and other support is available Clients can be veterans and single moms in Broward County.

County churches
Dozens of them may feed the hungry, poor, and less fortunate. Free food boxes, baby formula, hot meals, and other help is available. There may also be hygiene supplies and similar goods. Find more information on church assistance programs in Broward County.

AHM Church of God in Christ
744 NW 12th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33311. Call (954) 763-9945

Feeding South Florida
Location is 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL 33023. Dial 954.518.1818
A regional outlet of Feeding America. they help with benefit applications including WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children or SNAP food stamps. They also help feed Broward County students during the summer and operate a free, client choice food pantry with formula, hygiene or cleaning supplies and more.

All Saints Catholic Mission and the Soup Kitchen
Address is 3460 Powerline Road, Oakland Park, FL, 33313. Phone - (954) 801-8283
Programs include a soup kitchen as well as free food bank. There is also a shelter on site for the homeless.

San Isidro Catholic Church
2310 Hammondville Road - (Martin Luther King Boulevard)
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
Telephone: 954.978.2302
They operate a charity Food Ministry for the working poor. Free groceries and other programs are for residents.

All Saints Catholic Mission
Address - 3350 Powerline Road
Oakland Park, Florida 33309
Telephone number: 954.396.3086
Soup Kitchen is open daily, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Open daily and provides meals and food.

Aging and Disability Center in Broward County
As the name implies, they help senior citizens or the disabled. Free hot meals, food, recreational activities, and information on SSI may be offered. They also can refer people to Meals on Wheels services near them in Broward County or give out free ensure formula to senior citizens. More on food help from Aging center in Borward County.

Christian Love Fellowship Church
Address - 801 SE 10th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Food Pantry - Call for help or groceries.. Telephone is : 954.428.8980
Dial for assistance, counseling, and information.





Gateway Community Outreach
291 SE 1st Ter, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. Food bank phone number - Telephone: 954.725.8434. Call for hours & nearest location. Offers various social service programs for the needy in Broward County. Some service include baby formula, meals, clothing, and of course an onsite food pantry and thrift store. They also run a Homeless Prevention & Food Program.

Broward County Meals On Wheels
451 N. State Road 7, Plantation, FL, 33317. Dial (954) 731-8770
There are several locations. Volunteers deliver meals, both fresh and frozen, the the homebound, elderly, or disabled. Most are low cost, but some are free. they also partner with stores such as Publix. Wellness checks are also offered as well as free pet food for the homebound.

Christ Church
Location of the Blessings Food Pantry is 210 NE 3rd Street, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060. Call (954) 943-0404

Pantry of Broward, Inc.
610 NW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311. Telephone: 954.358.1481. Food Pantry, 9 am - 4 pm (M-F)
A number of food resources are offered, including fresh food, meats, and canned goods. Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals and baskets can be provided.

Liberia Economic and Social Development Corporation
3220 N 24th Avenue, Address - Hollywood, Florida 33022. Telephone number of pantry is 954.924.3635
Food Pantry, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (M-F)
Stop by or call the food bank to apply for assistance, government programs, and free food.

Haitian Evangelical Baptist Church
153 NW 12th Street
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
There is a Free Food Pantry. Telephone number: 954.479.7113 or (954) 876-9564

Our Father's House Soup Kitchen
2380 Martin Luther Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL 33061
Telephone number: 954.968.7550
Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry is on site. The hours of the center are Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Hot and cold meals, case management, and shelter for the homeless and very low income.

Hopewell Missionary - Manna for the Multitude Food Pantry
890 NW 15 Street
Pompano Beach, FL, 33069
Phone - (954) 782-5778
Call for hours. Assistance includes groceries, baby wipes, and even diapers. Or learn about WIC vouchers to buy formula.

Jubilee of Praise Ministry Church
Location is 4505 NW 103rd Avenue
Sunrise, FL, 33351
(954) 667-6011

Pentecostal Gospel Temple Ministries
Address of center is 767 State Road 7
Margate, Florida 33068
Telephone: 954.979.9999

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
380 S Federal Highway
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441
Telephone: 954.427.2225
Food Pantry (Just Deerfield Beach). Call the church to get information on when free food, meals, and perishable items are distributed.

