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Free food pantries Tallahassee and Leon County.

Families in need in Leon County and Tallahassee Florida may qualify for free groceries, clothing and other support services. A number of assistance programs are offered across the region from non-profit pantries, churches and soup kitchens. 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 food bank or pantry offers their own services and as well as resources to families in the community. In addition, the pantries all have conditions that need to be met. 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 addition assistance from food pantries.

Some of the resources offered in the Tallahassee area include free groceries for low income families, meals, government surplus food, clothing, baby formula, and holiday meals. Many of the pantries can also distribute furniture, personal products and may have funds to pay certain basic needs such as utilities, rent, and medical bills.

Good News Outreach, Food Pantry
Address: 548 E Bradford Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32303
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




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
110 Four Points Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32305
(850) 562-3033
Offers reduced priced food, fresh produce, dairy products, and much more.

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: 20 Church Rd.
Crawfordville, FL 32327
(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
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.





Promise Land Ministries Lighthouse, Inc.
Food pantry address - 20 Church Rd
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
(850) 926-3281Salvation Army, Food bank/pantry
5016 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 222-0304
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.

Location is 702 W Madison St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(850) 224-3267

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 information on Meals on Wheels for the homebound or disabled.

By Jon McNamara

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