Tallahassee and Leon County free food pantries.

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 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: 242 Lafayette Circle
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Phone number - (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

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.

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) 926-3281




Salvation Army, Food bank/pantry
5016 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 222-0304
Services include clothing, thrift store, holiday assistance and gifts, food, and social services. Senior citizens may be able to receive a home delivered meal.

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

For the locations of other free pantries in the Leon County Florida area, 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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