Temple Beth Orr (Rabbi Gross Food Pantry)
2151 Riverside Drive
Coral Springs, Florida 33071
Dial 954.753.3232
Food Pantry hours Tuesday from 10am to noon.
Also has holiday meals and gifts. Call for information.

Cooperative Feeding Program
1 NW 33rd Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Telephone number: 954.792.2328
Food Pantry: Mon-Fri, 9 am - 4 pm
Soup Kitchen: Mon-Sat, 9 am - 11 am & Sun, 11 am - 12:30 pm







Cross Road Food Bank
621 NW 6th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Telephone: 954.627.6900
Food Pantry: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 4 pm
Requires a referral. If you have one, you may receive help in applying for food stamps, emergency food boxes, and meals.

Mission for God's Disciples
Location of the food bank is 641 SW 30th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Telephone: 954.244.6381
Food Pantry: 8 am - 4 pm (Tuesday & Thursday). There may be groceries as special Christmas and Thanksgiving food boxes and meals.

Povarello Center
Main address is 2292 Wilton Drive
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Telephone number: 954.561.3663
Food Pantry for AIDS/HIV Patients. The non-profit may also offer other support in Broward County, such as referrals to medical care and housing.

Salvation Army
1445 W Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Telephone: 954.524.6991 Ext. 308
Food Pantry, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
A leading charity organization in Broward County. Service include free food, groceries, and holiday meals. Other assistance can help pay bills, medical expenses, or rent. A thrift store may have diapers, baby supplies, clothing, and hygiene items. They also serve many holiday meals, and more on Broward County Salvation Army assistance programs.

Seventh-day Adventist Church of Fort Lauderdale
850 W Davie Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: 954-523-8334
Food Pantry, 11: 00 am -1:30  pm (T)

Shepherd's Way
Location is 1232 NE 26th Street
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Dial - 954.566.2311
Food Pantry, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm





Soref Jewish Community Center
Address of the center : 6501 W Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
Telephone: 954.792.6700
Food Pantry - Anyone in need is eligible but must call for appointment.
Mon-Fri, 8 am - 6 pm (appt.), Wed, Fri, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (pick up food by appointment)
Call this Fort Lauderdale facility for free food.

Family Success Centers are located across Broward County. While housing is a focus, they can also refer clients to public aid, including SNAP food stamps. Or maybe give out a box of groceries or free household cleaning supplies. Locations are in Hollywood, Coral Springs, and other places. More on Family Success Centers Broward County.

St. George Roman Catholic Church
3640 NW 8th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Telephone: 954.583.5892
Food Bank and Pantry phone number, Tue-Fri, 9:30 am - 2 pm.
Stop by the church for government surplus food and guidance. Get help regardless of background.

Sunrise Senior Center
10650 W Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, Florida 33351
Telephone: 954.746.3670
Food Pantry, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
A Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly in the immediate vicinity. They also operate congregate meal sites, can provide transportation, and applications to USDA services.

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1301 SW 136th Avenue
Davie, Florida 33325
Telephone: 954.424.9504
Food Pantry—Only for Davie Residents
Only these local residents can get assistance.

Full Gospel Church
Address - 2201 NE 19th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33305
For information, dial 954-684-0754 or (954) 537-2067




Jubilee Of Praise Ministry Church
Location is 4505 NW 103rd Ave
Sunrise, Florida, 33351
Call (954) 667-6011 or dial 786-307-9216

