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Free food pantries, groceries and meals Tallahassee and Leon County.

Low-income families in Leon County and Tallahassee Florida will get free groceries, personal toiletries and meals. Food banks, emergency pantries open today and soup kitchens help people with no money and struggling households. Find non-profits, churches and charities that help feed kids, seniors, single moms and others. Locate a free food pantry near you in Leon County.

Volunteers and donations from the community ensure that the greatest number of people get help, both year round and also near the holidays. Each and every free food bank or pantry offers their own services to low-income or unemployed families in the community, including a drive thru. Get a free box of groceries, laundry detergent, holiday food box or Christmas dinner and more. In addition, the pantries all have conditions that need to be met, and there is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for other resources in Leon County.

Some centers require that the applicant be referred by another social service agency or government organization. Other locations in Leon County are open very limited hours. If more information is needed on other assistance programs, then find additional assistance from food pantries.

There are free groceries for low income families, summer meals for kids, baby formula and government surplus food in Tallahassee FL area. Or get help applying for SNAP food stamps, pet or cat kibble, and other benefits in Leon County, including Meals on Wheels.

Places for free food in Leon County FL

Good News Outreach, Food Pantry
Address: 548 E Bradford Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Call 850-412-0016
Distributes free food, meals, clothing, and more to senior citizens and low income families across Leon County Florida. Call the center to get information on programs administered.

Wildwood Church, Our Father's Storehouse
Food bank address - 100 Ox Bottom Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Phone - (850) 894-1400 or (850) 894-1400




Catholic Charities, NWFLT, Emergency Assistance
Office address is 1380 Blountstown Hwy, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Call (850) 222-2180
Seniors, low income, and the working poor can receive help from this charity organization. Assistance offered includes free food and meals, help for electric bills, grocery vouchers, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, and more. Also get advice, counseling, case management, and referrals to federal government and state of Florida programs.

Church of Christ
Main address - 916 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Call (850) 878-0085

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend
4446 Entrepot Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Call (850) 562-3033
The non-profit works with many local food banks and pantries in Leon County to feed the hungry. Free groceries, rice, pasta, bread, baby formula and even dog food. They also offer SNAP applications, USDA commodities and government aid. Offers reduced priced food, fresh produce, dairy products, and much more.

Element3 Church - Serve Tallahassee
1190 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Phone: (850) 264-1956

St. Paul AME Church
Address: 9469 Road to the Lake Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Phone: (850) 878-4207

Tallahassee Spanish SDA Church
Address: 4823 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Dial (850)591-2268
Migrant workers, immigrants and Spanish speakers in Leon County are a focus. Free food, household supplies, laundry detergent and shelf stable groceries, including from a drive thru food bank.





Churches from Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Several help the less fortunate in Leon County. They may give out free boxes of food or household supplies, such as soap, detergent, or free hygiene items. Many of the locations have free food pantries, soup kitchens, as well as thrift stores. Continue with Leon County area St. Vincent de Paul assistance programs.

Promise Land Ministries Lighthouse, Inc.
Address: 3167 Coastal Hwy, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Dial (850) 926-3281
A free box of groceries may be passed out in an emergency with perishable items such as fruit, breads, and meats.

Capital Area Community Action Agency, Inc.
Address: 309 Office Plaza Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Call (850) 222-2043
Can provide short term help, and longer term self-sufficiency. Food, shelter, meals, and grant programs are offered for short term needs. They also have applications to Florida and federal government programs, such as SNAP food stamps or free lunches for children.

Salvation Army, Food bank/pantry
2410 Allen Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Dial (850) 222-0304
Free food, meals from a soup kitchen and other support is offered. Services include clothing, thrift store, holiday assistance or gifts, food, and social services. Senior citizens may be able to receive a home delivered meal. They also serve Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas meals as well as give out boxes of free groceries from the pantry. Find more details on free food from Leon County Salvation Army.

City Walk Urban Mission
Address: 1709 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Main Phone: (850) 528-3909

Jacob Chapel Baptist Church
Pantry Address: 2333 Lake Bradford Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Phone: (850) 574-3150

Tallahassee Urban League Inc
Main Address: 923 Old Bainbridge Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Phone: (850) 222-6111
Emergency food is offered to the disadvantaged, including applications to WIC vouchers, SNAP food stamps, and USDA meals for seniors.





Church of Christ - Promise Land Ministries Lighthouse, Inc.
Food pantry address - 20 Church Rd, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Call (850) 926-3281
A free food bank and pantry service the low-income, elderly and working poor. Even apply to free cooking classes or get a bag of groceries.

Good Samaritan Network
Location is 2706 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Call (850) 297-1113
Based on donations, they feed the poor, low-income, homeless and others.  Get stuff such as Rice, Pasta, Bread, and Other Pantry Staples, Canned soups and stews, beans and more. Free Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter food baskets are given out too.

Anderson Chapel AME Church
Food Bank Address: 1307 Harlem St, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Phone: (850) 224-2003Free food banks Leon County FL


Location is 548 East Bradford Road Tallahassee, Florida 32303. Dial (850) 224-3246

Additional food assistance programs in Leon County

For the locations of other free pantries or soup kitchens in the Leon County Florida area that may be near you, call 850-562-3033. Low income families and those facing poverty can get other help as well, ranging from brown bag lunches to Feeding America services or information on Meals on Wheels for the homebound or disabled.


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