Gulf Stream
Regardless of religion, the faith based charity may be able to help. A pantry has canned goods, paper products, personal hygiene items, and fresh fruits. They help Spanish speakers, Cuban and other immigrants. They have an emergency service as well.
3420 Davie Blvd, Davie, FL, 33312, (954) 687-3606
6060 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL, dial (954) 972-3321
4850 West Atlantic Blvd, Margate, Floria, 33063, main number is (954) 974-8900
1708 North 60th Avenue,, Hollywood, Florida, 33021, call (954) 322-4327
1037-9 NE 3rd Avene Immanuel Baptist Church, Oakland Park, FL, 33304, (954) 763-7282
Address is 1501 Riverland Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312, call (954) 583-9283
3751 Sheridan Blvd, Hollywood, FL, 33020, (954) 961-4250

Austin Hepburn Senior Mini Center
750 NW 8th Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Telephone: 954.457.1460
Food pantry (Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Park, West Park, Dania Beach and Miramar) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, or emergency as needed.

Bread of Life Feeding Program
3300 NW 9th Avenue
Oakland Park, FL 33309
Telephone: 954.566.3411
Food Pantry/Bank, Tu & Th, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
(services South Broward County)

Parkway United Methodist Church
100 NE 44th Street
Pompano Beach, FL, 33064
Telephone - (954) 942-8310

Omega Church Thrift Shop and Food Pantry
address is 5601 N State Rd 7
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33319
(954) 773-8377
Many free items may be sold or passed out. This includes Boxed Pastas, baby formula, pots or pans, utensils, Peanut Butter, bread, meats, dairy, yogurt, and many other groceries.

St. Vincent
1211 NE 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304
Phone - (954) 462-0716
A free food pantry and thrift store is on site. Volunteers and restaurants donate goods. Struggling families from Broward County may receive fruits, canned goods, milk, detergent, free personal cleaning supplies, and more. There are also school supplies and snacks for children. They help immigrants and Spanish speakers too.

Ease Foundation
Address is 4300 SW 57th Avenue
Davie, Florida 33314
Primary telephone: 954.797.1077
Food Pantry, 10 am - 4 pm

Hope Outreach Center
4700 SW 64th Avenue, Suite A
Davie, Florida 33314
Telephone: 954.321.9158
Food Pantry 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Monday - Thursday)
Another all inclusive non-profit assistance organization. Apply for food, meals, and groceries. Programs for school children including clothes and food offered too. Also learn about low income housing and utility help.

Jubilee Center of South Broward, Inc.
Address is 2020 Scott Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Call the pantry at - Telephone: 954.920.0106
Food Pantry, Mon-Fri, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Soup Kitchen, Mon-Fri, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stop by for meals, food, and support.

Int'l Faith Christian Fellowship
4351 W Oakland Park Boulevard
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
Telephone - 954-763-7684







Boys and Girls Clubs in Broward County helps students, children, and other stay fed after school and during the summer. There are multiple locations in Deerfield Beach ((954) 726-5545), North Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Davie, West Park ((954) 967-8787) and other spots. Call (954) 731-3552.

Open Hands Church
Address - 1316 NW 15th Pl
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Dial 954-472-6035
The center works with non-profit such as Feeding America. Other Thanksgiving and Easter meals may be served, and they offer applications to SNAP food stamps. Other items on site may be clothing or free baby formula.

New Hope World Outreach
Location of pantry is 540 NE 8th St
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304
Call 954-463-3818
Boxes of food, canned goods, formula, and meals for seniors may be offered. Also can have basic needs such as clothing for Broward county families.

Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc.(CEC) - Client Choice Food Pantry
5648 Wiley Street
Hollywood, FL, 33021
(954) 987-0625

City of Hallandale Beach Human Services Department
750 NW 8th Avenue Austin Hepburn Center
Hallandale Beach, FL, 33309
Phone - (954) 457-1460
The government agency supports all of Broward County.

Ft Lauderdale SDA
850 Davie Blvd
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315
Meals may be offered for senior citizens, the elderly, and homebound. Or call for referrals to government assistance.

Additional assistance programs for free food in Broward County

There are dozens of other pantries that may be near you in Broward County and South Florida. Dial 954.518.1818 for details. Or residents can learn about surplus commodity foods from the USDA, free school lunch services. or holiday meals among other resources.


By Jon McNamara

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